theatre - Season 15/16
Welcome to Caveland! is set in an allegorical world populated by fantasy animals, giant moles and figures from the underworld. The cave dwellers travel from city to city like a circus to present their ‘ecosophical’ tale in theatres and at festivals.
Guided by headphones and holding a flashlight to illuminate the darkness of a big, empty and dormant theatre, you're cast as an 'extra' in what appears to be a dream-like rehearsal of powerlessness.
The Dutch artist Germaine Kruip transforms the theatrical space into a ‘field of cinematic experience’. Shadow, reflection, architecture, and stage become the characters in a filmic experience created in the moment itself.
Guy Cassiers takes on Jonathan Littell’s novel The Kindly Ones, almost a thousand pages long, about the persecution of the Jews during World War II.
FC Bergman is recreating the majestic Rubens room at the Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, which is currently closed for renovation. Het land Nod is both comical and melancholy, a sequence of powerful images inspired by the French cinema.