the repossessed

performance | 70min | 2020

The Repossessed is a performative reading of  Djuna Barnes' 1936 novel, Nightwood, a modernist Gothic tale of love and obsession in which the boundaries of class, religion, and gender dissolve. A century since the events in the novel, we follow the spectres of Barnes’ characters through the streets of Paris. Our attention falls on what is most bodily, though still ethereal, a present gaze at a half factual, half fictionalized past. 

performance history

(2020) WORM - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

performed by

Sissi Betina Venturin
Mavi Veloso
Lennart Smidt
Patricia Janeiro
Leonie Kuipers

production support

Stichting VHDG
Mondriaan Fonds
Fonds Kwadraat


Nia Konstantinova

project supervisors

Charlien Adriaenssens
Lieselot van Damme

cinematography (stage projections)

Silvia Ulloa Marquez

live sound and original score

Lennart Smidt


Mint Collective