Monstrous encounters of clowns – An attempt to swallow the world
© Nada Gambier


Monstrous encounters of clowns – An attempt to swallow the world

Monstrous encounters of clowns – An attempt to swallow the world is a two year project by Nada Gambier in which she will work on the friction between the comic and the brutal in various aspects of life today. The first year is divided into 4 working blocks of one month each ending in a public presentation. The results of the first block will be presented during the Buda Vista #5 festival in Kortrijk in October. In this first block Nada will, together with performer Sara Manente and musician/composer Lieven Dousselaere dive into the grotesque, the ridiculous and the aggressive flavours of (popular) culture in order to create a “physical concert”.

In Zimmer, where the first phase of the process will be launched, Nada and Sara will focus on building a physical vocabulary and the production of noise, chaos and harmony in musical and physical form.

Nada Gambier/Action Scénique is APAP artist (Advancing Performing art projects). Action Scénique is structurally supported by Kunstencentrum Buda for the period 2013-2016

Nada Gambier

Nada Gambier (1980. Finland) roams around in what she calls a crash-disciplinary world where theater, dance, performance, video, writing, curatorial approaches and languages and social concerns merge and collide. Her work often flirts with the borders between theatricality and abstraction and she is drawn to things that she doesn't understand or cannot grasp. The non-spectacular and the absurd belong to her most known trademarks as an artist.


Directed by: Nada GambierPerformed by: Nada Gambier and Sara ManenteMusic/sound: Lieven DousselaereLight design: Michael JanssensExternal advisor: Kate McIntoshAdministration: Klein Verzet vzwProduction: Action ScéniqueCo-production: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats,In collaboration with: wpZimmerWith the support of: the Flemish Government