THING, a museum installation in motion, a choreography of objects and a body, carried by a large table, as an arena of imagination. For a moment they are there, then they slip over the edge and disappear into nothingness.
For Playground festival, a meeting point for performing arts and visual arts, Charlotte Bouckaert creates THING, an installation in motion, a choreography of banal objects and a body, carried by a large table, as an arena of imagination. For a moment they are there, then they slip over the edge and disappear into nothingness. What are the contours life leaves behind: “It is the fate of things and of all that one can possess to be born of darkness to know an inexplicable and brief existence in little light.” (Bart Verschaffel)
Charlotte Bouckaert is fascinated by still life in painting. By what is depicted but even more by how things are represented. In 16th-century still life art, objects were imitated as reliably as possible; in the 20th century, they have become the starting point for plastic and conceptual experiments.
After 11 SECONDS, her most recent theatre performance that brings a photograph to life, Bouckaert now makes everyday objects move and evolve. In order to challenge stillness and lifelessness and focus on looking as a conscious and animated action.
- Concept: Charlotte Bouckaert
- Performance: Marie De Corte
- Artistic collaborator: Bart Van den Eynde
- Technical execution: Stan Wannet
PRODUCTION / COPRODUCTION / SUPPORT
- Production: Platform 0090
- Coproduction: Playground festival (STUK & M, Leuven)
- Supported by: the Arts Decree of the Flemish Government, the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government
- Duration: 30 min
- Technical rider [PDF, 212 KB]
- Playground festival, Leuven (B), 18-19 November 2023