Dounia Mahammed, w a t e r w a s w a s s e r

01/11/2017 - 02/11/2017

 How would we deal with reality? In these times without time to take time, Dounia wants to stop and take time, to allow emptiness to exist and observe anew from that emptiness. She found inspiration in Zen Buddhism, taoism, tea rituals and the stilled, poetical work of the German artist Wolfgang Laib.

Dounia looks for new ways to communicate through a formal game using space, time, movement and voice: a choreography for one hand, or language that becomes pure sound. She is striving for a fanciful shift between extremes: light exists alongside dark, or heavy. We would not appreciate peace and quiet without disquiet. No silence without sound to make that silence audible.

Solving a mystery is linked to the here and now. It requires us to engage actively and keenly with different elements. Because things are changeable, and people enduring. But it is not about answers. It is about questions. w a t e r w a s w a s s e r is a question.



concept, tekst en spel: Dounia Mahammed
muziek: Alan Van Rompuy
artistiek advies: Tine Van Aerschot, Dries Douibi & Simon D'huyvetter
scenografie: Koen Demeyere & Dounia Mahammed
lichtontwerp: Timme Afschrift
techniek: Simon D'huyvetter
productie: wpZimmer (Antwerpen)
coproductie: C-Takt (Neerpelt), Vooruit (Gent), BUDA (Kortrijk), C-Mine (Genk) – residentiesteun: Gouvernement (Gent), KAAP (Brugge), BUDA (Kortrijk), Arsenaal / Lazarus (Mechelen), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussel)
met de steun van: de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
met dank aan: Jakob Ampe, Kosi Hidama, Jan Van Damme, Bram Geldhof, Tom Callemin

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