We’re excited to announce that Phobiarama travels this year to an array of European arts festivals including the prestigious Wiener Festwochen. The work also features at LIFT Festival London and the festival of Milton Keynes (UK).
Wiener Festwochen, 11 – 22 May, Vienna (AT), festwochen.at
LIFT Festival, 8 – 18 June, London (UK), liftfestival.com
Milton Keynes International Festival, 20 – 29 July, Milton Keynes (UK), ifmiltonkeynes.org
Last Monday, in the offstage competition of the Fadjr International Theater Festival in Teheran, Verhoeven won the prize for ‘best international performance’. Writing about his video work Guilty Landscapes, the jury stated that it calls for a dialogue in the arts. Guilty Landscapes is an interactive video installation that brings the viewer in direct contact with someone standing amidst a presumed ‘guilty landscape’: a site we usually see only on the news. In 2016, Verhoeven made a series of four of these landscapes. The third episode, entitled ‘Homs’, was screened last week at the theatre festival in Teheran.
From 7 until 11 February the Rotterdamse Schouwburg is bringing the work back to the Netherlands as part of Art Rotterdam.