Slogan for Modern Times

‘Is this really happening? What is it? How do we describe what is happening when we don’t know what it is? How do we experience a space that is constantly dismantling itself, now?’

Stressing the moment before the moment of terror, the now anticipating the following now, two performers insist on the very moment before name-ing and identifying. How long can we stay present with this unidentified something, before it is named? Inspired by outcasts and strange bodily connections, the performance is a determinate expression of in-betweens. Bodies, beings, things and codes of communication emerge and create a suitable universe for the undefined viscera. At length Slogan for Modern Times questions the terrifying spaces in between the horrific and the appealing, the pleasurable perversion that is in all of us.

Try-out: 3 May 2015 – OpenHouse in wpZimmer
Première: 28 & 29 May 2015 – Monty

Inga Huld Hákonardóttir

Inga Huld Hákonardóttir was born in Höfn, Iceland and now lives and works in Brussels. After graduating from P.A.R.T.S in 2014 she has worked within the field of performance as a performer, dancer and choreographer.

As collaborator and performer Inga worked with Eleanor Bauer and composer Chris Peck in the contemporary musical, MEYOUCYCLE. She danced for Salva Sanchis in his most recent works Islands and Radical Light and performed/collaborated with the contemporary music ensembles ICTUS and GAME (Ghent Advanced Master Ensemble) in their project Ballet Mekanique. She also performs in Traces, a work by Rósa Ómarsdóttir. Inga created several works in different collaborative constellations and has worked extensively with Rósa Ómarsdóttir. Their works include The Valley, Wilhelm Scream, and Da Da Dans; a commission for The Icelandic Dance Company. With Katie Vickers she created Slogan For Modern Times and the trio We Will Have Had Darker Futures together with choreographer Rebecca Stillman.In 2019 she premiered with Against the Sunset.

Katie Vickers

Katie Vickers is an American artist who lives in Brussels. She is a 2014 graduate of P.A.R.T.S. and 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University. She has danced for and with Daniel Linehan (USA), Martin Nachbar (GE), Benjamin Vandewalle (BE), Vera Tussing (GE), and most recently was a guest artist for the Cullberg Ballet’s production, Figure a Sea, choreographed by Deborah Hay. She has conducted workshops internationally, and spearheaded the Mercersburg Academy Summer Program for Dance and Theatre in the U.S as well as Practicing Performance at The Ohio State University.


Choreography, performance, scenography, music: Inga Huld Hákonardóttir & Kathryn VickersCoaching: Eleanor Bauer, Vlad IonescuLighting design: Joris De BollePhotography: Bart GrietensExecutive producer: Kosmonaut ProductionCo-production: Monty & P.A.R.T.S.Supported by: wpZimmer & School van Gaasbeek