KVS

You are an Object to me

Charlotte Bouckaert / Platform 0090 & KVS
Fri 22.03.2024 and Sat 23.03.2024
22.03.2024
and
23.03.2024
  • 22.03.2024
    20:30 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOX
  • 23.03.2024
    20:30 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOX

The classical still life painting is sometimes defined as the world without a plot, or more precisely, as a world that does not elicit a curiosity for stories. In that definition, there is no sense of drama. This renders the term ‘still life’ paradoxical, because life implies movement.

But a still life is not about lifeless objects or about the absolute stillness of a world without human meaning, according to arts and architecture philosopher Bart Verschaffel. He says: “In the painter’s workshop the objects might be motionless, but in his painting they move.”

After her last creation 11 Seconds, in which she let audiences stare at a photo of a museum for an hour in a playful thought experiment about art, Charlotte Bouckaert now turns her gaze onto daily life in You Are an Object to Me. Her question: how can we challenge the ideas of stillness and immobility that surround objects?

Charlotte Bouckaert has been developing a visual language on the cusp of visual arts and live performance for a decade now. By staging images as a changing process, she invites her audience to become aware of the impact of their own observation. Her work takes various shapes, including plays, performances, installations, and video.

Credits

CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPT & DIRECTION Charlotte Bouckaert PERFORMANCE / INTERPRÉTATION Marie De Corte DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Bart Van Den Eynde TECHNISCHE UITVOERING SCENOGRAFIE Stan Wannet MUZIEKCOMPOSITIE / COMPOSITION MUSICALE / MUSIC COMPOSITION Nicolas Roseeuw TECHNIEK/TECHNIQUE/ TECHNICS Lucas Van de Voorde LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / LIGHT DESIGN Harry Cole KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Lieve Pynoo PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Platform 0090 COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION KVS - KAAP - C-Takt - Perpodium - Playground (STUK & M, Leuven) Deze productie kwam tot stand met de Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid en de Vlaamse Gemeenschap MET DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS À / THANKS TO Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek BE 2024