House of Art & Science at VUB
Brussels, Belgium


Fri 10 Sep 2021
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Dounia Mahammed & Alan Van Rompuy

GNAB◊RRETN¡ is an experiment in communication. A concert about finding and losing that you remember, but that never happened. Two displaced creatures who are constantly picking themselves/everything together. A warm science fiction in search of connection in alienation.
Alan Van Rompuy and Dounia Mahammed, researched noise pollution (for both humans and animals), patterns, selective deafness, habituation and noise in relation to silence: something that ceases to exist, the (after-) reverberation, echo, re-memory of something that is past, making it more palpable or audible than when it existed.

Each with their own background, they want music, text and movement to flow into each other, to be a consequence of each other, to place them in a different context: movement brings sound, repetition becomes rhythm, word is sound, sound becomes feeling(d).

In a playful (de)construction of different languages, they look for meaning and nonsense, for abstraction and language fluctuating between the intelligible and the only tangible.
Lieselot Siddiki


Created by: Dounia Mahammed & Alan Van Rompuy
Outside eye: Myriam Van Imschoot, Fulco Ottervanger, Mira Bryssinck
Decor, light and sounding board: Michiel Soete
Costume & Photos: Lieselot Siddiki
Video: Gregoire Verbeke
Production: wpZimmer
Co-production: Brackish Ground, KAAP, Vooruit, C-TAKT, PILAR, Zinnema, Volta, De Grote Post
With the support of: The Flemish Government
Thanks to Rosas, Simon D'Huyvetter, Merel Van de Gehuchte
Start: 20:00
Presale: € 8,00
At the door: € 10,00
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