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.


text Said Reza Hosseini Adib, Samaneh Arian, Aristotoles, Ghazi Ayari, Francis Bacon, Thomas Bellinck, Rihab Chaabane, Abir Farhat, Karima Ganji, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Parisa Heidari, Chamseddine Marzoug, Fatemeh Mousavi, Mohammad Javad Mousavi, Farouk Ouartani, Racist Violence Recording Network, Marwen Sammoud, Ervin Sehou, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Yiouli Vitou, Voltaire et al. | directing Thomas Bellinck | performance Said Reza Hosseini Adib, Samaneh Arian, Ghazi Ayari, Rihab Chaabane, Abir Farhat, Karima Ganji, Parisa Heidari, Ghassen Jlassi, Chamseddine Marzoug, Fatemeh Mousavi, Mohammad Javad Mousavi, Farouk Ouartani, Racist Violence Recording Network, Marwen Sammoud, Ervin Sehou, Yiouli Vitou et al. | dramaturgy Esther Severi | artistic collaborator Jeroen Van der Ven | scenography Camille Lemonnier | lighting design Lucas Van Haesbroeck | technical director Arthur de Vuyst | stagecraft Marie Vandecasteele | production management Celine van der Poel | production Yalena Kleidara, Francesca Pinder, Sandra Raes Oklobdzija, Aisha Zaied | production intern Kaat Balfoort | research & production assistance Hayfa Ghozzi, Pafsanias Karathanasis, Bilel Melki, Amal Rouissi, Georgia Spyropoulou, Laurien Versmissen | interpreting Said Reza Hosseini Adib, Hayfa Ghozzi, Pafsanias Karathanasis, Amal Rouissi, Georgia Spyropoulou, Aisha Zaied | translation Farbod Fathinejad, Yalena Kleidara | transcription Farideh Ghalandari, Yalena Kleidara | production ROBIN | co-production Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, De Grote Post, Dream City / L’Art Rue (Tunis), Fast Forward Festival / Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens) | with the support of KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent, LabexMed / Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (Marseille), The Flemish Government and The Flemish Community of Brussels | thanks to Halima Aissa, Simon Baetens, Louise Bergez, Marc Bernardot, Hassen Boubakri, Sana Bousbih, Ismael Cissé, Omar Fassatoui, An   Fonteyne, Hamma Weld Hamida, Louis Janssens, Lobna Jlassi, Ebia Joel, Lotfi Karoui, Wafa Kanzari, Khalid Koujili, Malek Lakhal, Mostfa Lakhdher, Lorena Lando, Leon Konda Ler, Mohsen Lihidheb, Mahdi Mabrouk, Jalel Mahmoudi, Ahmed Mansour, Brigitte Marin, Fatma Mathlouthi, noAarchitecten,  Stéphanie Poussel, Fanny Robles, Isabel Mohedano Sohm, Imed Soltani, Timo Sterckx, Loes Swaenepoel, Carine van Bruggen, Naomi Van Der Horst, Eleonore Van Godtsenhoven et al.