Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells presented by Kaaitheater, Passa Porta & Muntpunt
The Quiet Volume
25.03 – 01.04.2017
You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.
• Ant Hampton is known for his 'Autoteatro' works – automated structures where the audience, unrehearsed and following cues, become both viewer and performer. The Quiet Volume, now translated into ten languages, was one of a series of collaborations with Forced Entertainment director Tim Etchells. This is the first time it has been presented in Brussels.
‘This now of the page is what grips me – the present moment, this one, summoned here with this arrangement of marks/code, ink/pixels, letters and words.’ – Tim Etchells
by Ant Hampton, Tim Etchells | binaural recordings TiTo Toblerone | artistic production Katja Timmerberg | French version – translation Christophe Lebold, co-director Bernard Lapointe, co-production: Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, Théâtre Garonne Toulouse | Dutch version – translation, co-director Daan Alkemade, co-production: Festival a/d Werf Utrecht | commissioned and produced by Ciudades Paralelas, a festival by HAU Berlin and Schauspielhaus Zürich | co-production Vooruit Arts Centre Gent | collaborators Goethe-Institute Warsaw, Teatr Nowy Warsaw, the foundation of Teatr Nowy | commissioned by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Swiss Cultural foundation Pro Helvetia, Goethe Institute Buenos Aires