Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN [BE]

Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt

21.05 – 27.05.2019

A cloud of voices gathers in an imaginary museum. Their bodies are held up elsewhere, but here absent storytellers recount histories of hunting. Some of these voices are heard. Many are not. All are experts of a certain reality. Theatre-makers, journalists, politicians, law enforcement: we are all on the hunt for something. Sometimes it’s people. During this actorless audio performance, you will hear snippets of Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Greek collected from around the Mediterranean. Sampling from hours of recordings, Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt pieces together a many-voiced portrait of today’s humanhunt.

• The Wild Hunt is the third instalment of Simple as ABC, a growing series on the Western migration management machine. It follows a theatrical audio essay about cutting edge detection technology and a documentary musical about the digitisation of the EU border.


by & with Said Reza Hosseini Adib, Samaneh Arian, Thomas Bellinck, Arthur de Vuyst, Karima Ganji, Hayfa Ghozzi, Parisa Heidari, Pafsanias Karathanasis, Yalena Kleidara, Camille Lemonnier, Fatemeh Mousavi, Mohammad Javad Mousavi, Sandra Oklobdzija, Racist Violence Recording Network, Ervin Sehou, Esther Severi, Georgia Spyropoulou, Marie Vandecasteele, Celine van der Poel, Jeroen Van der Ven, Laurien Versmissen, Yiouli Vitou et al | presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater | production ROBIN vzw | co-production Kaaitheater, Dream City / L’Art Rue (Tunis), Fast Forward Festival / Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Kunstenfestivaldesarts | with the support of De Grote Post (Ostend), KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent, LabexMed / Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (Marseille), The Flemish Government & The Flemish Community of Brussels

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