Marc Antoine Serra

Miet Warlop / NTGent

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
30.09 - 15.11

Een moderne westerse versie van wervelende derwisjen

“What is your true matter of practice?” a ghost writer asked Miet Warlop once. “Electric jellyfish”, she said. “In transition. From tension to attention, from breathing to singing, from focus to staring, from staring to starring. Vibrating with the smallest detail in galaxy. And there is no frame to add, only gravity. In obeying its pull I will stick one of my hands to the
heaven and the other one to the ground. My voice chords will tremble, but I will stay calm. My right ear will tune to the left, and my left one - to the right. Boundlessness will kick in. Without ever stopping the movement I will start singing songs you wrote about matters of life, death and shapeshifting. I will not be teaching wet plaster how to dry this time. Two or maybe more bodies will be spinning around their axis next to me, but keep in mind - it is not me who is in the center, neither you nor anyone else whose biography you wanted to use. Their speed will be different. They will be in all kinds of futures and pasts, making sounds with their instruments and tongues, all aligned with their feet. No culmination will clap on a horizon – the horizon is in circle too. When a time will come to stop, we will look at our own palms and break the spell of never-ending transition. The truth is always somewhere there.”

“What an odour of suggestions to follow,” the ghost-writer thought and went to write the songs. They turned out to be about illusion, perceptual gags, invisible break ups, self-optimisation, present and now that it all started, nowciousness. Nothing remained true to the cyclical order of things.

text: Raimundas Malasauskas

"Spinning, turning, swirling"

A talk with Miet Warlop

Onderdeel van:
Marc Antoine Serra


Locatie: NTGent Minnemeers (Minnemeers 8, 9000 Gent).

Concept: Miet Warlop
Muziek en performance: Pieter De Meester, Wietse Tanghe, Miet Warlop Songtekst: Raimundas Malasauskas, Miet Warlop, Pieter De Meester Productieleider: Seppe Cosyns
Geluidsingenieur: Bart Van Hoydonck
Lichtontwerp: Henri Emmanuel Doublier
Kostuums: Karolien Nuyttens
Een productie van: Miet Warlop /Irene Wool vzw & NTGent

In coproductie met: Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, HAU Hebbel am Ufer - Berlin (DE)

Met dank aan: Jérôme Dupraz, Ian Gyselinck, Michiel Goedertier (LaRoy NV), Janis Van Heesbeke (ongezien), Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Brahim Benhaddou (@coachedbybrahim) en Carl Gydé

Met de steun van: Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, Actoral. 17 Marseille (FR)

in copresentatie met NTGent

€16 / 14 / 14 / 14
taal: geen probleem 

foto © Marc Antoine Serra 

Opgelet: er wordt gerookt op scene.