september, 2019

27sep19:0023:00Hoogtij: Solo&Happy?!FRI 27 SEP | 19.00 - 23.00 | free entreeGenre:Exhibition

Poule des Doods Hoogtij Het Nutshuis Den Haag

Join the Hoogtij art route through The Hague and remember to visit Het Nutshuis. The programme revolves around our Solo&Happy?! exhibition. Artist Minsook Kang will give live performances to accompany her exhibit about dying alone. In the Film Vault, there will be two screenings of Poule des Doods, the highly acclaimed documentary by Astrid Bussink.

About Poule des Doods
If no relatives are expected to attend someone’s funeral, a well-known poet composes a custom-made poem to be read out at the funeral. But where do you start with someone that nobody knows, and who are we doing this for? An average of fifteen people die every year with no-one attending their funerals in Amsterdam alone. The names of some of them are known, but not all of them. But they have one thing in common; no friends or family come to their funeral. The poet F. Starik, who died in March 2018, established a group of acclaimed poets who worked together in the ‘Poule des Doods’. This documentary by Astrid Bussink (2012, 49 min.), which was embraced by the press and public alike, shows how the poets pave the deceased’s lonely way to the grave by means of a poem composed specially for the occasion.


friday 27 september 19:00 - friday 27 september 23:00