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Marijs Boulogne

The Anatomy Lesson

in English


7 PM
in English 
alter Saal
ca. 50 min.

14€, reduced 9€

As a mother and expert on forensics, the Belgian theatre-maker Marijs Boulogne crocheted and embroidered a newborn baby with all the frills out of cotton and silk threads over a period of ten months: skin, bowels, muscles on bones made of salt and flour. The creation turns out perfect, but the baby is not alive. In >The Anatomy Lesson<, Boulogne examines her doll with an endoscope to establish the cause of death. The spectators experience a fascinating journey to the inside of a newborn that engages with the themes of life and death in a both affectionate and bizarre manner, revealing the wonder of life by means of a crocheted stillborn child. 

Artist Talk
on 16.09. after >The Illiad<, ca. 9.45 PM

The Anatomy Lesson (Performance)
Text, Stickerei, Performance: Marijs Boulogne
Live-Endoscopie, Performance: Hadewych Cocquyt
Technik: Tom De Roy
Gesponsort von Storz Endoscope
Mit Unterstützung von Flemish Community

PREMIERE 18. OKTOBER 2007 (engl. Version)


Marijs Boulogne: Lekcija anatomije – forenzi─Źna pravljica / The Anatomy Lesson – A Forensic Fairytale from Cityofwomen on Vimeo.