Davy            van            Gerven

Litanie van een Terugkeer

This scenographic installation, created together with a team of creators, features various digital representations of a deceased actor. The project aims to explore how digital techniques and AI can give new agency to the archive of the deceased actor. Emerging from an artistic investigation into presence—one of the most important conditions of theater—Karen Barad's posthumanist philosophy, and digital technology, the installation delves into profound themes.

It materializes that which is without material, inherently invisible, and unknowable, focusing on memories, emotions, and everything else immaterial that accompanies the loss of one of the greatest actors of his time. The experience is centered around theatrical presence, loss, technology, and death.

Team: Maarten Bos, Hicham Bendriss, Finn Borat, Margriet Dijkema, George Dhauw, Abel Enklaar, Joris Hilterman, Isa Kasten, Boris De Klerk, David Knap, Cor Langerak, Sophie Luiken, Mimic Productions, Gable Roelofsen, Romy Roelofsen, Kaz Schonebeek, Davy van Gerven, Zino Wey, Casper Wortmann and Nina Willems.

"Litanie van een Terugkeer" was a co-production with Cultura Nova and De Fabriek Eindhoven. The project received support from Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Provincie Limburg, Gemeente Maastricht, Dioraphte, Parkstad Limburg theaters, and Het Geluid Maastricht 

Photography Joris Hilterman

Selected projects                   Litanie van een Terugkeer                       The Shell Trial                        Jugend ohne Gott                        Woyzeck                        House of Strength                        Limburgse Horizon                        Fok me Hokje                        Good Game                        Automatenbüfett                        An Archive of Love                        Libi                        Mom:me                        Ein Körper für Jetzt und Heute                        Common Chorale                        Zündels Abgang                        Götterspeise