• Theater Rotterdam: Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot
      Antibodies

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  • In Antibodies, performance duo Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot plays with the question who we are as human beings in this post-pandemic era and who we should become afterwards. In the 1970s, the remains of the famous human ancestor were excavated: Lucy lived in East Africa at the time of the Pliocene, more than 3 million years ago. Lucy could not foresee what would become of mankind. No more than we can do now. From the self-doubt about our contemporary human appearance and the discomfort about the current role of the people on earth, Antibodies looks back to today’s humans from a speculative future perspective.

    Antibodies is an archaeological ritual from a possible future, a futuristic seance in which Lucy 2.0 is summoned on the basis of her Google Search assignments from the year 2020.

    Future Fossils
    Antibodies is, just as Headroom and Botanical Wasteland, part of the Future Fossils series, a tentacular art project about digital creatures in a “non-human” era. Based on the idea that humanism is bankrupt, Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot investigates how the so-called post-humanism could suit us better. How can we grow towards a new version of humanity in which we also involve non-human life forms? The series questions what it means to make art in ‘the non-human era’, an era in which mankind is no longer the measure of things. From the central question: “If man is not the central object, then what is humanity?” Boogaerdt / VanderSchoot searches for the relevance of the theater in a new era.

  • Corona
  • In order to follow the RIVM guidelines and to ensure everyone’s safety, capacity is limited. Please read the measures before purchasing a ticket.

  • Single and duo tickets
  • We offer two kinds of tickets: single and duo. With a single ticket you’ll be seated at a 1,5 meter distance from others. A duo ticket is for 2 persons from the same household. You will be seated together, at a 1,5 meter distance from other visitors. No more than 2 persons from the same household can sit together.


  • medium Suzan Boogaerdt | director Bianca van der Schoot | sound compositions and incantations Wessel Schrik | scenography Marloes&Wikke | video Rodrik Biersteker | costumes Lotte Goos

  • Prices
  • Regular: €16
  • Student / CJP : €11
  • Location
  • Benedenzaal (downstairs)
  • Corona
  • In order to follow the RIVM guidelines and to ensure everyone’s safety, capacity is limited. Please read the measures before purchasing a ticket.

  • Single and duo tickets
  • We offer two kinds of tickets: single and duo. With a single ticket you’ll be seated at a 1,5 meter distance from others. A duo ticket is for 2 persons from the same household. You will be seated together, at a 1,5 meter distance from other visitors. No more than 2 persons from the same household can sit together.