>>> You can book a ticket for this show for € 5. You can order through the 'order'-buttons above: you order for a specific day. Come to Vooruit on that day between 10am and 4.20pm (weekends: 5.20pm) and you can start the performance when you arrive. If someone is already doing the performance when you arrive, you might have to wait a little while. Should you have trouble booking a ticket or should you have any question, contact our box office at 09 267 28 28 (Tue-Fri 12-18pm).
>>> The performance can be done by only one person at a time and last about 50 minutes. The entrance for the het VOORUIT100-parcours is included (only during the day, not for the evening shifts).
Two parts: inside, outside.
To begin with you're indoors, in the emptiness of Vooruit’s huge theatre auditorium: a journey through photography and into the eyes of those looking back at us from past times. From these gazes the challenge today starts to become clear, regarding the future: stop avoiding it. If the only way of thinking the unthinkable is to speak out loud, then time now to go outside and at least imagine an articulation...
Outside, you're standing in the street holding a stereo. The voice coming out is amplified, and reverberates around you. But it’s not a ‘rant’... in fact this voice you're holding doesn't seem to be very sure of itself, openly tripping up and contradicting itself as it works through ideas and fears in real time.
People walk by. You imagine being responsible for this voice, struggling out loud to imagine the future.
(But no-one else hears anything. The sound of the voice resonating around you is relayed binaurally to the headphones you're wearing, and made palpable via synchronised and inaudible bass tones vibrating the radio in your arms.)
location: VOORUIT100-parcours (Theaterzaal) + on the street
wed 11.09 to sat 26.10 (but not on the 27, 28 & 29.09, 18 & 19.10)
wed to fri – from 10:00, last departure 16:20
sat & sun – from 10:00, last departure 17:20
thu 10.10 – from 20:00, last departure 22:40
fri 11.10 – from 10:00, last departure 22:40
About 40 min.
concept: Ant Hampton / text: Tim Etchells & Ant Hampton / audio platform & development: Toby Duckworth / recording advice: Tito Toblerone / voices: Ant Hampton, Tim Etchells & Terry O’Connor / archival research assistance: - Amsab and Stadsarchief - De Zwarte Doos - Gent / thanks to - Duncan Speakman, Britt Hatzius, Kate McIntosh, Stefan Kaegi, Mladen Dolar
A «Second Cities – Performing Cities» Production – A European Network Operated By: Hellerau – European Center For The Arts Dresden (Ger), Kaserne Basel (Ch), Ringlokschuppen Mülheim An Der Ruhr (Ger), Tap – Théâtre Et Auditorium De Poitiers (Fr), Le Maillon, Théâtre De Strasbourg, Scène Européenne (Fr), Spring – Performing Arts Festival Utrecht (Nl), Teatr Laznia Nowa, Nowa Huta/Cracow (Pl).
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.