TRIALS OF MONEY
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Is money responsible for poverty in the world? Christophe Meierhans calls it to the stand for judgement and invites us to take part in the trial. Edifying.
Christophe Meierhans likes to involve the audience to make people think. Here, he reveals how little we know about capital, which is nonetheless omnipresent in our lives. Most importantly, he provides an opportunity for an investigation. Witnesses who know the accused well march past: a homeless man, a banker, a billionaire philanthropist and so on. Participatory, civic-minded theatre.
Christophe Meierhans (1977, Geneva, Switzerland) is a multi-disciplinary artist active in different art-fields and scenes. Trained as composer, his work comprises performances, public art interventions, video and media installations, short films, publications and musical compositions.
Christophe is a founding member of the audio-performance duo TAPE THAT and was a co-founder of the Brussels-based performance collective C&H with which he has collaborated in numerous projects between 2000 and 2012, among which the year-long urban intervention project Postcards from the Future in Brussels.
In 2012, he has co-curated Cantus Firmus, a group exhibition based on the video intallation You take the words right out of my mouth at the W139 arts center, in Amsterdam. His short film Up North Right East Down South Left West has been selected for screening at the 31st Uppsala International Shortfilmfestival as well as for the ExDox festival, Cologne.
His work has been presented in theatres, art centers, concert halls, museums and festivals across Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, France, England, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Italy and Denmark.
with Luca Mattei, Christophe Meierhans
concept and production Christophe Meierhans
with the collaboration of Shila Anaraki, Jochen Dehn, Adva Zakai
dramaturgy Bart Capelle
scenography Decoratelier / Jozef Wouters
lightsabers conception Alexis Pawlak, Gaia Carabillo
costume Sofie Durnez, Valérie Le Roy
monetary council Olivier Auber
Production HIROS, Elisa Demarré
Coproduction AUAwirleben, BIT Teatergarasjen, BUDA, FAR°, Kaaitheater, Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil–CDN, Teatro Maria Matos, Vooruit, ZonaK (Milano) Soutien Vlaamse Gemeenschap, ProHelvetia