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Onomatopee 48 / Cabinet project
The Miraculous Life of Claire C

The Miraculous Life of Claire C reveals a public secret, based on a human existence which cannot be traced in history books, because identity is a living thing, both effervescent, elusive and in continual transformation.

A few years ago Sarah Vanhee found an unfinished manuscript by Guillaume Maguire in which the un-heroic, but fascinating Claire C was the central figure. Intrigued by Claire C, Sarah decided to become Claire herself and to go in search of the other characters from the uncompleted book. 
Through various channels she came into contact with people who saw themselves as possible novel characters. Claire met twelve actual people, each on a different bench in a different park in Amsterdam. In the course of their conversations Claire’s identity and her miraculous life took shape.

By turns both hilarious and harrowing, Claire’s identity unfolds in multiple layers within a dynamic network of voices. The city plan becomes a web of stories; public spaces set the scene for a novel that writes itself. 

Concept:Sarah Vanhee

Dramaturgies:Lex Bohlmeijer

Graphic design Publication:Felix Weigand

Moderators:Lex Bohlmeijer, Linda PolmanTracy MetzBahram Sadeghi

Texts: Guillaume Maguire, Klara Tracjev and others.

Produced in collaboration with:De Appel Arts CentreFrascati theatre

Supported by:Fonds BKVBAmsterdams Fonds voor de KunstLira fonds 


Publication

Het Wonderbaarlijke leven van Claire C.
Onomatopee 48

Sarah Vanhee
2010


Price: € 18,00    

English version.

English version.

NOTE: Dutch version!

ISBN978-90-78454-58-8

Softcover
160 x 220 mm / 6,3 x 8,7 inch
230 pages

full color images




The Miraculous Life of Claire C
Onomatopee 48

Price: € 18,00    

Dutch version.

Dutch version.

 

NOTE : English version!

ISBN978-90-78454-58-8

Softcover
160 x 220 cm / 6,3 x 8,7 inch
230 pages

full color images

 








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