Without Me is presented in the black box. Live, a checklist is drawn up here, of objects, subjects, thoughts and feelings within this black theatre space and in the reality outside. It is an exploration of the insignificance of the existence of a single human life. At the same time it is an exercise in being present. Every sentence added to the summary emphasises this woman’s potential absence by the repetition of ‘without me’. At the same time she becomes more visible, and is heard longer, with every phrase.
“The initial idea for Without Me originated back in 2016, when I was in my final year at the Institute for Performative Arts in Maastricht. This version of the performance consisted of a pre-recorded CD, played live, listing things, thoughts, feelings and spaces in a world without me. In response to With Out, I reopened and presented this work in 2019 as a live, spoken version.”
Vinny Jones, David Weber-Krebs, Hannah Loewenthal, Antwan Cornelissen, Anneke Tonen, SoAP Maastricht