OpenHouse #10 | May 2016  

Sunday, May 22th - 2 > 6 PM - free entrance
wpZimmer - Gasstraat 90 - 2060 Antwerp

Twice a year wpZimmer opens its doors to the public, neighbours, friends and colleagues. We invite you to discover what lives and grows in our performing arts workspace. On Sunday, May 22th we celebrate spring with dance, theatre and exhibition. And if all goes well... with a glass in the sun!

Unison © Joeri Thiry / STUK   

2.30 PM

With Unison Cecilia Lisa Eliceche works with one of the most compelling concepts in choreography: the simultaneous execution of the same movement by several people. But what does the idea of unison actually suggest? What are the political and even feminist possibilities of this concept? Eliceche asks whether we can redefine the way we experience being together in society through this formal tool. With an enigmatic yet precise ritual, the piece conjures up dance histories and popular traditions, weaving minimalism with complex relationships, subtlety highlighting our physical experience of togetherness.

concept & direction: Cecilia Lisa Eliceche – practical & conceptual mentorship: Manon Santkin – alternately performed by: Eveline Van Bauwel, Gilles Polet, Michael Helland, Tarek Halaby, Manon Santkin, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche – music: Christophe Albertijn – technical creation: Johanes Vochten – research & creation: Michael Helland, Gilles Polet, Eveline Van Bauwel, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Steven Michel, Boglarka Borcksoc, Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Guiomar Campos Acosta, Elisa Yvelin – production creation 2014: STUK (Leuven) – production re-run 2015: wpZimmer (Antwerp) – co-production: Workspacebrussels (Brussels), Vooruit (Ghent) with the support of Départs / European Commission (Culture Program) and DNA (Departures and Arrivals / co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union) – residencies: STUK (Leuven), Workspacebrussels (Brussels), Vooruit (Ghent), wpZimmer (Antwerp), La Casa enscendida (Madrid), TAKT Dommelhof (Neerpelt)

4.30 PM
SANDY WILLIAMS & JULIEN MONTY - Everything Happens So Much

There is a transformative event looming on the horizon of the 21st century. An event that could dramatically alter every institution and aspect of human life, ushering in a new stage of evolution: the Singularity, or the age of intelligent, self aware machines. In this future period the pace of technological change will be so rapid and its impact so deep that human life will be irreversibly transformed. The Singularity promises a merger of the biological and the technological; a world where we are still human but transcend our organic roots. Soon there will be no distinction between human and machine, between physical and virtual reality.

concept: Sandy Williams - text: Inger Christensen & Sandy Williams – creation & performance: Sandy Williams & Julien Monty – music: Mort Garson & Sandy Williams - technique: Michael Jenssens – production: wpZimmer (Antwerp) & Loge 22 (Lyon) – co-production: Kaaitheater, with support from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union – residencies: wpZimmer (Antwerp), Vooruit (Ghent), Buda (Kortrijk), De Pianofabriek (Brussels), Le Pacifique Cdc (Grenoble), CNDC (Lyon)

2 > 6 PM (continious)
STEFANIE CLAES - exhibiton

In 2015 wpZimmer accompanied Stefanie Claes for a research project with the focus on her drawings and figures. During this research Stefanie took the chance and the time to concentrate on making small animation movies. For the Open House in wpZimmer she presents a small expo with some of these animations, complemented with drawings that give an insight in the making process and earlier drawings in oil pastel.

Stefanie Claes is a member of Lucinda Ra, a collective with which she worked on The Fioretti Project and on the performance euthanasia with Barbara and Stefanie. The animations in the exposition were part of these performances. Stefanie’s work is strongly connected to the world that surrounds us and often deals with social issues such as child psychiatry, euthanasia, poverty. As a theatre maker she is also always a maker of images: drawings, puppets, animation, costumes. In the expo Stefanie searches for 'what remains' if you isolate an animation or drawing from its context, more specifically the theatre.



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