Mars II – in situ questions the relationship of humanity with the immensity of the cosmos as it depicts the impact of catastrophes on our minds. Climate change, economic crisis and terror attacks constantly weigh heavily on our shoulders. In this installation/video, volcanic ash progressively buries a pianist. In this apocalyptic performance, the pianist, through sound and image, reacts to the drastic changes to his environment as he explores the contrasts between various stages: the calm before the storm, the arrival of a disaster and its aftermath.
Karl Van Welden (Concept, Direction, Sound, Composition) // Bart Capelle (Dramaturgy) // Frederik Croene (Sound, Composition, Pianist) // Vincent Malstaf (Sound, Composition, Sound engineer) // Maarten De Vrieze (Machinery, Realisation) // Jelle Moerman (Lighting design) // Reynaldo Ramperssad (Lighting design)
Production: wpZimmer (BE)
Co-production: Vooruit (BE), Gessnerallee (CH), Uzès Danse (FR), Le Vivat (FR), IN SITU: TAKT Dommelhof (BE), La Strada (AT), METROPOLIS (DK). With the support of: Flemish Government, LOD muziektheater (BE)