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Roberta Petzoldt

Roberta Petzoldt - foto Tessa Posthuma de Boer
Roberta Petzoldt - foto Tessa Posthuma de Boer

(Netherlands, 1984) studied imagery and language at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She is a poet, actress and visual artist and creates performances in which she weaves music, poetry and light projections into a "trance-inducing trip" with the help of a loop sampler. Her first volume of poetry, Vruchtwatervuurlinie (Fruitwaterfireline), will be published in 2019. In this debut, the subconscious enters into a race with the conscious mind. The collection is about the desire to be more and to know yourself more deeply. With her visual mind, Petzoldt creates landscapes, tears, shadow, pounding, messes, growls and scorchmarks.

(WN 2019)

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  • Spot on Young Poets

    The literary future performs for you! Francis Broekhuijsen presents the high-school students from [Dalton Den Haag, Edith Stein College and the Vrije School Den Haag] reciting their own poetry, the result of the Spot on Young Poets workshops and poetry lessons given at the schools by poet and guest teacher Diann van Faassen. Appearing with them is poet Roberta Petzoldt, winner of the C. Buddingh' Award 2019. Mirle Wittekoek, a participant from last year and winner of the 2019 Young Campert Prize, also performs. DJ Socrates takes care of the sounds and beats. One or two finalists for the 2019 Young Campert Prize are chosen during the Spot on Young Poets programmes on Friday and Saturday. The finalists recite their poems once more on Sunday during the Schrijversfeest (Writers Fest). One of them is chosen by the public and receives the award of being the best Hague student poet.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Book of My Life: Roberta Petzoldt

    Writers told us about their favourite book: the book that inspires or touches them, that set their artistic, moral or intellectual compass. In short, the book they would recommend to everyone.

  • Winternachten 2019 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Thinking about Holland FFWD

    "Thinking of Holland / I see broad rivers / winding slowly through endless lowlands" is perhaps the best-known Dutch opening verse. In Memory of Holland written in 1936, Hendrik Marsman describes the lanscape and the struggle against water. Seven young authors went fast forward to today, allowing the poem to inspire their future vision of the Netherlands. Poets Asha Karami and Derek Otte, singer-songwriters Lounar and Raj Mohan, performer and visual artist Roberta Petzoldt, and writers Simone van Saarloos and Vamba Sherif presented their new versions. Programmer and host Francis Broekhuijsen opened the programme by reading Marsmans classic poem.