performance - Season 14/15
The internet is a source of inspiration for Barbara Matijević & Giuseppe Chico. YouTube is the subject of their new performance. The performer transforms the stage into an intimate room where she records her videos. As she interacts with a range of devices inspired by machines, gadgets and toys commonly used by DIY filmmakers, the performance establishes close parallels between amateur and artistic practices.
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.
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination brings artists and activists together to carry out theatrical direct actions across Europe. Now the collective is retreating for a moment to the relative safety of the stage to collectively ask some disturbing questions about how to change our world. The show is combined with two workshops.