Some use for your broken clay pots
13.12 – 14.12.2012
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In Some use for your broken clay pots, an actor plays the role of a candidate to the next elections. He is campaigning in front of the public - his potential electors - for a radical change of our democratic order. His program consists of a technical, but passionate proposal for a new election system, namely, a government system that would base its democratic legitimacy on disqualification rather than on election.
How would such a system look like? Can disqualification be democratic? What effects would it produce and what difference would that make for the citizens? Would there still be a thing such as the state? What kind of society will that produce? Can we believe in it ?
In collaboration with selected specialists from different academic backgrounds, Some use for your broken clay pots will make the portrait of a fictive society — the 21st century Ostracracy — and attempt to convince its audience that it possibly is a better way to follow…
concept and realization Christophe Meierhans | actress Carly Wijs | dramaturgy Bart Capelle | conceptual advisor Rudi Laermans | outside eye Kate McIntosh | academic consultants François-Xavier Lefevbre, Jean-Benoit Pilet, Dave Sinardet | co-production Kaaitheater, workspacebrussels, Arts Centre Vooruit (in collaboration with Campo) | production Mokum | thanks to Kunst/werk