Bookings: via Het Veem Theater.
Read Joëlle Tuerlinckx' announcement for the performance here.
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On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 April at 8.30pm, If I Can't Dance presents «THAT’S IT!» + 3 Free minutes, a new performance of Joëlle Tuerlinckx, at Het Veem Theater. The artist works with the core elements of the space – screen, projector, sound system, blinds and lighting as ‘actors’ in an opera set to music, creating a choreography of the space. The performance is staged at Tate Modern on 4 and 5 April, and will travel on to Playground Festival in Leuven (STUK & Museum M) later in the year.
Joëlle Tuerlinckx lives and works in Brussels. Her practice is distinguished by its ephemeral, transient and contingent nature. Collections of objects, projections, drawings and music are often mixed with subtle alterations to the gallery space, and gestures that call attention to the time and space of the viewing experience. Her work has been presented internationally, including, most recently a travelling retrospective at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2013) and Wiels, Brussels (2012). She has also exhibited at the Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid (2009), MAMCO, Geneva (2007), The Drawing Center, New York (2006), The Power Plant, Toronto (2005), Ausstellungshalle Münster (2005), The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2003), South London Gallery (2002), documenta 11, Kassel (2002), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2001), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (1999) and Witte de With, Rotterdam (1994).
«THAT’S IT!» + 3 Free minutes
An Opera-Lecture in 14+1 scenes + 34 acts + 2 interludes
by Joëlle Tuerlinckx on a live soundtrack by Christoph Fink accompanied by Valentijn Goethals
Interpreted by: Francesca Chiacchio, Juliette Thomas and Valentijn Goethals
Guest performers: Michel Bezem and Hans Schamlé
Live projectionist: Bieke Criel
Voice-overs: Celia Archer, Lucy Badrocke, Alexandra Dietz, Marcus Jefferies, Richard Kerkhofs, Sarah Knight, Chloe Mills, Snoozie, Ive Stevenheydens, Eva Wittocx, Tom Trevor, Sofie Van Loo, Axel Wieder
Stage set: Annelies Bruneel
Editing: Anne Sofie Guillaume, Valentin Fayet
Graphic support: Bieke Criel, Valentijn Goethals
Assistants atelier: Alice Gadrey, Quentin Gubin and Frie Depraetere
First spectator at STUK:Paul Willemsen
First spectator at Het Veem Theater and Production manager: Ilse Van Essche
Light design and technical coordination: Johannes Vochten
Special thanks to Johan Vandermaelen for advise and to Willem Oorebeek for the images of scene 9 ‘JTWO’
Translation text: Cecilia and Tanja Baudoin
Coordination Amsterdam: Tanja Baudoin, Frédérique Bergholtz, Bojana Mladenović, Stephanie Lühn, Pablo Fontdevila and Erik Gramberg.
Commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, international network for performance practice. Corpus is co-founded by If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam, Playground (STUK & M), Leuven and Tate Modern, London, and is supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.
Production: STUK / Museum M (Playground Festival), Leuven
4 and 5 April 2014: Tate Modern, London
12 and 13 April 2014: If I Can’t Dance at Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
November 2014: Playground Festival (STUK & Museum M), Leuven