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Performance 2021

‘How red those petals are! They are like blood stains on the cloth. That does not matter. It is not wise to find symbols in everything that one sees. It makes life too full of terrors. It were better to say that stains of blood are as lovely as rose petals.’  (Oscar Wilde, 1891 Salom)

Salome is an accompanying 25 minute durational performance to Silent Gallop which reinterprets the story of Salome through looped actions. Featuring the accumulating destruction of plaster cast heads of John the Baptist by three performers, with a live original musical accompaniment by Haian Arshid.
The performance reflects on our collective cultural memory of barbarism.
Performers : William Dashwood, Fried Mertens, Luc Van Esch, Haian Arshied
Music : Haian Arshied
Construction : Oded Rimon , Stephan Kuderna, and Otakar Zwartjes
Prop Making : Chaja Hertog
Electronics : Kees Reedj
Print: Yitzhak Mizrahi

Special thank you to Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, and the head of the Library and Collection Marietta Dirker.

Veem Theater , Unverifiable reality events, Amsterdam NL.