- Photo (c) Giannina Ottiker
- photo (c) Giannina Ottiker
- Art’s Birthday at M HKA, 2016, © Paul McGee
- Art’s Birthday at M HKA, 2016, © Bram Goots
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Philosopher and book critic Niko Hafkenscheid has been working as a musician, composer and musical dramaturg for film and performance art. In Holy Words he revisites his passion for language and history.
Holy Words is a performance installation regarding the origin of written language. How did man get to the point of writing things down through the use of signs? How can one determine the value of this decision? Are these signs an added value to our culture or have they distracted us from the essential?
In Holy Words the possibility of recreating the process that happened circa 3000 B.C. will be investigated. Niko Hafkenscheid questions the meaning, caprice, rules, and exceptions of the sign systems that have been molding our thoughts and feelings. During Working Title Situation #02, Niko Hafkenscheid has presented a first work-in-progress of his research.
Concept & development: Niko Hafkenscheid
In collaboration with: workspacebrussels (Brussels)
Thanks to: Kaaitheater (Brussels)