Eric Joris/CREW & Peter Verhelst/NT Gent [BE]

Absence

Absence
Absence

28.04 – 29.04.2016

Capture my body

As a trauma patient, Fumiyo Ikeda is given inventive treatment by her therapist Frank Focketyn. Full body motion capture registers all her movements, as she repeatedly experiences and pushes away her memories and emotions. She feverishly steers her digital representation, hoping to come to an accommodation with it and thus emerge from her trauma.

As always, Eric Joris and CREW play with your perceptions. Using ground-breaking technologies, they assemble what you see, live, to create a total installation. In the meantime, Peter Verhelst’s text unravels trauma and the impossibility of intimacy.

• CREW has previously collaborated with Peter Verhelst on Terra Nova, which was staged at the Kaaitheater in 2012.

#toughtheatre #bignames #technology #destruction


concept and direction Eric Joris & Peter Verhelst | text Peter Verhelst | performers Fumiyo Ikeda, Frank Focketyn | technology Koen Goossens, CREW/Universiteit Hasselt (EDM) / EU consortium Dreamspace | music Bram Bosteels | software development Steven Maesen | costume design An De Mol | with the support of de Vlaamse Overheid, het Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, the EU Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration | in collaboration with EDM (Expertisecentrum voor digitale media), Dreamspace (FP7 ICT collaboration), Universiteit Hasselt - iMinds en Natural Point - Optitrack