In 2015, an X-ray scan revealed that a racist inscription is hidden under the layers of paint of Kasimir Malevich's famous Black Square (1915). Even the supreme abstraction does not appear to be free of politics. It is precisely this tension that three black performers put on edge in DEMONstratio. Within the rigid lines of a perfectly lit square, they seek an imploring counterweight in the subconscious power of voice and movement. Light and dark, reason and feeling, certainty and uncertainty: sharp binary opposites are there to transcend them. Following his solo Monstrare et/ou Monere which was on our autumn programme in 2022, we now present this group piece.
• Milø Slayers is a performer and audiovisual artist from Brussels. Since 2013 he’s been managing his own dance company called Slayers where creativity is the main philosophy and hip hop is the biggest influence. In 2021, he graduated at ISAC (Institut Supérieur des Arts et des Chorégraphies).
conception Milø Slayers | performers Sophie Sénécaut, Eli Mathieu, Milka Kongi | light design Luc Schaltin | projection Ulysse Navarro, Geminay | clothing Céline Shen | dramaturgy Yasen Vasilev | city dramaturgy Marie Umuhoza | theoretical assistance Tunde Adefioye | sound design Milø Slayers | production Kunstenwerkplaats | co-production Kunstenwerkplaats, Charleroi danse, Kaap, STUK | supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschap | thanks to Wouter Hillaert, Lucile Calmel, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Stephane Bourhis, Dries Doulbi, Femke Gyselinck, Maria Dogahe, Afi Maghouti, André van Praet, Ayoh Kré Duchâtelet, Kaaitheater, VierNulVier, BUDA, Ultima Vez