Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert
A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
On 3 August 2018, artists Kim Snauwaert and Anyuta Wiazemsky got married in Ghent city hall with the aim, among other things, of obtaining a residence permit for Anyuta. When they examined the conditions for a legal marriage, one of them turned out to be the creation of a "sustainable living community". But what exactly does that mean? That question has been central to Kim and Anyuta's life and work ever since. When the two got married, they decided to meticulously document every step of the process, from proposal to honeymoon.
In A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities, the two artists look back on the journey they have travelled together. The performance is a playful story that meanders along the key moments of their marriage, the road to it and the future. In this way, the makers allow you to look inside their daily lives and their artistic practice, which are inextricably linked and form the personal interpretation of their sustainable community.
• Kim Snauwaert is a theatre academic, performer and visual artist. Her work is situated at the intersection between the personal and the political and consists of visual installations, video work, paintings and performative interventions.
• Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert is a multimedia artist and photographer. She studied law in Moscow and visual arts at the KASK in Ghent. She is director of the experimental art centre croxhapox and active at Kunstenoverleg in Ghent.
with and by Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert | dramaturgy Charlotte Vanden Eynde | lighting design Henri Emmanuel Doublier | sound design Peter Connelly | costumes Jivan van der Ende | scenography Leontien Allemeersch | technique Pieter Desmet | music in video Lester Arias Viczuna | video Sarah Lederman & Jimmy Hendrickx | MUA Griet Bovijn | production workspacebrussels | co-production workspacebrussels, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond | thanks to De Grote Post, Vooruit | supported by the Flemish Community