In search of the ultimate proof that ghosts exist, during 2 years Peeters has been exploring the damp tunnels that connect science with magic or horror with technology. He reappeared regularly to present his findings in different forms: from dance-piece over installation to a radio-play... ‘Apparitions’ is the most recent in this series of works, and takes the shape of a fully fledged show.
Convinced that magic can enrich our relation with reality, Peeters takes on the role of an illusionist and quickly gets lost in his own illusions. Using some 19th century optical tricks, he blows life into his own shadow and resurrects some ghosts of the future. In a kind of visual delirium echoes of Méliès or Houdini bump into the 22nd Century. Here, the dead might very well be alive, and the future turns out to be the present.
A performance by Diederik Peeters in close collaboration with Jonas Chéreau (performer), Henri-Emmanuel Doublier (lights), Lieven Dousselaere (music & sound), Marion Le Guerroué (artistic assistance & production), Jérôme Dupraz (robotics), Camille Bono (production assistance), Christoph Hefti (visual design), Danai Anesiadou (outside eye), Sara Manente (choreographic eye) Grégoire Blanc (theremin), Maxim Daish-Belay (voice)
An associated production by SPIN & L’Amicale
Supported by the Flemish Community (B) and the City of Rennes (F)
Coproduction : Centre Pompidou (Paris/F), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk/B), Kunstencentrum NONA (Mechelen/B), Schauspiel Leipzig (Leipzig/D), Le Vivat (Armentières/F), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent/B).