ca. 90 min
in Dutch with German surtitles
New Media | Documentary Theatre
In Co-production with Brighton Festival, le Centquatre (Paris), C-Takt (Limburg), deSingel (Antwerpen), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch), Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilburg), PACT Zollverein (Essen) | Supported by Flemish Community, Tax Shelter Belgium – Podiumfonds
Concept, Artistic direction: Berlin (Bart Baele, Yves Degryse) | with: Geert Jan Jansen | Video: Berlin, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Jessica Ridderhof, Dirk Bosmans |Editing: Berlin, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Fien Leysen | Stage, Décor: Manu Siebens, Ina Peeters, Berlin | Lighting design: Barbara De Wit | Technical Coordination: Manu Siebens, Geert De Vleesschauwer | Music: Peter Van Laerhoven | Piano: Govaart Haché | Cello: Katelijn Van Kerckhoven | Live-Sound-Engineering: Arnold Bastiaanse | Sound recordings: Bas De Caluwé, Maarten Moesen | Production: Celeste Driesen, Jessica Ridderhof | Management: Kurt Lannoye
“True Copy“ is a portrait of the famous Dutch art forger Geert Jan Jansen that puts him centre stage. Geert Jan’s work and life is a constant balancing act on the tightrope between fiction and reality. In this new production, the artist collective Berlin uses their idiosyncratic multimedia style to merge two different worlds and realities on stage. Together with the protagonist, they put the finger on a festering open sore in the art world – its hypocrisy.
The performances on 30 May in Erlangen and on 1 June in Nuremberg are followed by artist talks in English.