performance - Season 14/15
Seven Brussels-based artists born in different republics of the former Yugoslavia sit at a table, exchanging stories and anecdotes, facts and rumours, reflections and thoughts about a country in which all of us grew up, but which no longer exists. They try to unpack the story of Yugoslavia – approaching the question of “what happened there” from a range of different perspectives.
The internet is a source of inspiration for Barbara Matijević & Giuseppe Chico. YouTube is the subject of their new performance. Camera in hand, the performer transforms the stage into an intimate room where he records his videos. A walk through the ethereal grandeur of the cosmos, in dressing gown and slippers.
A group of performers performs a choreography for passers-by 24 hours a day, for a whole week. In a shop window, they together create images based on movements we all perform every day, often without thinking: sitting, lying, walking, standing, making, seeing, dancing and speaking. You can choose whether to watch or even participate in this retreat in the public space.
Monstrous encounters of clowns aims to look at the proximity between ridiculousness and brutality in contemporary life and the implications of such a close co-existence of two extremes.
What does nature mean to us? Myriam Van Imschoot visited a zoo, went to a motorway to listen with a tuning fork, during walks in the woods discovered birds that sounded like chainsaws and imitated ringtones, and so on. On the basis of field recordings, 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.