In 1973, Franz Xaver Kroetz wrote an extraordinary mute play: Wunschkonzert. A woman comes home from work, she watches the news and she listens to 'Wunschkonzert', a radio programme with request songs. What seems like an ordinary evening takes an unexpected turn.
One woman, two era's
Exactly fifty years later, Jessie L'Herminez stages a visual, absurdly hilarious version about the evening rituals of a woman in 1973 and a woman in 2023: where one loses herself by weaving a tapestry, the other dives into a self-help podcast about 'being creatively alone'. Verzoeknummer is an ode to all lonely women who keep smiling despite everything.
Lisa and Marie Groothof
Ben van Duin