Web of Trust creates an online network between the people who are present in the theatre. How this web of strangers evolves depends on all those who take part. The work deals with the relationship of the individual to the collective, of meeting one another online to being together offline, and of words to actions. The spectators are invited to formulate and negotiate their ideas, embark upon encounters, and explore collective thinking.

The piece is informed by the experiences of the long term theatre research project Inventory of Powerlessness, initiated by Edit Kaldor in 2013 and since then developed in close collaboration with hundreds of participants in different cities in Europe. Web of Trust followed organically, addressing questions about collectivity. The formal language of Web of Trust, however, echoes Kaldor's earlier work Or Press Escape. It uses the computer screen to zoom in on the communication process, and confronts us with our expectations and habits of online behaviour.

Web of Trust premiered in May 2016 at the KunstenfestivaldesArts in Brussels, and has been performed in theatres and festivals in the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Portugal and France.



concept Edit Kaldor

made in collaboration with Gigi Argyropoulou, Bojan Djordjev, Joris Favié, Rufino Henricus, Lisa Skwirblies, Jurrien van Rheenen, Nele Beinborn, Martin Kaffarnik, Nicola Unger, Marion Traenkle, Tirza Gevers, Arthur Keepkens, Rudy Keijzer, Oleg Myrzak, Meike Jansen, Giorgi M. and others.

produced by Edit Kaldor/ Stichting Kata

co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Utrecht, Vooruit Gent, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, and Dublin Theatre Festival.

supported by City of Amsterdam, Performing Arts Fund Netherlands, Open Latitudes Network, the Culture Programme of the European Union (as part of NXTSTP)