Iron Lion Neapolis

video screening
Operadagen Rotterdam 2014
Theater Gouvernestraat, Rotterdam
May 23rd 2014
The comic (and video) Iron Lion Neapolis is an ironic tribute to Naples and Rotterdam. Also Marseille and Liverpool briefly share the story shortly. These four harbour cities can learn a lot from each other. What really concerns me is that they are going to be each other’s brother city. In other words, the masculine version of the sister city. Sister cities mainly find each other in prosperity, or mostly in blind economic gain, usually with good intentions. Brother cities evolve out of the opposite: they find each other in what is not going well in the city. It is a much more humane beginning of friendship. The comic Iron Lion Neapolis is the impetus for the future fraternization of these four harbour cities. These are villain cities, you just want to belong.