SPARE TIME WORK
Can you spend spare time? When is one a big spender? How do you spend spare time? How do you spend your spare time? Do you like to play? Sports? Do you work? Out? Do you go to the gym? I’m pretty sure I saw you there...
In SPARE TIME WORK buren musically approaches thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. They explore class and growth with the help of characters like Adult Hood and Young, Cleaner, Grown Woman and Office Worker. Drenched in different colour spheres they investigate a variety of (power)relations, economical desires and social realities. All while being surrounded by the inner and outer voices of (personal) histories and radio, internet and television. In what way is our ‘day and age’ telling us what to be, where to stand and what to do? Who is carrying the dogma, codes, laws and what systems are at work?
• buren – the collective led by Oshin Albrecht and Melissa Mabesoone – is located somewhere at the intersection between performance, theatre and visual art. With irony, humour and a future-oriented imagination, they play with themes like the feminine, pop music and neoliberal fantasies. Last season, they screened their video To give voice to during WoWmen!20. SPARE TIME WORK is their second production.
concept & performance buren (Oshin Albrecht & Melissa Mabesoone) | light Vera Martins | music and sound buren & Benne Dousselaere | set design buren & Kato Six | external eye Charlotte Vanden Eynde | costumes Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes | production manager Famke Dhont | production buren & workspacebrussels | co-production Kaaitheater, Playground (STUK & Museum M), workspacebrussels, Voo?uit, KAAP, de Brakke Grond, BUDA, de t h e a t e r m a k e r | supported by the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission, and apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union | special thanks to the 2020 team Eva Dermul, Hannah De Meyer and Marthe Thys