True Copy | NTGent
03.10.24 05.10.24

True Copy Bart Baele & Yves Degryse / BERLIN

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BERLIN fuses worlds and realities on stage in this fiercely praised play. One man struggles to hold his own amid a web of lies - or are they variations on the truth?
practical

tickets

15-28 euros

general info

✔ Dutch spoken
✔ Location: NTGent Schouwburg

estimated duration

80 minutes

On May the 6th 1994 the gendarmes break into Geert Jan Jansen’s French country estate, where they find more than 1600 works by the likes of Picasso, Dali, Appel, Matisse and Hockney. Striking detail: most of them have actually been painted by the Dutchman. For more than twenty years, Jansen has managed to fool the art world, so convincingly so that Picasso and Appel themselves unwittingly provided certificates of authenticity for his creations. ‘I do not deceive, I relieve,’ he says about himself. ‘I reckon I’ve relieved them of a heap of work.’

A spelling mistake eventually lays bare Geert Jan Jansen’s illicit activity. The German police arrests him. To this day, museums worldwide are exhibiting works by Geert Jan which nobody would single out as forgeries.

"It's like Jansen said: ‘Sometimes it's just wonderful to be cheated'."
De Standaard (★★★★ )

One of True Copy’s storylines briefly became a worldwide news story in November 2018 when a stolen Picasso suddenly resurfaced in a Romanian forest. Later it became clear that the drawing was a fake and was hidden in Romania by BERLIN. New York Times reported on the events.

In True Copy, BERLIN shows the internal cogwheels that keep this complex man ticking, as a manual for laying bare – amongst other things – the hypocrisy inside the art world. What does authenticity really mean?



credits

concept & direction

BERLIN, Bart Baele, Yves Degryse

with

Geert Jan Jansen and (alternating) Yves Degryse and Fien Leysen

assistant geert jan jansen

Luk Sponselee

video

BERLIN, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Jessica Ridderhof and Dirk Bosmans

video editing

BERLIN, Geert De Vleesschauwer and Fien Leysen

set design

Manu Siebens, Ina Peeters and BERLIN

lighting design

Barbara De Wit

musical composition & mixing

Peter Van Laerhoven

live mixing

Arnold Bastiaanse or Hans De Prins

piano

Govaart Haché

cello

Katelijn Van Kerckhoven

technical coordination

Manu Siebens, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Marjolien Demey

technical assistance

Rex Tee

sound recording

Bas De Caluwé and Maarten Moesen

trailers & teasers

Fien Leysen and Beeldstorm

photography

Koen Broos

production management

Celeste Driesen and Jessica Ridderhof

business management

Tine Verhaert, before: Kurt Lannoye

office management

Maya Van der Brempt, before: Jane Seynaeve

distribution

Eveline Martens

communications

Sam Loncke

production

BERLIN

coproduction

DE SINGEL (Antwerpen, BE), le CENTQUATRE-PARIS (FR), Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilburg, NL), Brighton Festival (UK), C-TAKT (Limburg, BE), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch, NL) PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE)

with support of

the Flemish Government, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government (Podiumfonds)

thanks to

Saskia Verreycken, Diana Boro, Geert Jan Jansen for his help in the preparation and the realisation of the project
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credits

concept & direction

BERLIN , Bart Baele, Yves Degryse

with

Geert Jan Jansen and (alternating) Yves Degryse and Fien Leysen

assistant geert jan jansen

Luk Sponselee

video

BERLIN , Geert De Vleesschauwer, Jessica Ridderhof and Dirk Bosmans

video editing

BERLIN , Geert De Vleesschauwer and Fien Leysen

set design

Manu Siebens , Ina Peeters and BERLIN

lighting design

Barbara De Wit

musical composition & mixing

Peter Van Laerhoven

live mixing

Arnold Bastiaanse or Hans De Prins

piano

Govaart Haché

cello

Katelijn Van Kerckhoven

technical coordination

Manu Siebens , Geert De Vleesschauwer, Marjolien Demey

technical assistance

Rex Tee

sound recording

Bas De Caluwé and Maarten Moesen

trailers & teasers

Fien Leysen and Beeldstorm

photography

Koen Broos

production management

Celeste Driesen and Jessica Ridderhof

business management

Tine Verhaert , before: Kurt Lannoye

office management

Maya Van der Brempt , before: Jane Seynaeve

distribution

Eveline Martens

communications

Sam Loncke

production

BERLIN

coproduction

DE SINGEL (Antwerpen , BE), le CENTQUATRE-PARIS (FR), Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilburg, NL), Brighton Festival (UK), C-TAKT (Limburg, BE), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch, NL) PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE)

with support of

the Flemish Government , Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government (Podiumfonds)

thanks to

Saskia Verreycken , Diana Boro, Geert Jan Jansen for his help in the preparation and the realisation of the project
practical

tickets

15-28 euros

general info

✔ Dutch spoken
✔ Location: NTGent Schouwburg

estimated duration

80 minutes

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