As after the Love at First Sight festival we generated a crush for the performance and theatre world, this month we proudly present Ghent based oasis of experimental theatre and arts centre CAMPO, spread over three locations throughout the city. Read on for a selection of their Fall programme this year, all situated on the intersection between a beautiful ensemble of multiple art forms.
ONBETAALBAAR is a collective of creators, artists and thinkers residing in CAMPO’s Bomastraat space. Their workshop is dedicated to the concept of fixing things in the post-recycle world we live in. Cast away and seemingly worthless objects will be giving a purpose once more and in the process art work and emotional materialism will be created. Noise pop collective KINTSUGI will bring in the music playing their, how could it not, self made instruments.
‘An investigation into the role of women and the boundaries surrounding body cult nowadays. What does the perfect woman want?’ Austrian choreographer Florentina Holzinger is known for her highly physical performances and moving material drawn from other disciplines – such as kickboxing, yoga or striptease in a questioning on the boundaries between theatre an performance.
After last year’s The Automated Sniper, performance maker, musician and visual artist Julian Hetzel brings a reflection on the concept of guilt/debt/blame, as the German word ‘schuld’ entails all of these meanings. Schuldfabrik investigates the thin line between these (possibly political) meanings as well as its potential market value, represented through a soap factory/store/beauty salon.
Aside from his amazing collages, you might know Maxim Storms from Ballet Dommage, a collective of two theatre makers and actors this guy founded alongside Katrien Valckenaers. In this piece, Storms continues his search for experiment and contact with the audience, providing us this fall with a heavy portion of dadaism and drama, in what he himself describes as ‘an unreliable universe in which the protagonist loses his tail’. He suspects everyone and everything, including himself, in a world in which nothing is no longer certain.
Craigslist is an international internet network on which one can find everything, including men — the premise for another work by Finnish/Egyptian theatre/filmmaker Samira Elagoz in order to explore the possibilities of intimate encounters between strangers. Premiering at the International Documentary Filmfest in Amsterdam, this night she brings a filmic ‘exploration of all the different forms desire and human connection can take’, as always, blurring the lines in-between film, performance and visual art.