Edit Kaldor Amsterdam

Web of Trust

"Stop treating internet like it's a different thing and start focusing on what you actually want your society to look like."
The Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde

Web of Trust brings the internet into the theatre and uses it as its stage. Prompted by growing discontent and the urge to do something about it, a group of disparate people unite online to search for alternatives to the structures that frame their lives.

In 2012 Edit Kaldor started the long term research project Inventory of Powerlessness, with the aim of bringing together people of differentbackgrounds in order to bundle knowledge about this basic aspect ofour lives. Since then the project has been developed in close collaborationwith hundreds of people in different European cities. Through aseries of encounters, working sessions and performances, a wide rangeof situations, moments and states of powerlessness have been explored,first individually and then in the collective setting of the theatre.

Web of Trust grew organically from this work of the past few years. It is an attempt to deal with the complex portrait of distress, anxiety and outrage, which the Inventory has brought to surface. It is an idea. An experiment. It is an attempt to invent frames for figuring out together what is to be done. It is a proposal to be tested and tried.

Edit Kaldor, who lives in Amsterdam, is internationally recognised as being a unique voice in the contemporary theatre landscape. She works mostly with nonprofessional performers and often integrates various digital media in her work in a sophisticated but straightforward way. Kaldor was born in Budapest. As a child she immigrated to the United States, where she lived for 10 years before moving back to Europe. After studying English literature and theatre in New York and London, she worked as an artistic collaborator with Peter Halasz (Squat Theater/ Love Theater, New York) on numerous theatre performances and film scripts. During further studies at DasArts in Amsterdam, she started making her own theatre pieces, which are characterised by a specific combination of conceptually strong theatrical forms and existential themes. 

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Dublin Theatre Festival (Dublin), Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen)