Monstrum

Sam Bachy

MEZRAB

03 Sep.

Saturday

19:30-20:10

03 Sep.

Saturday

21:15-21:55

04 Sep.

Sunday

19:30-20:10

04 Sep.

Sunday

21:15-21:55

05 Sep.

Monday

20:15-20:55

06 Sep.

Tuesday

20:15-20:55

A participatory tale to awaken the monsters under our beds.

Monstrum is an immersive and participatory bedtime story that takes the audience on a journey back to childhood fears of monsters to rediscover what these creatures were, where they came from, and what they warned against. The piece looks at how they reflect our worries and anxieties of what lies beyond our safe spaces. Through dialogue and collective drawing it will invite the audience, cuddled up in blankets and pillows, to engage in revisiting their childhood monsters, before exploring what sort of things could be considered monsters in their adult lives, creating new beasts that lurk in the unknown.

About the artist

Sam Bachy is an Irish visual artist and scenographer based in Utrecht. His work primarily takes the form of mixed media installations and durational processes that allow for participation by the audience. His research is invested in questions of homely shelters and fragmented memories, situated in landscapes of personal anxieties. His work seeks to rediscover creative processes of meaning-making in relation to a sense of place and connection to materials. Through creating spaces and procedures for participatory activity he aims to challenge authorship within the process and create works that develop in unpredictable directions.

 

Malanghi Arts, aka Ameera is a British-Pakistani, Artist, Pharmacologist, and Women’s Menstrual health education guide, who lives between the Netherlands and Guatemala. Through Multi-Media, including Poetry, Storytelling, collaborating with musicians, essay writing, hosting and performing, she is able to explore different ways of playing, and processing the Darkness of life, as well as her Identity, as a means of catharsis. She invites and challenges inclusion by the use of multi-sensory experiences in her performance, to ensure that every part of your being has presence and is in some way stimulated.

Maker – Sam Bachy

Text by – Malanghi Arts & Sam Bachy

Performed by – Malanghi Arts, Sam Bachy & Mees Godwaldt

Technician/ Production assistant – Mees Godwaldt

Graphic Design – Dave Postma

With support from: Amarte fonds, Het Huis Utrecht, Stichting Moira