Moving Through Secondhand Sources was a performance made in collaboration with Hester van Hasselt, theater-maker and performer and the Swiss performer Carola Bärtschiger. The performance started from the complex and intriguing life of South African poet Ingrid Jonker (1933 – 1965). There is no filmed material from Jonker, only picture-material, sound recordings and a multitude of materials (books, theater pieces, music etc.) that have been produced after her death and that often convert the author into myth. In order to play Jonker an actress will therefor have to ‘construct’ it’s own role, since there are merely sources to create a realistic or tangible figure from. The performance examines the borders between the actor and it’s role, and the ambiguous transitional point from the ‘real’ into its perception.
The performance has been played as a part of Hauntology of Smoke and Ochre at Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL and later in adapted form for inmates of the prison of Mechelen as a part of Contour, video biannual, Mechelen, BE.

Performer: Carola Bärtschiger, Coaching: Hester van Hasselt and Paul Hendrikse, Sound/audio file: Gary Shepherd and Paul Hendrikse with Grethe Fox.