A performative conference by David Weber-Krebs and Jeroen Peeters
We live in an era in which human activity has a far-reaching impact on our physical and ecological environment. And yet these transformations often elude us – they are literally too big or too small for our senses and imagination, even when augmented with the apt gauging instruments. How can we create narratives, aesthetics and spaces of experience that critically reflect upon these phenomena? What senses do we need to be able to perceive the anthropocene? What does this mean for the history of our imagination? Do we have to revise familiar aesthetic categories such as the ‘sublime’ in light of this? How could we expand the theatre to acknowledge and include non-human actors? What role could art play in the creation of alternative ecologies of attention?
Looking for answers, David Weber- Krebs and Jeroen Peeters make a variety of hybrid artistic and theoretical interventions resonate with one another in a performative setting.
The first On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors will take place in Kaaitheater, Brussels on february 10, 2018.
co-production BUDA kunstencentrum, Damaged Goods, Kaaitheater.