Imagine Moving Rocks (2017)
Members of the public arrive in an empty theatre. This group of eight to twelve people know each other to a greater or lesser degree. They work or live together or in each others’ vicinity: family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, acquaintances. A guide and an audiotape lead them through several group formations, physical actions and personal observations. They hear sound landscapes composed from ordinary sounds. The sense of space varies subtly as the light changes.
In Imagine Moving Rocks instructions for games form the dramatic framework: the participants provide the substance, their personal experience colours the story. The classic codes of communication are thrown overboard and make way for a non-verbal, physical encounter.
What is created is a choreography of images, brought about by a process of transforming the commonplace. An aesthetic experience which results in a symbolic, abstract, uncanny or poetic undertone. That undertone is different each time, because it emanates from a combination of the experiences, projections and formations of an ever-changing group of people.
Concept & guide: Katrien Oosterlinck – Lighting design: Caroline Mathieu – Sound design: Pol Vanlaer – Set: Tine Colen & Jan Van Goethem – Costume advice: Lies Marechal – Coach: Lotte van den Berg – Production: wpZimmer (Antwerp) – Co-production: C-Takt (Neerpelt), Vooruit (Ghent), STUK (Leuven) – Residencies: Dommelhof (Neerpelt), Vooruit (Ghent), STUK (Leuven), Het Bos (Antwerp), CcBe (Berchem)
- Duration: ca. 60 min.
- Language: Dutch or English
- Audience: 8 to 12 people
- Sessions: max. 4 per day
- Venue: black box
- Technical rider: available as from September 2017