25 and 26 November 2011

Diederik Peeters

Red Herring

Österreichische Erstaufführung

Diederik Peeters has pathological anxieties: fear of bacteria, contamination, heights, ghosts, and conspiracies. He suffers from extreme paranoia and the fear of failure. In short scenes he digs into the depths of the unconscious and uncovers a grim catalogue of various fears. While the characters move through obsessions and fits of paranoia, imprisoned within their own delusions, a mysterious magician is pulling the strings behind the scenes. Positioned somewhere between a radio play, slapstick, and thriller, the performance uses everyday fears in order to breath new life into the relationship between reality and imagination. In this solo disguised as a duet for performer and soundtrack, Peeters incorporates the effects of film music and soundtracks as one of the definitive stylistic devices to generate emotions. Red Herring elevates sound to an independent character and examines the validity of surrealist Luis Buñuel’s assertion that sound stimulates the imagination more than images. Peeters again pursues the goal of turning reality completely on its head with enthusiasm for the banal, surreal, grotesque, and impossible in his new project.

Performance by Diederik Peeters Music & Sound Lieven Dousselaere Set Sarah & Charles Light Henri-Emmanuel Doublier Assistant Light Ivan Fatjo Costume Christoph Hefti & Carmel Peritore Reflectors Philippe and Bill Aitchison Production Management Rina Govers

A production by SPIN in co-production with Beursschouwburg, Kunstencentrum BUDA. In collaboration with Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats, STUK Kunstencentrum and Kunstencentrum Vooruit

Supported by the Flemish Government and the Flemish Community Commission

€14/8/6* with the brutkarte

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