A gleaner walks behind the harvesters and picks up the gleanings that are still lying on the field. When you work on a project, you leave a lot of ideas lying in your studio.
In AREN (gleaning; which also means ‘harvest’ and ‘yield’), Benjamin Verdonck takes his audience on a review of a selection of the unrealized or developing work which can be found in that studio: a design for a tunnel from the National Bank to the florist’s across the street, a magic box, a collection of unused drink vouchers, a new Fabergé egg, a collection of rat traps that don’t work. A look at installations, a miniature theatre and a cabinet of curiosities.
A question he’s been mulling for some time:
If a performer has a studio, what’s the direct line between that studio and the stage?
Could I walk through my studio and pick out things? A chair that was part of my first show, a collection of leaky footballs, a fox made of cardboard. Could I put these things next to each other such that they tell a new story?
chair football fox
fox football chair
fox chair fox football fox fox
by and with
- Benjamin Verdonck
with the support of
- Casa Kafka Pictures - Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius
- Tax Shelter maatregel v/d Belgische Federale Overheid