Guilty of Love

In Guilty of Love, Marie Schraepen, Sophia Bauer and Mats Vandroogenbroeck inves­ti­ga­te the over­load of sexu­al vio­len­ce in our com­mon cul­tu­ral imagination.

The moti­ve of the dead, raped women is espe­ci­al­ly pre­va­lent: as a desi­re, as a mon­ster, as a sacri­fi­ce. In con­stant­ly chan­ging roles, the actors attempt to get a grip on the per­sis­tent natu­re of this ima­ge. Popular ima­gi­na­ti­ons cross over each other. A tes­ti­mo­ny clas­hes with soap dia­lo­gue and YouTube re- enac­ting videos in the search for an ade­qua­te lan­gu­a­ge that trans­cends the cli­ches of this theme.

con­cept & per­for­man­ce Marieke Schraepen, Sophia Bauer, Mats Vandroogenbroeck after texts by Mary Gaitskill, Sleepwalk Collective, Sylvia Plath, Margaret Strosser thanks to Campo, Larf Kazematten, Viernulvier, KASK Drama School of Arts, Luanda Casella, Bauke Lievens, Bardia Mohammad

Guilty of Love was made as their gra­du­a­ti­on pro­ject and is now tou­ring under the wings of KWP.