Diederik Peeters SPIN & L’Amicale
21.10 – 22.10.2021
Looking for the ultimate proof that ghosts exist, Diederik Peeters spent two years delving into the dark tunnels that connect science with magic, and technology with horror. He regularly resurfaced to share his findings in diverse formats, ranging from dance pieces and installations to radio plays. The performance Apparitions is the last in this series of creations. He adopts the role of an illusionist, but quickly gets lost in his own illusions. With optical tricks from the 19th century, he breathes life into his own shadow and conjures the ghosts of the future. In a kind of visual delirium, echoes of Méliès or Houdini clash with the 22nd century. Are the dead alive here, and does the future simply occur in the present?
• The work of theatre maker Diederik Peeters always looks for ways to sabotage the notion of an unchanging reality. You can often find him in the work of other artists, disguised as a performer, actor or advisor. With Hans Bryssinck and Kaaitheater artist-in-residence Kate McIntosh he founded SPIN, an artist-run research and support platform in Brussels.
a performance by Diederik Peeters | in close collaboration with Jonas Chéreau (performer), Henri-Emmanuel Doublier (lights), Lieven Dousselaere (music & sound), Marion Le Guerroué (artistic assistance & production), Jérôme Dupraz (robotics), Camille Bono/Thomas Riou (production assistance), Christoph Hefti (visual design), Danai Anesiadou (outside eye), Sara Manente (choreographic eye), Grégoire Blanc (theremin), Maxim Daish-Belay (voice) | an associated production by SPIN & L’Amicale | supported by the Flemish Community, the City of Rennes | co-production Centre Pompidou, BUDA, Nona, Schauspiel Leipzig, Le Vivat , Vooruit | support during the creation La Bellone, De Brakke Grond, La Chartreuse, Far West, Fructose, Impakt festival, Netwerk Aalst, Playground Festival, Superamas, Théâtre de Poche/Salle Ropartz