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SOMETHING (out of nothing)

Kris Verdonck

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)