Events initiated by Theatre of Wrong Decisions
During the weekend of 9 February 2020, ToWD, Quartair and Rosh Abelfatah exhibited in Sarajevo. The exhibition was organized by Nine Dragonheads from Korea, an initiative to connect artists worldwide to support problematic areas where special artistic attention is needed. With thanks to Stroom, The Hague.
UPDATE WRITERS MONUMENT
33 journalists were murdered in the course of their profession in 2019. Their names are added to the digital monument that goes online Wednesday January 15 at "Writers Unlimited" in The Hague. Since 1992, worldwide, more than 1600 writers and journalists have been killed in the practice of their profession.
See the film: https://vimeo.com/384306581
WHY DOES THE WIND WAIL AT WALLS?
Theatre of Wrong Decisions has inspired three American artists: Andrew Bateman, Quinton Gonzalez and Craig Volk to collectively use our concept. Europe is celebrating in 2019 the joyful occasion that the Iron Curtain fell 30 years ago. Yet, President Trump is erecting a new wall between Mexico and the US.
Look at all our walls: Cyprus, Korea, Bulgaria, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Ceuta. The wall on Palestinian territory built by Israel was sentenced as illegal by the International Court of Justice.
Walls do not solve anything… they impoverish states, deny the desperate, and ignore digital reality.
Trump wants America to be great again, but how small and isolated will it become?
See the film: https://vimeo.com/379029448
The nightmare evoking the shadows of the image does not predict much good.
Exhibition: ruimteCEASUUR, Lange Noordstraat 67, Middelburg.
Opening 7th September 4 AM, closes on October 19, 2019.
Photo: Eric de Vries
See the film: "When Attitude Becomes Form" https://vimeo.com/310862156
WRITERS UNLIMITED WINTERNACHTEN 2019
Date: 17 January 2019
Location: Theater aan het Spui, The Hague
During the festival's openings night, we showed our premiere of 'Monument for Murdered Authors and Journalists'. In cooperation with PEN international London, CPJ New York, and Oxfam Novib Den Haag.
See the film: https://vimeo.com/311745991
NACHT VAN DE ARABISCHE LITERATUUR
Date: 24 November 2018
Location: De Nieuwe Liefde, Amsterdam
The third edition of the Night of Arabic Literature presented a young, colorful and stimulating literary-cultural festival, where writers, thinkers, columnists, journalists, opinion makers, publishers, and art and culture lovers from the Netherlands and Middle East shared opinions and inspired each other.
Theatre of Wrong Decisions participated in the Short Films Room from ARAB FILM FESTIVAL.
EXHIBITION E-WITNESS, WOMEN AND WAR
SYMPOSIUM WOMEN AND WAR: BEYOND VICTIM-HOOD
Date: 16 to 25 Nov 2018
Location: Quartair Contemporary Art Activities; International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague
The program consisted of an Exhibition at Quartair and a Round Table at the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) with works from art collective Art Ze-An (Korea) and Theater of Wrong Decisions (Netherlands).
E-Witness aimed to revisit and reflect on the role of women in war. http://www.quartair.nl/e-witness.htm
«When looking at the role of women in history we often see women working on the background; widows, orphans, but also victims of (sexual) violence. From the rape of the Sabine women, the Korean and Indonesian ‘comfort women’, the kidnapped school girls of Boko Haram, to the IS women. But women also have been fighters and heroes; at times they might also be instrumental in perpetuating war»
ToWD installation was about kidnapping women in the war and the aftereffects: a one minute film about the kidnappings of Boko Haram was presented.
CIRCUMSTANCES / RESPONSES. ARTISTS FROM CHINA & HOLLAND
Date: 26 Oct to 24 Nov 2018
Location: Chongqing Huaren Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China
Exhibition of Xie Bei and Theatre of Wrong Decisions. Two cultures reflect on The Human Condition.
WATCH THE FILM HERE: https://vimeo.com/300963011
Theatre of Wrong Decisions exhibit together with the Chinese artist Xie Bei in HUAREN Museum for Contemporary Art in Chongqing (China). Xie Bei shows paintings and is concerned about nature. ToWD presents 24 short films and 4 drawings used in the films. The hospitality of the Museum, its staff and Xie Bei was hart warming. After 12 years Li Zangyang and Zang Tu and Ingrid Rollema saw each other again in person. Witch was very emotional. Rosh Abdelfatah made the film with the help of Stella.
EXHIBITION LADEKASTPROJECT AT PHOEBUS ROTTERDAM
Date: 22 Sep to 28 Oct 2018
Location: Phoebus Rotterdam; Eendrachtsweg 61, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SHAKESPEARE UNEXPECTED FESTIVAL
Date: 19-22 april 2018
Location: The Royal Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands
Theatre of Wrong Decisions participated in the The Hague Shakespeare Festival with a video installation.
Central item during The Hague Shakespeare Festival - Shakespeare Unexpected - was the story of war veteran Stephan Wolfert. He interweaves his own story of reintegrating after military service and suffering PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) with Shakespeare's timeless verse.
Wolfert suggests that the military "wires" young recruits for war at a psychologically malleable age, but neglects to re-wire them for their return to society.
The texts used in the play on stage were also used in the film installation of Theatre of Wrong Decisions.
GROUND FESTIVAL: Welcome to interesting times! Artist Perspectives on Challenging Issues
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Theatre of Wrong Decisions participated in the GROUND Festival «Welcome to Interesting Times!», on Saturday, March 17, 2018. GROUND is a one-day festival for groundbreaking art, knowledge, design and music. More than 40 artists, thinkers, designers and musicians were participating in The Hague. The program was a combination of theater, lectures, debates, film, concerts and exhibitions.
ToWD participated with projections and in the debate «Can Art Change the World?» moderated by Vincent Van Gerven Oei.The speakers were also Tinkebell, activist artists; Maarten Doorman, philosopher, poet en essayist; Joris Wijsmuller, alderman culture and Bas Kosters Studio, fashion designer.
EXHIBITION THEATRE OF WRONG DECISIONS
Date: 29 / 30 april 2017
Location: pARTners-galerie, Prins Hendrikstraat 5, 3071 LG Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Special event: Ruud Hisgen speaks about why dictators hate Shakespeare. 30 april 15pm
INSTALLATION «DO VICTIMS HAVE A VOICE?»
Video installation at the Tschumipaviljoen, Hereplein in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Expo of props of the films at CBK Groningen
Date: 10th of March until the 4th of April 2017
Powered by: BNG Cultuurfonds, Stroom Den Haag, CBK Groningen, Stichting Tschumi Paviljoen, BeamSystems Amsterdam.
PERFORMANCE OF THEATRE OF WRONG DECISIONS
Date: 15 October 2016
Location: The Peace Palace in The Hague (so sorry Closed Event)