performance

Hedwig Houben

Imitator Being Made

performance

Imitator Being Made
Imitator Being Made

production

Fri 24.03.17

Hedwig Houben introduces three plaster characters: The Made, The Being and The Imitator. How do they relate to each other? How much do authenticity and originality really matter? Don’t we all learn through copying others?

Miet Warlop

CRUMBLING DOWN

performance

CRUMBLING DOWN
CRUMBLING DOWN

production

Fri 24.03.17

Miet Warlop presents a succession of theatrical vignettes, consisting of physical actions, sculptural props and scenic interventions that artfully cancel each other out on stage. Each scene reveals the immaterial processes that go into the work – using a plastic language. It turns them into a sculptural live event creating a temporary fantasy that begins to crumble in the moment of its completion.

Opening Night | Performatik17

talk performance

Opening Night | Performatik17
Opening Night | Performatik17

production

Fri 24.03.17

In addition to Dorothea von Hantelmann’s opening talk and Grace Schwindts opening performance Opera and Steel – made especially for Performatik – the festival kick-off showcases performances by Hedwig Houben, Kristof Van Gestel and Heike Langsdorf, and Miet Warlop. Laure Prouvost completes the evening with an installation.

Ieva Misevičiūtė

SSSSSSSSSSSS

performance

SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)
SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)

production

Sat 25.03.17

SSSSSSSSSSSS is a solo about survival instincts based on Butoh techniques, performed in the public space. Initially, Misevičiūtė looks like one of those street artists who pretend to be statues, but the meticulous movements of her living sculpture gradually evolve into a choreography.

Grace Schwindt

Opera and Steel

performance

Opera and Steel
Opera and Steel

production

Fri 24.03 - Sat 25.03.17

Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She draws inspiration from Bernini’s sculptural group Apollo and Daphne. Starting from the dynamic of this frozen scene, she creates a striking overall picture with music, song and acrobatics.

Lotte van den Berg

The Agonistic Conversation

theatre performance

The Agonistic Conversation
The Agonistic Conversation

production

Sat 25.03.17

How do you facilitate a good discussion between opponents? The Agonistic Conversation was developed as a reaction to the philosopher Chantal Mouffe. She speaks about the importance of conflict in the political arena, and the way in which the Maori deal with conflict within their own community.

Lotte van den Berg

Thinking Together – An Experiment

theatre performance

Thinking Together – An Experiment
Thinking Together – An Experiment

production

Sat 25.03.17

The American quantum physicist David Bohm takes as his premise the self-regulating way in which a group of people functions. You never think alone, but are always linked to the thinking of others. Thus a discussion is the ideal place in which to research and maintain the patterns of this collective thinking – without a moderator.

Lotte van den Berg

Wordless Discussion

theatre performance

Wordless Discussion
Wordless Discussion

production

Sun 26.03.17

Experience what lies at the root of human contact, and how a group can come together in a very direct way. To look at one another without speaking is highly intense. This encounter is based on the annual meeting of Inuit leaders, which is conducted without speaking.

Kristof Van Gestel/Manoeuvre & Heike Langsdorf

Vormfrakken

performance

Vormfrakken
Vormfrakken

production

Fri 24.03 - Sat 25.03.17

Kristof Van Gestel and Manoeuvre  have created textile objects in myriad forms, colours, and textures: Vormfrakken. They are activated by a task-based choreography of movements and actions – this time in collaboration with Heike Langsdorf. You can simply watch or join in yourself.

Fabrice Samyn

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

performance

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle
CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

production

Sun 26.03.17

The visual artist Fabrice Samyn presents five of his seven Breath Pieces, which take breathing as their starting point. To the rhythm of the breathing, a number of different actions are performed that intensify your awareness of time, while attention is focused on all that is fundamental and uncontrollable about breathing. This show has been cancelled and rescheduled to season 2017-2018.

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

production

Sat 25.03 - Sun 26.03.17

Caspar Western Friedrich combines the narrative force of the Western with the dreamy longings of Romanticism. Drawing his inspiration from the lonesome cowboy and from the paintings and personality of Caspar David Friedrich, Philippe Quesne builds a studio of landscapes on stage.

Orla Barry

Breaking Rainbows

performance

Breaking Rainbows
Breaking Rainbows

production

Sat 25.03 - Sun 26.03.17

With a year’s production of her own wool and two performers, Orla Barry addresses our problematic relationship with the natural world. The result is a live performance and a video installation, which she interweaves with coincidence, language, humour and despair at the direction we are taking the environment.

Benjamin Vandewalle

Peri-Sphere

performance

Peri-Sphere
Peri-Sphere

production

Sat 25.03 - Mon 27.03.17

Benjamin Vandewalle’s latest investigation in the realm of the visual takes the form of a one-on-one performative installation. You are invited to take place in a mobile periscope system that elicits a profoundly immersive and disorienting experience. Rethink the spatiality of seeing!

Charlemagne Palestine

strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!

music performance

strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!
strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!

production

Sun 26.03.17

Charlemagne Palestine is unleashing his strumming technique on the Bösendorfer Imperial: a piano that covers eight complete octaves. His instrument looks like a sculpted altar made of cuddly toys. He elevates these to divine creatures or shamanistic totems that are always close by.

Nora Kapfer & Inka Meißner

New Tars

performance

New Tars
New Tars

production

Sun 26.03.17

Nora Kapfer presents a series of paintings marked by shiny black surfaces. Her symbols allow for a universal and abstracted communication, rendering present the imperceptible. On the last day of the exhibition she invites fellow artist Inka Meißner as a bodily respondent to the paintings.