This Kind Of Bird Flies Backwards is the title of a new piece by Natalia Pieczuro. It’s a collaboration between Natalia Pieczuro, Colin H. van Eeckhout, Mathieu Vandekerckhove and Bjorn Lescouhier.
The piece will feature live Amenra, Kingdom, CHVE and Syndrome music. For this work, Natalia Pieczuro took "moments when we feel we are alive" and different "extremes" as an inspiration. The starting point of the work were her own experiences, as well as "stories" of others; of people who are not afraid of being alive.
The choice of working with Colin, who strongly represents the Belgian post-metal scene, was inspired by the conviction and feeling that this kind of music speaks for the intensity of certain experiences, that are often hard to describe with mere words. Using her body, Natalia constructs her language and confronts a question: How do we live? What is happiness and sadness? What is a memory?
The short version has been presented several times in 2016 and 2017: in a forest, somewhere in Switzerland; at the Copacabana music festival in Gent 2016; between the dunes of Raversyde; as part of the research program WILD CARDS in Bucharest; at Gent Bougement and in San Sebastian as part of European Capital Of Culture. The full evening version premiered at nOna (Mechelen) on 14 and 15 March 2018.