Glower, the play, was pERFORMED AT THE OTHER FUTURES FESTIVAL on november 9th, 2021 IN DE BRAKKE GRONd IN AMSTERDAM
glowEr – film installed as a part of the accountability station at the future of justice exhibition
glower, the film
In the Glower Film Installation, also known as the Glower-Prologue, shown within the Accountability station in the Future of Justice Exhibition, the physical location of the former Amsterdam Spinhuis emerges as the character of Donna Daantje Doina. Over the course of many centuries, she has been confronted with – and was used herself – to exert control, violence and (in)justice in many ways. As in the Rasphuis, a parallel universe arose in which detainees were expected to ‘improve’ before being allowed to step back into ‘real’ society, often only to return again soon after.
In the Glower Prologue, Donna Daantje Doina takes part in her own restorative justice circle where she must face the harm she has inflicted. The film follows her while she faces the ghosts of women she hurt in the past and tries to make amends with them. This process of accountability lets this character (and space) later become a justice healer.
Glower was filmed in Atelier Mellius.
glower, the play
In Glower, the play, Donna Daantje Doina is now a justice healer. 7000 years from now, humans have organs that can perceive justice and tell them when they are going to die. In the play a crime, and an ensuing justice process takes place… the circle turns changing the meaning of their lives.
Glower, the play, is devised by the ensemble which includes:
Writer, Director : Juliacks
Assistant Director : Kristyna Ilek
Costume Designers : Raphael Jacobs, Anna-Bella Papp
Shiro Mungai as Celeo
Mike Phillipz Gomez as Jasonites
Jeannette Huizenga as Axabel
Kannakee Bhuyan as Geezap
Isabel Mercedes as Aratur
Loveday Smith as Donna Daantje Doina
Leonie Kuipers as Agness
Glower, the film
was written and directed by Juliacks, based upon ideas and evolving questions from the devised play production.
Camera : Lars Berg, Dick Berg
Thanks to Mountains Factory and Atelier Mellius!
Image credits: Lars Berg