In SOMETHING (out of nothing) figures wander around in the theatre and in the museum, between the objects and machines. They are often no more than silhouettes, shadows, living sculptures: a negative of life. Performers and robots run through each other, hardly distinguishable from each other, or even from the scenery; living and dead matter share the same space. This new show and exhibition by Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company and ICK Amsterdam presents man, the performer, as a ghost in the world who is himself increasingly 'hastened' by technologies, imminent destruction and waning democracies.
I don’t know exactly where it is that I am:
this is what happens when we are in the dark.
You cannot tell where the limits of your body are,
or where the limit with the outside world is.
A vertigo, of becoming space.
Are you alive or not?
(André Lepecki, In the dark)
June 1, 2019
De Meervaart - Amsterdam (Nl) - 08:15pm