© David Weber-Krebs

the actual event

performance

Let’s imagine people waiting in the foyer of a theatre. They are waiting for the door to open. It opens, and they enter the theatre. When everybody is inside, the door closes behind them. There is no tribune. No stage. It is an enclosed space and what people share, here, is air. The air that was there before they entered. The air that, now, mingles with the air that all of them carried inside. Every person for themselves. They breath this air together now. They all share this air now. Somehow they have to negotiate it. There is something at stake here.

A fragile balance of some kind. The temperature rises. There is also some dust in the game. The dust that was sleeping for years on those curtains. The dust that was carried inside by some people, or that slipped inside while the door was open. Maybe some of it comes from the building site at the other side of the road. Maybe some of it crossed oceans before arriving here. There are some vapours expanding in the space. Gaseous fluids. Smells. All this is in a mutual interaction. The material. The anthropos. The barely visible. The immaterial. They intermingle. They process. They transform. They have to negotiate with one another. Something is at stake here. The anthropos holds his breath. Something is at stake here.

In this lecture performance, David Weber-Krebs analyses what happens when strangers gather in spaces. What does their mere presence change of this place? What happens before, after or during the actual event they are due to participate?

concept & performance
david weber-krebs
outside eye
julien bruneau
dramaturgy
ingrid vranken, marie urban
production
infinite endings, arp:
thanks to
DAS research, pianofabriek, WP zimmer, kaaitheater
première
november 2018, mirfestival, athens
At On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors, Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), February 2020
At the THIRD! Annual Meeting in 2018, Amsterdam

Response of Jeroen Peeters and public talk with Siegmar Zacharias and Jeroen Peeters at the THIRD! Annual Meeting in 2018, Amsterdam

    leaflet of Third Annual Forum, 2018

In this session I want to present a performance I would like to realize. A performance that seems impossible to realize because it reaches to the limits of what we can experience in a theatre with our senses.


I want to share the desire for this performance with the spectators. And maybe we can still create it together a little bit…

 

    at the THIRD! Annual Meeting in 2018, Amsterdam © Thomas Lenden
    at the THIRD! Annual Meeting in 2018, Amsterdam © Thomas Lenden
    at the THIRD! Annual Meeting in 2018, Amsterdam © Thomas Lenden
    at the THIRD! Annual Meeting in 2018, Amsterdam © Thomas Lenden
    © Nikos Kerkinos at Mir Festival (Athens)
    drawings by Julien Bruneau for the first version of the performance, 2018
    drawings by Julien Bruneau for the first version of the performance, 2018
    drawings by Julien Bruneau for the first version of the performance, 2018
    drawings by Julien Bruneau for the first version of the performance, 2018
    drawings by Julien Bruneau for the first version of the performance, 2018
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de brakke grond, amsterdam

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third annual forum, das research, das theatre, amsterdam

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mir festival, athens

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artistic research conference-festival, university of leiden

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