- Kevin Trappeniers
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Kevin Trappeniers researches in 2017 the visual posiibilities of the theatre space as architecture without performers, and transfers a scenographic sculpture made for the black box to the public space. He works during residencies in Workspace Brussels, C-Takt (Neerpelt / Genk), and KAAP (Oostende / Brugge). The research is supported with a research grant by the Flemish government and a research grant by the Flemish Community Commission (Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie / VGC) Brussels.
The research focuses on (mis)communication and lost communication.
In one part of the diptych, a tall antenna is build up in the public space as a monumental symbol for an unwavering, belief in (new) communication. This place of worship offers contemplative space and time to communicate in real life, with each other and with technology.
The other part is a performance in a black box, using input from the outside installation. Instead of performers, invisible waves (of sound, language, light) are the main characters.
Is our communication susceptible to the media or radiation we convey it with? Who transfers the information, who exchanges; we, or the object as an intermediary? The research explores to what extent fiction determines reality, and if it used to be the other way around.