Anne-Cécile Vandalem Brussels

After The Walls

The theatre of Anne-Cécile Vandalem exposes contemporary alienation by allowing the  strange to creep into the real. Divided into two parts, the lecture UTOPIA and the fictional drama DYSTOPIA, her After The Walls project continues her exploration of the links between individuals and their environment. In UTOPIA, an architect uses a model to present his vision of the future. An architectural dream modelled on modernist utopias as a solution to the social, demographic and environmental challenges of our day. Over the course of a year, spectators are invited to take an active part in developing the project on its dedicated website and then to come and discover what has become of this housing complex and its residents at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2014. By infiltrating reality, Vandalem is constructing a futuristic tale about the creation of monsters. Act I: a fake lecture, a small theatre of ideas that looks like a great utopia.

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (Bordeaux), Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen)