Enkidu Khaled & Joachim Robbrecht
TANK TINK / ONE
Enkidu Khaled and Joachim Robbrecht will close the evening at Ecopolis with the premiere of TANK TINK / ONE.
The impact and disastrous consequences of war remain a painful and often underexposed topic in the debate on global warming. Access to raw materials is often the root cause of conflict and ecological warfare, such as the draining of rivers, is increasingly used as an instrument of violence. Military exercises and operations waste enormous amounts of energy and leave behind hallucinatory amounts of debris.
It is both cynical and ironic but some exercise areas and war zones are so polluted that no one is allowed to enter them. They are instead declared nature zones where nature is given free rein and can heal. The war in Ukraine also puts violence forcing governments to strive to make our energy sources more sustainable on the agenda.
Enkidu Khaled and Joachim Robbrecht will close the evening at Ecopolis with the premiere of TANK TINK / ONE. They have hijacked the format of the 'creative think tank' from its original military context. Along with artists, journalists and activists from different corners of the world, they examine the relationship between warfare and environmental crises in a hybrid and polyphonic lecture-performance.
• Theatremakers and performers Enkidu Khaled and Joachim Robbrecht have previously performed at the Kaaitheater with God 99-Bar by Bar, Night by Night, Story by Story, onward. (2021)
concept Enkidu Khaled en Joachim Robbrecht | van en met Sara Dziri, Chris Keulemans, Anika Schwarzlose, Caroline Ngorobi, Ogutu Muraya en Joachim Robbrecht, Enkidu Khaled | productie Kunstenwerkplaats, VGC | coproductie Kaaitheater, Theater Rotterdam, Monty