Tactile Talk

Tactile Talk

Tue 15 Nov 2022
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by Katrien Oosterlinck

How can we speak to each other without words? What does this time of not touching teach us about contact and how much closeness is there in distance?

Tactile Talk invites you into a landscape of foam rocks for a non-verbal meeting. Performers guide you through interactions with each other and with the rocks. Place a rock, make eye contact, follow, take the lead, distance yourself, look at the statue. A common language is created. The space between us is questioned and made visible.

Tactile Talk is an encounter, a silent conversation about making contact, setting boundaries, noticing what moves us and what moves between us. It is a visual game, a social choreography in which we investigate distance and proximity.

Katrien Oosterlinck

Katrien Oosterlinck (1984) designs instructions for games with a specific scenography for encounters between people. The zone is non-verbal, body language is central. Her work reflects on spatial sensitivity: the search for a private and shared place. Her practice is not only about social interaction, but also about creating images through that interaction.


stage direction and objects Katrien Oosterlinck | facilitation Griet Pauwels | sound design Pol Vanlaer | light design Vinny Jones | scenography Jan Van Goethem | guides Aline Verbeke, Basma Ouerfelli, Carine De Backer, Gladys Guillaume, Mila Jimenez Sanchez, Octavia De Buysscher, Saida Manai, Souleymane Sow, Zahra Bensouda | costume advice Lies Marechal | choreographic advice Katja Pire | dramaturgical advice Elvira Crois & Julien Bruneau | technique Shane Van Laer | production wpZimmer | co-production Kaaitheater, C-Tact & KAAP | in collaboration with ccBe, hetpaleis, C-Mine, Pilar, Destelheide & De Kriekelaar | participation partners Lasso & De Veerman | with the support of the Flemish Community
Start: 8pm
Presale: € 7,00
At the door: € 10,00
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