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Ant Hampton / The Other People Someone Else

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Looking back at Beursschouwburg's history, English performance maker Ant Hampton noticed that the arts centre often acts as some sort of ‘art catapult’: more interested in limits and crossing those limits by flinging ideas, questions and agents over its walls and into the city.

For this performance, Hampton further explores the boundaries of his autoteatro (1), experimental performances in which spectators participate by following precise instructions. He now takes it beyond instructions towards something like an assignment. Two audience-participants (you can be friends, colleagues, lovers, relatives…) find themselves realistically placed within an artificial conversation. That dialogue triggers a real conversation between two people who would otherwise never have spoken.

As part of PERFORMATIK 2017.