Works: Manah Depauw

Johnson & Johnson

To cut a long story short: It is the story of a woman, a hunter, a razor blade, a disease, a painkiller … At a certain moment there is domestic violence … But the blood is only splashing to all sides in the end… like the fountains in Geneva.

“Thank goodness hunter Johnson was on the watch! Not only that was good news. As it happened the hunter carried around a true painkiller in his pocket. Not one of those small powders but a proper pill. So he decides to rescue her.

Like a crazy maniac Johnson leaps out of his hiding place; and even before she gets a chance to turn her head and look at him, he has already inserted his painkiller deeply from behind. And that makes her feel better…”


Concept & text: Manah Depauw
Performance: Soetkin Demey and Manah Depauw
Advice & assistance: Hans Bryssinck
Scenography & light: Raphael Rubbens
Physical computing: Yacine Sebti
Soundscape: John Bunnens
Production: Margarita Production for The Other vzw
Coproduction: Kunstencentrum BUDA, STUK Kunstencentrum
In partnership with: CAMPO, kunstencentrum nOna, Workspace Brussels
With the support of: de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie