Christophe Meierhans & Ant Hampton [CH/BE, UK/DE]

The THING part of the RITCS Winter School


09.01 – 12.01.2019

Ant Hampton and Christophe Meierhans join forces to create The THING, an automated and hybrid form between performance, workshop and journey. Over four episodes, The THING takes you on an exploration of the overlap between things which matter to the world and a thing each of us could set into motion at any moment.

Doing The THING is about creating the best possible conditions to take a leap of both faith and imagination, daring to enact another possible version of oneself. To decisively step out of one’s comfort zone by – as David Graeber coins it – ‘insisting on acting as if one is already free.’ In The THING, no charismatic leader stands in your way. The only ones present are you, a group of 8 to 12 people who open a suitcase and follow a wild mix of different triggers as a guide.

> The THING comprises four episodes, each about four hours long. 
> You can choose between morning or afternoon sessions.
> Sign up (before 4/01) via

Morning sessions

Wed 9/01 14:00
Thu 10/01 9:00
Fri 11/01  10:00
Sat 12/01 10:00

Afternoon sessions

Wed 9/01 14:00
Thu 10/01 15:00
Fri 11/01 14:00
Sat 12/01 15:00

• The annual RITCS Winter School brings artists, arts students from across Europe together around a central theme, for a two and a half-week interdisciplinary research module. You're very welcome to join them!

creation Ant Hampton & Christophe Meierhans | video production Luca Mattei | coding & electronics Toby Duckworth | creative producer Katja Timmerberg | co-production Kaaitheater, Auawirleben Theaterfestival Bern, West Kowloon Cultural Development, Theatre & Dance Department at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Zeitraumexit, Techne - eine Produktionsplattform von Theater Rampe und Künstlerhaus, Over het IJ Festival, Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil, FAR° festival Nyon | development support Das Theatre | thanks to Agnieszka Kurant, James Plummer