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i c o n


A 21st-century opera by Atelier Bildraum, Frederik Neyrinck & Sabryna Pierre

14 Nov 2018 12 Jun 2019

A mythical selfie reworked into opera.

After almost one and half centuries, the death mask of L’Inconnue de la Seine continues to fascinate us. The mysterious smile of this young, unknown woman, reported to have drowned in the Seine, now has a cult status. i c o n transfers this 19th-century myth to the context of contemporary visual culture and thereby gives rise to a universal story on beauty, transience and death.
i c o n is a hybrid mix of photoshoot, film set and concert. Portraits are taken live on stage and photo and video images are projected in a virtually instantaneous stream. This way the operasheds light on how we relate to portraits of people in the 21st-century. Just as in Andy Warhol’s Factory events, the boundaries between artist and spectator become blurred. The icon becomes the viewer, model becomes photographer, man becomes woman and victim in his turn becomes perpetrator.
In i c o n, Atelier Bildraum, Frederik Neyrinck and Sabryna Pierre create an all-round experience in which dream and reality are interchangeable.

Production: LOD muziektheater, Coproduction Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian Lissabon, Asko|Schönberg Amsterdam, Vooruit. Supported by ENOA : Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

 

Artists

LOD Muziektheater
ASKO|SCHÖNBERG

FREDERIK NEYRINCK
i c o n 

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
conductor Joey Marijs
soprano Lieselot De Wilde
actor Tibo Vandenborre
libretto Sabryna Pierre
direction & scenography Atelier Bildraum (Charlotte Bouckaert & Steve Salembier)

 

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