‘Broeders’ nominated for the VSCD Mime Prize

On August 25, it was announced that ‘Broeders verheft u ter vrijheid’ has been nominated for the VSCD Mime Prize. The other nominees are Urland, Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot, Nicole Beutler Projects and Davy Pieters. The winner will be announced on 11 September during the Gala van het Nederlands Theater in ITA.
The jury about the work: “In this multidisciplinary diptych on capitalist globalisation, Verhoeven shows how the individual mind of workers from low-wage countries can triumph over their exploited bodies. The old-Dutch, socialist protest song that ten Bulgarian seasonal workers sing for eight hours in a distribution centre taken over by robots is a dreamy protest against their interchangeability. In an art institution in The Hague, where the performers lived for three months, a layered documentary and a mimographic three-panel video intimately brought their rich inner world close.”