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For two whole years, in a small studio above the main auditorium at the KVS, Jozef Wouters has delved into the history of scenography. What does scenography mean today? What kinds of places or landscapes are relevant in this era? He established a temporary Decoratelier: a motley crew of builders, thinkers, former sailors, and a retired landscape painter. The group asked various artists what kind of scenery they would like to see depicted in the theatre today. Each conversation yielded an ‘infini’ – traditionally, a painted backdrop that evokes a space inside the theatre, a horizon for the imagination. Following a first performance in 2015, Decoratelier will present a redoubled collection in a new form on the big stage at the KVS in May. The INFINI project is a conversation between Decoratelier and a classical theatre building – between makers, builders, spectators, actions, and space. The result is a heterogeneous performance in which, for three full days, the entire collection of infinis has the theatre machine spinning at full speed and setting the viewing machine into motion.
INFINI 1 Arkadi Zaides, Yuval Tebol, Daniel Landau, Efi Latsoudi
INFINI 2 Chris Keulemans
INFINI 3 Michiel Soete
INFINI 4 Michiel Vandevelde
INFINI 5 Rimah Jabr
INFINI 6 Sis Matthé
INFINI 7 Thomas Bellinck
INFINI 8 Wim Cuyvers
INFINI 9 Anna Rispoli
INFINI 10 Begüm Erciyas
INFINI 11 Jisun Kim
INFINI 12 Jozef Wouters
INFINI 13 Rebekka de Wit
INFINI 14 Rodrigo Sobarzo
INFINI 15 Benny Claessens
Anna Rispoli, Arkadi Zaides, Begüm Erciyas, Benny Claessens, Chris Keulemans, Jisun Kim, Jozef Wouters, Michiel Soete, Michiel Vandevelde, Rebekka de Wit, Rimah Jabr, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Sis Matthé, Thomas Bellinck, Wim Cuyvers
Celine van der Poel
Samuel Verdonck, Siemen Van Gaubergen, Tim Vanhentenryck
Ine Craenhals, Lila John, Kwinten Wouters, Dareen Abbas
Pascal Windelinckx, Heidi Ehrhart, Nathanael Van Hoecke
Digital image editing
Hanne Van Den Biesen, Maurane Colson
Ken Hioco, Dimitri Stuyven
Sourour Schallewaty, Max Stuurman, Vic Grevendonck
Marie Vandecasteele, Donald Berlanger, Vic Grevendonck
Christophe Geens, Jimmy De Boelpaep
Karolien Derwael, Sara Verhaert (Klein Verzet)
Nienke Scholts, Rose Werckx, and everyone at KVS
Special thanks to
Jan Goossens and Patrick De Coster, for their unrelenting support and trust
Mennomichieljozef vzw & KVS
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Dream City/L’Art Rue (Tunis)
Arkadi Zaides is a choreographer, who was born in Belarus in 1979 and immigrated to Israel in 1990. Through his work Zaides has been addressing social and political issues, at first responding to the situation in Israel/Palestine and now slowly shifting towards the European context.
Chris Keulemans (1960) is a writer, moderator and cultural organizer based in Amsterdam.
Michiel Soete (1986) makes performances, constructions and music. He lives in Brussels.
Michiel Vandevelde (1990) is based in Brussels and works as a choreographer, dancer, editor and curator. His artistic work consists of actions in public space, performances and the building of various constructions.
Rimah Jabr (1980) is a playwright, theatre maker and writer. Living and working in Nablus and Brussels, she has written and directed plays, as well as published poems and short stories in English and Arabic.
Sis Matthé (1980) is a writer and musician based in Antwerpen.
Thomas Bellinck (1983) is a Brussels-based artist. He has created several documentary plays, often addressing different types of systemic violence, and has recently built a historical-futuristic museum about life in the former European Union. Currently he is working on a TV-series about the concurrence of labour migration, industrial agriculture and pollution at the Southern fringes of Europe.
Wim Cuyvers (1958), speleologist (since 1973), architect (since 1982), forester (since 2009), devotes his time since seven years to one single non-project: the shelter Montavoix in the forest next to Saint-Claude, Haut-Jura, France.
Anna Rispoli (1974) is an Italian artist based in Molenbeek. Her research revolves around a multiplicity of mental landscapes: from the fictional images created by distance, forced proximity, longing or desire to the oriented projections of city branding or city bashing.
Begüm Erciyas (1982) is a Turkish choreographer based in Brussels since 2015. In her work, the stage is often a setting for games of replacement, imagination and belief. Lately, she’s been working on a set-up in which the audience becomes the spectator of their own voice.
Jisun Kim (1985) is a South Korean artist based in Seoul. She has an interest in social systems, cultures and no man’s lands: multi-layered spaces created between laws, norms, the physical borders between countries, and marginalised spaces in existing and online worlds.
Jozef Wouters (1986) is a Brussels-based scenographer. He designs and negotiates space in various contexts and constellations.
Rebekka de Wit (1985) is a writer based in Amsterdam.
Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea (1982) is a Chilean choreographer and performer based in Amsterdam and Brussels. He makes work that seeks to envelope its viewer into visual introspection with a strong interest on sub-cultural production. @autisticmo (on Twitter)
Benny Claessens (1981) is an actor and director based in Ghent.Back to top