16 and 17 March 2012

brutstätte, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

Lieve De Pourcq

Pieces Matter


“Sticking holes in paper, shedding light in the dark, stars appear.” Lieve De Pourcq

Lieve De Pourcq’s new performance Pieces Matter is a playful attempt to appropriate pictures, to break them down into their individual parts, and to place oneself into unexpected contexts in this process. The artist draws on a cornucopia of imagery and photographic material that either existed previously or was created especially for the performance. This material combines into a fictive, historical sequence during the 30-minute show. Equipped with an overhead projector, a video projector, and a slide projector, she transforms the material into poetic shapes or grotesque monsters confronting the audience. The projection methods reveal how much everyday perception of reality is formed by auxiliary devices. Lieve De Pourcq breaks with the unquestioned habit of completely trusting in the world’s pictorial representation in her performance. In doing so she instead formulates an expectation towards life and reality which is inconsistent and must continuously adapt to the conditions of its creation.

PS: Lieve De Pourcq adds with her work a new facet to the festival title imagetanz that has remained unfathomable thus far.

Concept Lieve De Pourcq Choreography and performance Lieve De Pourcq Visual support Klaas Verpoest Music hons Production Joachim Kapuy

A co-production by Lieve De Pourcq and imagetanz/brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, STUK kunstencentrum, Leuven, ’t ARSENAAL, Mechelen, and Figurentheater DE MAAN, Mechelen.
Thanks to Paul Contryn, Domenico Giustino, Willem Verheyden, Markus Taxacher, Leslie Mannes.

Festival pass € 56/€ 34/€ 25 with brutkarte*
day tickets € 16/€ 10/€ 8 with brutkarte*
Individual tickets € 14/€ 8/€ 6 with brutkarte*

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