SOIT and Berlin based performer/curator Sarah Lewis invite the public to take part in a discussion about temporality in life and art.
There is no denying that virtually instantaneous and frequent communication, travel and migration are having massive effects on the way we live, work and interact. It is a time where nothing is solidified or absolute and its transitory nature (at what appears to be an ever accelerating pace) lends itself to constant instability. This instability has created an aesthetic in contemporary art production which now uses, reflects, reveals perceptions of a time that favors quick and easy consumption and undermines the durable.
What is our relationship to a transitory society that inhabits places and engages in numerous daily activities for short amounts of time? Under these conditions in which ways are we producing, consuming and contributing to culture capital?
Throughout this theatrical discourse the participants/actors are asked to perform in a process that takes a multifaceted approach to exploring how temporariness in contemporary culture and cultural production is affecting society and the individual. Participants become actors as they travel through four different theatrical installations that function as creative work stations. They perform different tasks at each station in order to observe, reflect, act and analyze the unrelenting temporary condition of our contemporary state. As the event unfolds the actors/participants develop a script/discourse as they engage in precarious acts where nothing is absolutely defined and everything must be negotiated.
April 19, from 14h to 18h, or as long as you wish to stay.
Workspace Renold, Allée Verte 1, 1000 Brussels