Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx – Creatures at rest

12 July, 2020 garage29 GINCUBATOR


During 3 hours, you are welcome to visit the durational performance as if it were an expo: freely walking in, spending time, going out, and maybe even coming back.

On a round, slowly turning platform, three women barely move. Once in a while, their positions change. Softly, slightly, and easily. As if they were accompanied by a collectively felt outbreath. This non-black-box, durational installation bets on slowness to explore a more embodied way to experience sensory impulses, as well as more resonant, less instrumentalizing, ways of relating to whatever surrounds us. We want to create a space where we can practice another way of relating to what surrounds us. Where the tension that accompanies most of our rushed, everyday lives is kindly requested to suspend, and where a space for less action and more sensorial receptivity emerges. Less reaching out to the world, less production, less doing—more listening. Where the instrumental rationality with which we fulfill our almost compulsive tendency to act on, control, produce, comprehend, grasp, and appropriate whatever surrounds us is put on hold. Where the domination we thereby tend to exert in varying scales subsides. By allowing slightly more time-space around things, we open the possibility for a more reciprocal relationship to our surroundings, where things can more subtly affect us. With Creatures at rest, we are looking for a movement quality and presence that is slow in the sense that it evades the physical, emotional and mental tension that accompanies hasteful lifestyles. As if floating in a timeless bubble where nothing in particular needs to be done, we want to explore what simply being there can mean. This simply being there, of course, is not that simple—nor exclusively passive. We search for a fully embodied presence of performers that can emerge from a paradoxically active resolution to not do.

Concept Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx
Onderzoek Jeanne Colin, Salomé Genès, Robson Ledesma, Mariana
Miranda, Sofia Rodriguez, Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx
Creatie &Performance Jeanne Colin, Mariana Miranda, Alice Van der
Music Stav Yeini
Costumes Sofie Durnez, Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx
Scenography Sofie Durnez, Benjamin Vandewalle
Coach Christine De Smedt
Coproduction KAAP, Museum M, Musea Brugge, fabrik moves Potsdam,
TanzWERKSTATT Cottbus, Brandenburg Museum of Modern Art –
Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus.
Creative production arp:
Met de steun van de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscomissie (VGC)

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