SOMETHING (out of nothing) & BOGUS I-III

€ 18 / € 15

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 Leila 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.

Attention, the performance will only be presented in English.

Exhibition: BOGUS I-III
10.05–23.05 Kanal – Centre Pompidou
Tickets for the exhibition are for sale at Kanal – Centre Pompidou
With a ticket for the performance you have access to the exhibition at Kanal – Centre Pompidou on the same day.

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
Technical assistance: Maarten Heijdra, Hugo van der Veldt

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater, Kanal – Centre Pompidou
Production: A Two Dogs Company / ICK Amsterdam
Coproduction: Spring Festival, Kaaitheater
With the support of: Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government 

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