Jasper Delbecke

Jasper Delbecke
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Art, Music and Theatre Studies

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This article explores how Belgian theatre maker Thomas Bellinck turns the scenography of an exhibition into a critical framework to examine the politics of memory and representation at play on the European continent. In his projects, Bellinck plays with conventional modes of displaying and exhibiting to challenge the current course of the European...
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How to address and cope with the complexity of the ecological breakdown as a documentary moving image artist? This text contends that the causes and the consequences of the current ecological situation create some challenges for documentary-orientated artistic practices. These challenges are on the one hand related to the overwhelming complexity of...
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This article revolves around the long-term and ongoing research project on the role and the position of the dead in western society by Mobile Akademie Berlin. This nomadic platform, initiated by Hannah Hurtzig, has been experimenting with new forms of knowledge production and knowledge transfer over the last twenty years. This contribution surveys...
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Surveying four projects by DECORATELIER, All Problems Can Never Be Solved (2012), INFINI 1-15 (2015-16), Underneath Which Rivers Flow (2019) and The Soft Layer (2019), this text explores how Belgian scenographer Jozef Wouters revisits, with his scenographic practice, the aesthetics and poetics of stage machinery and theatre technology in order to e...
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This contribution aims to enrich the discussion on the notion of ‘hybridity’ in this present volume of Performance Research through the lens of the essay form. The interest of my present assessment is to demonstrate how ‘hybridity’ as a key feature of the essay form is not merely a random mix of styles and genres. Rather, as the essayistic performa...
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I will introduce the notion of the ‘theatre space as an essayistic space' by exploring and unfolding Infini 1-15 (2015) by Decoratelier. As a scenographer and founder of Decoratelier, Jozef Wouters invited 15 artists from various disciplines to create an infini, a backdrop on which a view or a landscape is painted, in response to the question: ‘Whi...
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Door Thomas Bellinck’s 'Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo' te ontvouwen wil deze bijdrage aantonen dat Europa’s vlucht in diens verleden meer is dan een wanhopig poging, bij de afwezigheid van een nieuw verhaal voor Europa. Zoals ik zal onderzoeken, maakt deze nostalgische reflex deel uit van een groter fenomeen dat zowel het antwoord is op alsook...
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This contribution to Performance Philosophy 4.1 ‘Crisis/Krisis’ explores the breeding ground of the genre of the essay: a state of crisis and transition. This text was conceived and written in line with the editors’ open call for this thematic issue and its search to reassess and revaluate the notion of krisis. In the contribution, I will foregroun...
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Tracing the essay in contemporary performing arts explores how the characteristics of the essay appear in the current field of performing arts. In the middle of the 16th century, Michel de Montaigne developed the essay as a new literary form in order to deal with the tumultuous 16th century. ‘To essay’ means ‘to assay’, ‘to weigh’, as well as ‘to a...
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The influence of the essay as a means of expression has long reached beyond the confines of literature. Just think of the visual essay and the rich history of the essay film. In his groundbreaking study Postdramatisches Theater (1999), theatre scholar Hans-Thies Lehmann devoted a very short chapter to the ‘scenic essay’. Lehmann saw it as one of th...
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Dit artikel buigt zich over Memento Park van Thomas Bellinck / Steigeisen & KVS en over het commerciële karakter van de herdenkingen rond WO I. In een eerste deel werp ik mijn blik op de herdenkingscultuur rond WO I waar we dit jaar in België mee te maken hebben naar aanleiding van de honderdste verjaardag van de ‘Grote Oorlog’. Ik analyseer hoe ee...
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De open brief van Chokri Ben Chikha aan de Zuid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar Brett Bailey en de toenmalige Minister van Integratie en Inburgering Geert Bourgois en de voorstelling De Waarheidscommissie van Action Zoo Humain dateren van 2013. Ondertussen lijken de vragen die hierin geponeerd worden, ingehaald te zijn door de geschiedenis. Tegelijkertijd bl...

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