A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
What does ‘sustainable community living’ mean? At what point is a relationship sustainable and according to whom?
As we all know, if you want to keep someone in the country, you can’t marry for papers only. You are expected to endure a ‘sustainable community living’, at least that is what Belgian law prescribes. Otherwise the relationship would be seen as fake and therefore fall into the category of fictitious marriages. But what if you have two artists and one of them has no permission to stay in the country and the other one believes her stay will be one step closer to sustainable community living?
In 2018, Kim Snauwaert and Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert decided to get married for exactly this reason. But what does ‘sustainable community living’ mean? At what point is a relationship sustainable and according to whom? In this performance the artists tell their story and further unveil their artistic premises.
The premiere was scheduled at the Beyond the Black Box Festival 2021 in De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, but postponed due to Corona. The new premiere date is 30 September 2021 at De Grote Post in Ostend. The new dates in Amsterdam are 21 and 22 October 2021.
By and with: Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert — Dramaturgy: Charlotte Vanden Eynde — Light design: Henri Emmanuel Doublier — Sound design: Peter Connelly — Costumes: Jivan van der Ende — Scenography: Leontien Allemeersch — Technical support: Pieter Desmet — Music video: Lester Arias Viczuna — Video: Sarah Lederman & Jimmy Hendrickx — MUA: Griet Bovijn — Production: workspacebrussels (Brussels) — Co-production: workspacebrussels (Brussels), Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam) — Supported by: the Flemish Community — Thanks to: Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post (Ostend), Vooruit (Ghent)