© Simon Lenskens


Laguna Beach
Het TheaterFestival
13.09 - 14.09

An expanding scene with shrill guitars, noise, worn-out puppets and fishing line 

FRANKIE’s universe is fragmentary, messy and imperfect, but also cinematic, humorous and moving. On the stage, the interaction between live music and mechanically powered installations creates a vivacious scene in which shrill guitars, noise, screeching, worn-out puppets, fishing line and wood play the leading parts. Ranging from utter failure to tropical idyll. The cheerful naivety of Laguna Beach is always disarming.


FRANKIE consists of Simon Lynen, Vincent Lynen, Brecht Hayen, Jef Staut and Timo Fannoy. The group combines sound and image in several installations, midway between performance and concert. Gradually, they create situations that do not necessarily have to be narrative in nature. Whichever medium they use, video, TV, live music or animation, the nonchalance and atmosphere of their workshop deliberately finds its way onto the stage.

FRANKIE is backed up in a long-term cooperative venture by the Ghent arts centre CAMPO. 

"Een remedie tegen intellectueel snobisme."



Concept & performance: Simon Lynen (vocals & trumpet), Vincent Lynen (guitar), Jef Staut (bass), Brecht Hayen (guitar), Timo Fannoy (drums) - production: CAMPO - with the support of: De Brakke Grond, deBuren - thanks to: Gouvernement