Within a series of small compositions, bodies are placed and displaced in relation to each other, in a very precise manner but without complying with rigid rules. Their movements are simple and therefore often recognisable. They play with weight and balance, they counterbalance and shape the space between them.
By arranging these compositions in a sequence, connections emerge. Elements are no longer placed on a blank page but in the resonance of what came before. Meaning shifts and finds itself in the space that connects the compositions. Gradually a view is being revealed, a view that Wouter Krokaert has sharpened while drawing. On what is first turned on as a line drawing, progressively colour comes settling down; fragments are concealed to be rediscovered in a new context.
In the margin of the performance, Wouter Krokaert also shows the visual work that underlies it. Pencil drawings, photographs and objects embody the research that has preceded. What is explored in one area is reinforced and supplemented in another, across the boundaries of disciplines. The work shown is always a retreat, a moment where time is taken - and given - to consider the correlations between things.
Concept & visual art: Wouter Krokaert — Performance: Katja Dreyer, Charlotte Vanden Eynde, Wouter Krokaert — Costume design: An Breugelmans — Light design in collaboration with: Tom Bruwier — Intervention visual art: Koba de Meutter — Artistic advice: Marc Vanrunxt — Special thanks to: Marc Godts & Alix Eynaudi, ZSenne art lab, Netwerk Aalst — Production: workspacebrussels — Co-production: Perpodium, C-TAKT, kunstencentrum Buda, wp Zimmer, ICI – CCN Montpellier (research) — Supported by: the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission, Belgian Tax Shelter