performance - Season 14/15
Folk tales, fairy tales and legends are recounted beneath the wings of an amazing bicycle - an intimate space in the middle of a crowded, busy city.
A circle of observation points is placed on the roof of a building overlooking the Brussels canal. Look through a telephoto lens and zoom in: the city, the performers in the distance, the spectators and passers-by become players in a game of creating distances and bridging them.
Three micro-theatres are set up in the streets. The chance passer-by can stick his head inside for a moment and enjoy a surprising and intense encounter.
Departing from the sexual utopia particular to the counterculture of the 60's, Mette Ingvartsen looks closely at our contemporary bodies, searching for cracks to penetrate our understandings of sexuality today. With the solo 69 positions she starts a new cycle of work entitled The Red Pieces. The series is a contemporary reflection on sexual practices and society.
In the early seventies Franz West created his first adaptives or portable sculptures. Using these sculptures, Ivo Dimchev created the solo I-on, followed by the group performance X-on, for which West made new, bigger adaptives. The bodies of the performers and the art objects enter into a unique relationship.