During Burning Ice, Kaaitheater and CC Strombeek present Lawrence Weiners installation WATER SPILLED FROM SOURCE TO USE.
A small group of people retreats into a shop window in the city centre for a week. They perform ordinary activities there: sitting, lying, walking, standing, making things, seeing, dancing and speaking. As a passer-by, you're invited to participate in this paradoxical retreat in public space.
Welke rol spelen kunstwerken in het vormgeven van onze relatie met de natuur? Wat betekent de alliantie van expanded sculpture, ecologische bekommernissen en nieuwe vormen van participatie vandaag? Wat gebeurt er met de ambiguïteit van het beeld en met kunst als kritisch gebaar wanneer ze verbonden worden met maatschappelijke projecten? Jeroen Peeters zoekt naar antwoorden in de recente kunstgeschiedenis en filosofie.
Karl van Welden stages a disaster scenario for a single object. This installation arose out of his fascination with volcanoes. The Fall examines our ambiguous attitude towards imminent calamity: our belief or disbelief concerning catastrophes, our fascination with decay.
Looking at the proximity between ridiculousness and brutality in contemporary life, Nada Gambier and Marcos Simoes fiddle with the uncertainty of a constantly changing world and the confusion that this brings.
In Into the Big World we experience a world where everything is observed, named, categorised and therefore domesticated. Gradually however knowledge becomes more complex as the world presents itself as a a system where everything is connected to everything. Can we still capture the world in a single encyclopaedic overview?
The French choreographer Rachid Ouramdane has created a ‘sfumato’ choreography in which the scenes flow into one another and the boundaries of the bodies appear to dissolve. The dancers evolve in a landscape of mist and rain. The choreography is a metaphor for the loss of habitats, the exile to unknown places, the memory that remains..
Open to artists and activists interested in the boundaries between politics and performance, art and activism, this workshop will explore how we can escape the old rituals of protest to find a space where the poetic and the pragmatic fuse into successful and efficient moments of disobedience.
Myriam Van Imschoot visited a zoo, went to a motorway to listen with a tuning fork, discovered birds that sounded like chainsaws and imitated ringtones. Five performers – with backgrounds ranging from the noise underground scene to pop – will imitate these sounds using only their voices. You won’t believe your ears.
There are quite a few yawning gaps these days: that between those with wealth and those without, between those who are on board and those who are excluded, between the salary of the CEO and that of the worker, etc. A debate on a pressing issue, involving several specialists and taking as its motto ‘Change the world, it needs it’ (Bertolt Brecht).
An undercover police officer disguised as a clown, a man in drag losing his high heels in a riot, the audience invading the stage and collectively killing their fear... this autobiographical lecture performance turns the theatre into an assembly of hope and asks some disturbing questions about how to change our world.
Coinciding with the 'Global Divestment Day' of action, this workshop will take us on a day long adventure of creative resistance together with an international array of artists and climate activists. A taster training in civil disobedience will warm you up for ‘secret missions’ to be performed across the city.