Antithesis,
the future of the image


antithesis

antithesis

antithesis

antithesis

         How do edited and manipulated images shape our gaze on the world?

Through the course of history, the role of written language has shifted: in the last decades (technical) images have increasingly taken the lead as the most powerful means of communication.

'Antithesis, the future of the image' asks the following questions: What are images? What is the future of the image? And what consequences might this have on the public sphere? The piece proposes some theses and antitheses around these questions. The result is a performance where projected text battles against danced images and rearranged pop music. A literary-youtube-dance performance.

The performance is based on the principle of 'reappropriation': the reuse of certain pre-existing materials. The dance and music refer to popular video clips and pop music, the pictures refer to a publicity trailer of Levi, and the text consists of citations from philosophical and political texts.

Today, the public sphere is under pressure. As numerous images, words and ideas are being misused in function of financial profit, it is time to take things back. To reappropriate them by embodying them and by doing so, formulate a proposal for an alternative, transformed image culture.




Presentations:

- 16 January 2018, 20h, Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, NL
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- 30 March 2017, 20h15, CC de Werft, Geel, Belgium
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- 7 March 2017, 20h30, Corrosia, Almere, Netherlands
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- 20 February 2017, 20h30, Stadschouwburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
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- 9 September 2016, 20h30, De NWE Vorst, Tilburg, Netherlands
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- 5 September 2016, 19h00, Het Nederlands Theaterfestival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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- 29 August 2016, 20h00, Het Theaterfestival, Antwerpen
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- 22 August 2016, 20h30, Maandagvariaties, Veurne
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- 27 May 2016, 21h30, Sale Docks, Venice, Italy
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- 10 & 11 February 2016, Something Raw festival, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
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- 5 & 6 December 2015, Le 104, Paris
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- 21 November 2015, 20.00h, Het Bos, Antwerp
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- 17 & 18 September 2015, 20h30, Kaaitheater, Brussels
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- 19 & 20 March 2015, Vooruit, Ghent in the frame of the (Im)possible futures festival
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Extra texts: the programme leaflet and a reflection by Rita Natalio.


2014 /          Creation and dance: Michiel Vandevelde Feedback: Dries Douibi Graphic design: Ward Heirwegh Technique: Menno Vandevelde Text: Adam Curtis, Vilém Flusser, Jean-Luc Godard, Victor Hugo, Aldous Huxley, Neil Postman, Jacques Rancière, Anna Siegel, Michiel Vandevelde, Kristof van Baarle, Residencies: Bains Connective, Het Bos, Vooruit and workspacebrussels Coproduction: Vooruit, in the frame of the European network DNA (Departures and Arrivals). Co-funding by: the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.


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