Troubleyn | Jan Fabre

SIMONA, THE GANGSTER OF ART

with Irene Urciuoli

COMING UP AT THE TROUBLEYN LABORATORIUM


Join us at the Troubleyn Laboratorium for TRY - OUT PERFORMANCES of Simona, the gangster of art with Irene Urciuoli.

Language: English spoken
Tickets: € 15,00 Tickets: € 15Ti,00 

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Simona, the gangster of art, features a woman-gangster, a protagonist who is on a mission to restore one of the most essential duties of humanity: to fight for the power of beauty. She steals the painting The Scream by Edvard Munch and consumes it, digesting it, in small pieces, bite by bite. With several forgeries of the painting, she goes on to buy every possible supply of cocaine in the world. With that white powder, she builds her artwork, a white crystalline column, through the theatre roof, to eventually become "a stylite, a saint on a column, shouting the regained cry of softness." In doing so she claims: "My modest contribution is to break with our criminal economic selfishness. I will see to it that the investment potential of art is slowly but surely destroyed so that the intrinsic value of art, the healing and spiritual powers of beauty, will have a chance again.".

“I don’t want to romanticise the aggression and violence of a gangster. For me it is important to recognize this lust for life, this energy and vitality, this belief that a gangster could change society through a belief in the anarchy of love.”
- Jan Fabre



The monologue will be performed in English, French and Italian.

The production is available via the associate producer EDM PRODUCTIONS - Elisabetta di Mambro / Simona Fremder
For further information: edm@edmproductions.org

 



Irene Urciuoli

Irene Urciuoli was born in Italy in 1992. She trained as an actress graduating at Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan.
She joined Troubleyn/Jan Fabre in 2018 with the performance 'Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules' and 'Mount Olympus – To glorify the cult of tragedy' in New York in November 2018. She is also a performer in the new creation 'The Fluid Force of Love', that is still on tour. She continues to work on other projects alongside teaching as part of the Jan Fabre Teaching Group.

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Text, concept, direction Jan Fabre
Actress Irene Urciuoli
Composer, Sound Designer & Performed by Alma Auer
Dramaturgy Miet Martens
Lighting design and technical execution Wout Janssens
Photography Hanna Auer

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