Christophe Meierhans [CH/BE]
Trial of Money (work in progress)
10.01 – 11.01.2017
If it is true that money rules the world, then perhaps time has come for it to account for its acts. It is therefore not in an attempt to bribe a magistrate that Christophe Meierhans is bringing money to court, but on the contrary, in order to offer it a fair trial: Is money itself the culprit for having brought the world to the catastrophic state it is in now, or has it rather been employed to the design of ill-intentionned individuals? As a first step in this new project, Meierhans stages the preliminary hearing for this trial where prosecution and defense will undertake a first assessment of the case.
• Christophe Meierhans is trained as a composer but his more recent work devotes itself to the theatre as a possible space for participation and political responsibility. We have previously shown work of his such as Al Gore: Speech at the Constitution Hall (2011), Some use for your broken claypots (2014) and A hundred wars to world peace - Verein zur Aufhebung des Notwendigen (2016).
concept & direction Christophe Meierhans | dramaturgy Bart Cappelle | creative help Ann De Keersmaeker | production Hiros | coproduction Kaaitheater