• Wednesday 22 May 2019 - 20:30
  • Thursday 23 May 2019 - 20:30

PerformanceInstallation

Exhibition BOGUS I-III

from 10.05 to 23.05.19

 

For three weeks in May, Kunstenfestivaldesarts invites artists from different parts of the world and Brussels to redefine the boundaries of theatre, dance and performance and to enter into dialogue with local initiatives, creating occasions for reflection about the present and the city we live in.

 

 

 

 

SOMETHING (out of nothing) - Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company & ICK

Kunstenfestivaldesarts

© Brocken Inaglory-Own work

What is humankind’s place in a world in which ecological disaster and technology are fundamentally questioning that very place? Kris Verdonck’s new show explores our physical and psychic state of being in light of an approaching extinction. The combination of an unrelenting pursuit of profit with technological developments has reduced humankind to a throw-away object. The next step is to make the landscape in which we live uninhabitable. What remains once the social, economic and ecological elimination has been achieved? The dancers who were three-dimensional in SOMETHING (out of nothing) are often no more than silhouettes or shadows. They are the ghosts that are the consequence of the destructive dynamic between humankind and the landscape, which in the performance is given shape by large inflatable sculptures, noise cellist Leile Bordreuil and a robot drum. In parallel with the performance, Verdonck’s installation series BOGUS I-III will be on display at Kanal – Centre Pompidou: three variations on performative objects that together form an uncanny, end-of-time landscape.

 

  • Concept: Kris Verdonck
  • Dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle
  • Dancers: Mark Lorimer, Ula Sickle, Sophia Dinkel, Edward Lloyd
  • Cello: Leila Bordreuil
  • Costumes: Eefje Wijnings
  • Light design: Jan Van Gijsel
  • Set design: Kris Verdonck, Eefje Wijnings
  • Software & electronics: Vincent Malstaf
  • Technical coordination: Jan Van Gijsel

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater, Kanal – Centre Pompidou

Production: A Two Dogs Company / ICK Amsterdam