From 12/01/2012 until 03/02/2012
The Stone of Folly
Eva Kijlstra is a third year student at the Amsterdam Mime School. She has momentarily settled into room 608 ( a 4-star room designed by Pieke Bergmans) and researches what it means for her to incorporate texts of others. For this she feeds on the colours in Hieronymus Bosch’s painting ‘Extraction of the Stone of Folly’. This painting depicts the nonsensical brain surgery on lunatics in the middle ages. It dates from 1481 and was originally exhibited in Duurstede castle, the residency of the Bishop of Utrecht, Philip of Burgundy.
For texts Eva is looking into dramatist Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis – a dark play from 2000, whose title refers to the most melancholy moment at night.
Kijlstra wonders what how Bosch's painting will colour her body language, and how Sara Kane's text will work when she uses them for speech, movement and her relations to the space of room 608.