After notallwhowanderarelost (2014) and Liedje voor Gigi (2018), Benjamin Verdonck has created a choreography for life-sized figures, an unusual planetarium made out of adhesive tape, strings and cardboard.
‘Things’ have played an important role in Benjamin Verdonck’s theatre work for some time now. But whereas previously he acted as a sceneshifter who manipulated these objects, forms and planes and then gave them a voice, now it is the things that monopolize centre stage and contest the role of the actor.
a diorama of the entire world a grand magic showbox
it is a sad song about human beings and the things that surround them although the moon (which also plays a role) remains quite indifferent to it all
oh! you shall see vat you shall see
After the show had to be cancelled right after its premiere on the eve of the first lockdown, there is now a new premiere. A resurrection, expanding in all directions, spinning around more fiercely and wildly than before.
How does art become political? How do you reflect the silence of the non-existent public debate on the climate catastrophe? How do you present theatre in an ecological system that is increasingly and irreparably changing? How do you make work that is sustainable?
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