In the show Landscape with skiproads the artist collected on stage objects which played an important role in history, were present during groundbreaking events. The collection includes for instance Adam Smith’s glove, the last bottle emptied by Boris Yeltsin, the stomach of Thomas Aquinas and Walt Disney’s favourite knife. The objects do not symbolize anything, but are deaf and blind, loyal witnesses of history. This original, disconcerting, amusing, poetic and critical show is a journey through history and, at the same time, a bitter diagnosis of current public affairs. Is history true or fictitious? Is fantasizing about it the only thing we have left? Is a revolution still possible?
“A fabulous magician with stories that concern us.” ****
De Theaterkrant (NL)
Pieter De Buysser
He is a Dutch-speaking writer, he lives and works in Brussels. He writes a lot of texts for the theater. In September 2012 his first novel "De Keisnijders" is published by De Geus. He was nominated for the "Taalunie Toneelschrijf" and "Vlaamse cultuurprijs Podiumkunsten" awards, he has received the Emile Zola Price, the "Dwarse Denker" Trophy and the "Kleine Marie Hartman-pen". His shows are regularly invited in festivals throughout Europe and sometines beyond. His texts are published and/or performed in English, Dutch, French, Polish and Italian.
Text and performance: Pieter De Buysser
Scenography: Herman Sorgeloos
Dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater)
Co-production: Richard Jordan Productions Ltd (UK), Big in Belgium (BE), LIFT fetsival (UK), Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Summerhall (UK) , Kaaitheater (BE), Stuk (BE), Bit Teatergarasjen (NO) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (DE), Teater Avant Garden (NO), Archa Theatre (CZ)
With the support of the Government of Flanders