For a new project, artist Michiel Voet travels to Algeria. There, he and his old friend Karim Ramtani will reminisce about their shared past in Amsterdam. When Ramtani doesn’t show up at the place they agreed to meet, Voet decides to go look for his friend.
Starting time: 8 p.m.
Duration: 80 minutes
Location: Grote Zaal
About De vreemdeling
De Vreemdeling is a reconstruction of this road trip through the Sahara. A story about the friendship between an Algerian and a Dutchman. But also about Europe’s colonial history and the lost innocence of the European migration policy, which – far away, in the Sahel – is crossing its own limits.
-|-For 22 years, the Algerian Karim Ramtani lived in Amsterdam illegally. He inspired artist Michiel Voet to make a photographic exhibition and a theatre production at Orkater, under the name De Onzichtbare Man. It played at festivals and in theatres at home and abroad from 2014 to 2018. Three years ago, Karim Ramtani returned to Algeria, disillusioned. The illegal life in Europe had offered him no prospects.
concept Michiel Voet and Leopold Witte
direction Leopold Witte
text Michael Bijnens, Michiel Voet, Adam Kissequel and Leopold Witte
design Michiel Voet
with Meral Polat, Adam Kissequel, Ozan Aydogan and Michiel Voet
WITH COVID ADMISSION TICKET
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