Wed 08.0420:00 - 21:30Minard
For centuries man has been fascinated with the notion of immortality. Is it possible to cheat death? How do you reanimate a corpse? In this production, Diederik Peeters breathes life into this ancient fascination. ‘Apparitions’ is a ghost hunt that navigates between history and science fiction, between superstition and skepticism.
In ‘Apparitions’ Peeters disguises himself as spiritualist. He travels back to the nineteenth century to mingle with prominent scientists and revisit the fantasies and mysteries surrounding popular inventions of the time. Simultaneously, he catapults himself to the end of the twenty-first century to see what technological developments are being used to revive the dead. ‘Apparitions’ is the last performance in a series of creations for which Peeters reaches beyond the conventions, experimenting with different formats and media.
a performance by Diederik Peeters in close collaboration with & performed by Jonas Chéreau - lights Henri-Emmanuel Doublier - music & sound Lieven Dousselaere - artistic collaboration & production Marion Le Guerroué - robotics Jérôme Dupraz - production assistance Camille Bono - visual design Christoph Hefti - outside eye Danai Anesiadou - theremin Grégoire Blanc - administration Kevin Deffrennes & Laura Deschepper - international relations Marine Thévenet - collaborators during the creation of other modules Bart Capelle, Anna Czapski, Caroline Daish, Ivan Fatjò, Pierre George, Sara Manente, Michael Portnoy, Marine Prunier, Clémence Rousseau, Benjamin Seror, George Van Dam - thanks to Bram Coeman, Antoine Defoort, Agnès Quackels, Françoise Lebeau, Corinne Petitpierre - an associated production by SPIN & L’Amicale - supported by the Flemish Community, the City of Rennes - coproduction Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Kunstencentrum NONA (Mechelen), Schauspiel Leipzig (Leipzig), Le Vivat (Armentières), Arts Centre Vooruit (Gent) - support during the creation La Bellone (Brussels), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), La Chartreuse (Villeneuve lez Avignon), Far West (Penmarch), Fructose (Dunkerque), Impakt festival (Utrecht), Netwerk (Aalst), Playground Festival (Leuven), Superamas (Amiens), Théâtre de Poche / Salle Ropartz (Hédé/Rennes)