18 — 21.05

Begüm Erciyas Brussels-Berlin, Moe Satt Yangon-Amsterdam

Hands Made + Nothing But Fingers

performance / dance — premiere

De Kriekelaar

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In this double bill, we are asked to rethink the relationship with our hands and reflect on their role in the present, past and future. 

By touching, we create relationships of proximity while distancing ourselves from the rest of our surroundings. But our touch is increasingly mediated by technologies that change how we experience ourselves and others. In Begüm Erciyas’ performance Hands Made, the hands of the audience will take centre stage. Accompanied by a soundtrack, spectators are asked to observe their hand and that of their neighbour, creating an effect of intimacy and alienation. Separated from the rest of the body, our hands become the focus of a reflection on handwork and touch. What have these hands been busy with? Who or what will they touch in the future? 

Nothing But Fingers is the other half of this double bill, a performance by visual artist Moe Satt. He became fascinated by the role of hand gestures in South African hunting communication as well as traditional dance in Myanmar and Southeast Asia, where human gestures can take animal forms. With dancer Liah Frank, he explores the expressive potential of hands and their ability to direct energy flows in the body, an extraordinary choreography in which the hands dictate the rest of the body until the final surrender.

18.05

  • 15:00
  • 16:00
  • 18:00
  • 19:00

19.05

  • 14:00
  • 15:00
  • 17:00
  • 18:00

20.05

  • 10:30
  • 11:30
  • 15:00
  • 16:00
  • 18:30
  • 19:30

21.05

  • 10:30
  • 11:30
  • 17:30
  • 18:30

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, De Kriekelaar

 

Hands Made

Concept and direction: Begüm Erciyas | Artistic collaboration: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Lieven Dousselaere, Matthias Meppelink | Sound design: Lieven Dousselaere, Matthias Meppelink | Scenography: Élodie Dauguet | Dramaturgy: Jonas Rutgeerts | Voices: Britt Hatzius (EN), Rosie Sommers (NL), Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias (FR) | Production management: Maru Mushtrieva | Set realization: Studio Zuidervaart | Special thanks to: Gaëtan Bulourde, Robert Ochshorn
Production: Outline | Distribution: Something Great | Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, DeSingel, Tangente St.Pölten Festival für Gegenwartskunst, PACT Zollverein, SPRING Performing Arts Festival
Residencies: Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, Tokyo Arts and Space, La Ménagerie de Verre, Kunstencentrum BUDA
Supported by Flanders State of the Art and the Tanzpraxis stipend of the Senate Department for Culture 
Performances in Brussels with the support of the Goethe-Institut Brussels

 

Nothing But Fingers
Performance: Moe Satt, Liah Frank
Production: Studio Moe Satt

 

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