Terra Nova



Wahlweise in deutscher oder englischer Sprache
Talk im Anschluss an die 3. Vorstellung


Production specifics
Erstaufführung im deutschsprachigen Raum

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, La Chartreuse (Villeneuve-les-Avignon), PLACCC Festival (Budapest), art centre Buda (Kortrijk), Kaaitheater (Brüssel), V2 (Rotterdam), Eurokaz Festival (Zagreb), art centre Vooruit (Ghent), Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci & Contemporanea Colline Festival (Prato)

Mit Unterstützung durch Ministry of Culture of the Flemish Community of Belgium, VGC (Brüssel), European Commission (Culture 2007 - 2013), DICREAM (Ministry of Culture of France), Provinz Limburg (Belgien), EDM (Expertise Centre for Digital Media), University of Hasselt, art centre Vooruit (Ghent), NEXT Festival (Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai + Valenciennes), TAKT (Dommelhof, Neerpelt), La Chartreuse (Villeneuve-les-Avignon), La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris) & Les Colis-Bruits (Paris)

Die Übersetzung des Texts wurde gefördert von Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren

Terra Nova ist Teil des europäischen Projekts „New Media, Performing Arts and Spectatorship“ (2011-2012), unterstützt durch das Programm Kultur 2007-2013 der Europäischen Union

Who are we? What is the self? How do we perceive this self? Can we trust our body as an interface between reality and the self? How do we construct our consciousness? Where does the manipulation begin?

The Belgian CREW company of the former comic strip designer Eric Joris, operate with their technological and yet poetic theatre on the boundary between art and science. Electronic and digital media are the driving force for this narrative journey to the terrain of neurological research. “Terra Nova”, CREW’s most ambitious project to date, is a blend of theatre performance, installation, visual challenge and virtual adventure.

Confronted with the story of Robert Scott’s legendary, tragic Antarctic expedition, that seems here to be just as much the history of recent brain research, we travel both to the South Pole and to our own consciousness. Using head-mounted displays, we vanish into the stage set, which morphs from Potemkin village into an all-embracing experience. Wherever we look, we are the protagonists of this story, that we think we are controlling, but which leads us firmly into unexpected and inexplicable spaces. Who are we? The dividing-lines blur in Eric Joris’s sensory theatre. Between technology and bodies, virtuality and reality, inside and outside.

Konzept / Idee: Eric Joris
Künstlerische Leitung: Eric Joris
Künstlerische Leitung: Stef De Paepe
Autorin / Autor, Text: Peter Verhelst
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Stef De Paepe
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jorre Vandenbusche
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Leo Verlinden
Lichtregie: Kim Rens
Lichtregie: Laurence de Grande
Kostüme: Olivia Mortier
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: CREW