24.04.17 – 27.04.17, 20:00, (long arms)

Drama project with and by Stine Sampers

Location: Eskimofabriek, Wiedauwkaai 25, 9000 Gent

The performance is playing on:
Monday 24 April 2017 at 20:00
Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 20:00 
Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 20:00
Thursday 27 April 2017 at 20:00  

RESERVATION (up to 4 hours before the performance by clicking on the date of the chosen performance here above)

Tickets: 5€ (standard) | 3€ (students, unemployed,  65+ en staff and alumni School of Arts) | 0€ (students, teachers en alumni KASK DRAMA, jury)

still thinking about the title (long arms)
blossoming parenthesis embracing things with ambiguous meanings

i have been thinking about erasing myself (not sure whether i belong on stage), changing details that alienate people who are used to my old face, see if they notice; thinking about getting pregnant and living my life devoted to that of someone else (explosion), thinking about 'the performer' and ego and Other and the ways we pay Attention (or don't), about TakingCare, about coded reality; trying to curate my environment because i'm not able to deal with reality/because this is how i deal with reality; problems with notions of power (explosion); intrigued by manipulation (soft rumble)

(erasure of the boundaries between you and me?)

(i don't think so, the boundaries are my favourite thing to play with)

)agonistic playground(

(am i a player and in what sense then?)

-suspended attention-

(am i an insecure guide who's relying on the group to guide me, make me go on, push me in the back?)

okay, let's say this will be like a hike up the mountains and the group needs a guide, i think, for them to feel safe within the foreign landscape of rockthinking and associative creeks, the thoughts of another (not necessarily mine), because it's scary sometimes, slightly dangerous or at least risky, and might cause, by means of lookingunderstanding intently (climbing real high!) a crack between who you think you were and who you actually are now, here and there, to become.

codes for (long arms) chapter 1:
Birds as strangers suddenly arriving; Blue as a lover slowly leaving; Red as my love when he's not blind

(the process is the purpose, this is why my love is blind - when you close your eyes and sun is shining, my eyelids are painted Red, and my hypervision gives me headaches)

With and by: Stine Sampers (BE, °1993) visual artist and KASK drama student living in Brussels | Thanks for inspiration + conversation + love + support: Sven Dehens, my mom, Mieja Hollevoet, Grégory Abels, Charles Dhondt, Louisiana Mees, Silke Huysmans, Hannes Dereere, Elies Van Renterghem, Fatima Debain, Lietje Bauwens, Vera Tussing, Rosie Sommers, Stephanie Demeyere, Siska Baeck, Robin Brettar, Isabel Van Bos, Manon De Sutter, Pascal Lervant-De Werf for providing my first rehearsal space last summer, Bauke Lievens, Tom Engels, Fabrice Delecluse, and many more