zondag 1 december 2019

oh no?

then why not?

ProVilla, abandoned home of the provincial governor until fairly recently
they did away with provincial culture, and now everyone is looking for a new slant... question is... is there a new slant, or did we just jettison something we might well have needed in the future?

(thant's the new year question)

have a good one...

current & such review

here a quick look back
as well as current concerns
(see also ACC)





by chance found some pictures from some time ago too...
just a quick reference here...

 performing "Ehrung unsrer Sprache by Bernd Lohaus in 2010 with Marc Rosignol, Carlos Montalvo and Kate Mane.





fighting for the soul of capitalism
(and losing)
short action gallery MvBlerck, Antwerp September 2019





in october we did a

remake  (reprise) munich

(illuminated light version / analysis - more soon)


augmented with the members of Buktapaktop which could not participate live in Munich, so it was a quite different version, making the whole process more interesting and layered when one considers the other instances...






The original version took place in a theatrical cavern with all manner of technical assistance, making it more of a theatrical version, with the modification of mannerisms as a result that some found disturbing while others considered it an added bonus...



Buktagroup at Dads KloHäuschen, Munich, site of another intervention (with sones)

see & read more on dedicated blog:








an attempt to investigate the ramifications of the Actor-Network-Theory together with a group from Finland - at this point the jury is still out ... and probably will be for some time to come....






before that a solo attempt at the same venue...
precursor perhaps
















much earlier (precursor)

also Munich




vrijdag 2 maart 2018

ETO in peacetime...

The theatre of operations once identified 'european' as opposed to pacifi, (or should we consider pacifist?) has in peacetime become a state of mind rather than a fluctuation front line between freedom and oppression... it has been slightly forgotten but also remembered, in ceremony as well as personal family histories... while the operations themselves have faded - even though they are the crux of the matter: the development of strategies to achieve a goal...














Berlin,May 1933, book-burning action
the library of Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschafen goes up in flames...




Faded isn't really right... Renewed interest becomes apparent as the generation that took part in WW1 fades... The second was still until recently" among us" and as such forgotten, while in fact incredibly important to our development and attitudes, outlook on life... ( that is where the RNO comes back into play...) 













remnants of another library after the second world war had finished with it - european theatre of operations no doubt...


postwar optimism:

decor for theatre by class of H. Teirlinck at the ENSAV (La Cambre) Brussels 1953



So, and




















wrapped up in self /Telakka Tampere Fi. 2007


Especially since
....we seem to be throwing it all to the wind of late: all the achievements fought for, all the constraints installed... Being whittled away for what? Short term gain, laziness of mind, just plain bigotry... The theatre has become an opera buffa, a slapstick regurgitation of meaninglessness, empty phrases and lack of imagination...

Beckett comes to mind... Or Achternbusch... But at the same time more serious than that... Dead Ernest... And then without a plot to speak of...We will investigate further.... The war have become complex proxy affairs, smoke and mirrors, and we seem to have lost our way and ability to recognise the truth...

NO

oh no? then why not? ProVilla, abandoned home of the provincial governor until fairly recently they did away with provincial cultu...