How do you stand up in a world you don’t understand? With Life & Times, Veerle van Overloop takes a look behind the walls of closed youth care. An important guideline for this installation performance is the main character from J.M. Coetzee’s novel Life & Times of Michael K. Michael is a lonely young man with social limitations who spent his entire youth in institutions. When he has to stand on his own two feet, he finds it difficult to find his way. In a radical adaptation of Coetzee’s text in combination with dance, rap, electronic music, film and visuals, Van Overloop goes in search of the reasons why some young people get so dramatically stuck in today’s society.
For Life & Times Van Overloop has worked with dancer Olympia Kotopoulos, singer-songwriter and rapper Gloria Boateng, musician Bert Dockx, video collective WERC and filmmaker Marinus Groothof, among others.
DIRECTOR Veerle van Overloop | PERFORMERS Olympia Kotopoulos en Nadège Ouedraogo | GRAFFITI / VIDEO ARTIST Jelle Valk | VOICE Glen Kotopoulos | SOUND DESIGN Robbie Thomson | ANIMATION Joachim Rümke | TEXT Lara Pawson | TRANSLATION Les frères LeMoal | DRAMATURGY TEXT Judith Blankenberg | JOURNALISTIC DRAMATURGY Joost Ramaer | CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY Lex Vesseur | LIGHTING DESIGN Satu Leskinen | TECHNICIAN Hans Hof | SOUND Niels van Dam | WITH BIG THANKS TO Helga Richter, Douwe Ket and Le Hoai Linh | CREATIVE PRODUCER Milan van der Zwaan | PUBLICITY AND MARKETING Annedore van Zalen | BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Frits Selie | ARTISTIC ADVISOR Richard Gregory | GRAPHIC DESIGN Studio Rubio | SUPPORTED BY Station Noord (thanks to We the North and Fonds Podiumkunsten), Stichting Beringer Hazewinkel and Kunstraad Groningen