T-shirt Conversations

T-shirt Conversations plays with dialogues based on t-shirt quotes and statements we encounter on the streets, in shops and online. The conversations pose questions on the invasiveness of these texts and the way certain slogans are embedded in our daily life experience. It’s hard not to read these voices and once you did they’re in your brain. Texts become public, opening up the possibility of a joint conversation.

© Leontien Allemeersch
© Leontien Allemeersch

Taking them seriously, buren was curious about how and why these messages are brought into the world, who this message is for and what dialogues could come forth when these statements start to interact.

They decided to use these rigid lines, spoken or thought, to challenge their often ironic, rude or blatant nature and turn them into dialogues. Exploring their political, absurd or humorous qualities.
From father-daughter conversations, friends discussing feminism, to late night phone sex, they're digesting the slogans we saw, putting it back out there.

The setup is simple: they sit at a table with a computer, projecting the t-shirt statements as text balloons with a beamer. The performance is about 20 to 30 minutes long.


Past events

T-Shirt Conversations

20.01.2022 18:00 - 18:30
20.01.2022 21:00 - 21:30

Maison de la Culture, Amiens

T-Shirt Conversations

26.01.2022 19:00 - 19:30

TNDM, Lisbon

T-Shirt Conversations

21.05.2022 21:00 - 21:30

De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

T-Shirt Conversations

22.06.2022 19:00 - 19:30
23.06.2022 19:00 - 19:30

SommerSzene, Salzburg

T-Shirt Conversations

25.06.2022 20:00 - 20:30
26.06.2022 20:00 - 20:30

Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht

T-Shirt Conversations

24.11.2022 15:00 - 15:30
26.11.2022 11:00 - 11:30

Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg