Miss Backdrop

This quirky little site, a stone’s throw from the Amstel river, sets the stage for a modest yet unique piece of theatrical architecture in central Amsterdam. The lead role in this urban play is reserved for the Polderhouse, a tiny jewel amongst the city’s treasures, a national monument and reminder of the original landscape beyond the city’s borders. Miss Backdrop takes her place in this double-act behind the Polderhouse; where she forms a subtle backdrop to the Polderhouse’s performance and sets the scene for story of ‘past and present’. Miss Backdrop’s zink and glass costume is an essential part of her complex character; scale-defying, abstract with a classic touch, anonymous yet daring.