Miet Warlop Berlin / Gent

Mystery Magnet

A visual artist who has come from the world of theatre, Miet Warlop’s work involves a blend of disciplines. Creating animated sculptures, tableaux vivants and performative actions in her workshop like autonomous plastic materials, she assembles them into unusual forms that investigate the device and dramaturgy of theatre. In ACT/COLLECTION, Trailer Park, she let her strange creatures cohabit in a space in which the audience could move freely. However with her new creation, Warlop focuses our attention on a panoramic space, a theatre stage on which she unleashes a fantastical procession. Headless women, giants’ trousers, a crepuscular traffic jam, a journey on the moon and a black storm that carries away everything in its path: Mystery Magnet  sketches out a haunted world where humour is born from sadness, magic from the prosaic and excitement from fear. Imagination in power!

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival (Göteborg), De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam)