In darkness and stripped from time and space, a landscape unfolds in which vulnerable bodies manipulate time, each other and their environment.
Asymptote researches the mutual influence between a landscape and its inhabitants, and the virtual and real identity that stems from occupied space. Growth, bloom and collapse fade into each other on a human scale.
How does man manipulates time? How do people manipulate each other? What is essential to man with respect to himself, to others, in his dealings with his surroundings and towards the dynamic objects he creates or discovers? What is the limit of our human relationships?
An asymptote refers in mathematics to a line to which a curve approaches ever closer, without ever touching.The paradox of the infinite never quite falling together, and the poetry caused by slow-moving, are key in Asymptote. In a society that is ever more rapidly progressing, two human figures arise in Asymptote who appropriate a landscape and come home. Or not quite.
concept, direction: Kevin Trappeniers I performers: Manon Avermaete Kevin Trappeniers I music & sound design: Kreng I light design: Laurence Halloy, Kevin Trappeniers I artistic support: L’L I technical coordination: Jo Leys I coaching & distribution: Vincent Van den Bossche / Vincent Company I production: Stray Light vzw I coproduction: TAKT Dommelhof (Neerpelt) I in collaboration with: L'L (Brussels), Arts Centre BUDA (Kortrijk), Arts Centre Campo (Ghent), Arts Centre De Werf (Bruges), fABULEUS (Leuven), Théâtre de Bouxwiller (FR) I with the support of the Flemish Government (BE)
special thanks for collaborating on the research
performers: Charlotte Goesaert, Laurens Mariën, Olga Esteban, Ines Lopez Carrasco, Stefaan Claeys, Jo Decoster
music: Pieter Dedoncker, Elien De Schryver, Bram Ollieuz, Merijn De Schryver
mentoring: Abke Haring
coaching: Vincent Van den Bossche
technical support: Miloud Mons
“His own distinctive visual style is unmistakingly there. Kevin Trappeniers has a phenomenal control over his medium and knows how to create a unique atmosphere with little means. In that, he shows himself to be an exceptional stylist.” (Cutting Edge)
- 06/09/2015: Dommelhof (Neerpelt) - TAKT Festival
- 23/09/2015: L’L (Brussels) - Brussels Dance! Festival
- 24/09/2015: L’L (Brussels) - Brussels Dance! Festival
- 25/09/2015: L’L (Brussels) - Brussels Dance! Festival
- 30/10/2015: Schouwburg Kortrijk
- 13/11/2015: Arts Centre Monty (Antwerp)
- 14/11/2015: Arts Centre Monty (Antwerp)
- 20/11/2015: Cultural Centre Hasselt - Fricties Festival
- 12/10/2016: Arts Centre De Werf (Bruges) - X-Tract Resident Festival
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