Benjamin Verdonck Antwerp


The makeshift art of Benjamin Verdonck recklessly navigates between genres and categories: from theatre pieces on stage to performances in the public space, across to objects, to theatre and art installations. In his work, he obscures our consciousness with elements of fantasy, makes language a material, and lets the space and the objects speak. For his latest creation, Benjamin Verdonck started with the idea of a ‘mini theatre’, a retractable mobile theatre that can emerge anywhere in the city and just as quickly disappear. The magical show-box – in which he is at once machinist and protagonist – reveals an audiovisual poetry that is sometimes tangible but equally often puzzling. Benjamin Verdonck plays with this, literally and figuratively. NOTALLWHOWANDERARELOST is a spirited performance with few words but many strings, colours, geometric figures, opening doors, and closing curtains. Theatre in its most essential form, close and on a human scale.

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), steirischer herbst (Graz)