- 11.04 > 22.04.2023
For the first time, Kunstenfestivaldesarts commissioned a project for a mixed audience of young people and adults, inviting artist Kate McIntosh to create a new universe to be experienced. In this collaboration with BRONKS, McIntosh and scenographer Nadia Lauro craft an immersive landscape that offers fresh ways of seeing and being together. How changeable and fluid are we? How do we tangle with each other and the world?
Lake Life is a collaborative game, a puzzle, and a celebration – step in with two feet and maybe leave with three. The game is transformative, imaginary and real. The audience is invited to explore unprecedented spaces, a dreamlike world of imaginary bodies and self-transformation, where altered senses become palpable and the boundaries of identity are fluid.
While the socio-physical fragility created by the pandemic may be experienced differently by young and old, the (re)discovery of trust, fun, and free imagination is a collective concern. How can we break free from the roles we’re expected to play in the outside world? What connects us all? Perhaps it’s the possibility of imagining a new world where we can reinvent our ways from scratch…
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, BRONKS | A project by: Kate McIntosh in collaboration with Arantxa Martinez | Visual installation: Nadia Lauro | Sound design: Charo Calvo | Light design: Eduardo Abdala | Artistic advice: Harun Morrison, Sarah Parolin | Technical direction: Koen De Saeger in collaboration with Tatiana Carret | Sound engineer: Eric Desjeux | Studio assistance: Maria O’Herce, Ashley Van Pouke | Drawings: Dari Gatti | General management: Sarah Parolin | Production management: Niamh Moroney | Administration: Laura Deschepper, Elie Agniel | Commissioned and produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts | Production: SPIN | Coproduction: BRONKS, Kaaitheater, Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, PACT Zollverein, Festival d’Automne à Paris, T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers Centre Dramatique National, MDT, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, BIT Teatergarasjen, SCHÄXPIR Festival, figuren.theater.festival, Teatro Municipal do Porto | Residency: KWP Kunstenwerkplaats | With the support of: Backbone Berlin GbR | Funded by the Flemish Community Commission (VGC) | Thanks to: Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Laura Deschepper, Anna Rispoli, Marnie Slater, Caroline Daish, Britt Hatzius | Special thanks to: all the volunteer audiences who helped us in the process, and Sabine Zahn & Joshua Rutter for loaning the practice Ghost Head from the Unwritten Library
© Dari Gatti