David Weber-Krebs & Jeroen Peeters

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors – 3. Haunted Scenes, Decolonial Ecologies

We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically? What role can the performing arts play in the debate on climate crisis?

What remains of the theatre as we know it when its walls crumble and the outside world creeps in? On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors – 3. Haunted Scenes, Decolonial Ecologies  is the third in a series of performative conferences curated by David Weber-Krebs and Jeroen Peeters. A variety of hybrid artistic and theoretical interventions are specially created for this project and will constitute a dramaturgy of an entire day. Lunch is included. On Sunday there is room for further reflection in conversation with all the guests, hosted by DAS Theatre. With contributions by Maria Thereza Alves, Kristof Van Baarle, Denis Côté, Malcom Ferdinand, Daisy Hildyard, Gilles Laurent, Amanda Piña and David Weber-Krebs.


The second day of On Enclosed Space and the Great Outdoors – 3. Haunted Scenes, Decolonial Ecologies will be hosted on Sunday 1 March by DAS Theatre in the form of a public reflection, from 11:00 – 15:00 including brunch. Next to the DAS students, the event will be free for all people who have a ticket for the event on February 29th. The aim is to provide space for further reflection and exchange among the conference guests, audience and students. A contribution of € 5 euros will be asked at the door for the brunch.
Reservation required via dastheatre@ahk.nl


As part of the curriculum and in line with the conference, David and Jeroen will also mentor a four week block at DAS Theatre titled On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors: Landscapes of the Cenes. Which images, objects, gestures and speech acts do we imagine part of the ecological crisis invading or haunting the theatre, turning it into a landscape and an emergent ecosystem? The audience can visit the public presentation of the score Landscapes of the Cenes on Wednesday 4 March, 17.00 - 22.00 at DAS Theatre. 
Reservation required via dastheatre@ahk.nl

About DAS Theatre
DAS Theatre is a master’s programme for research-based artistic and curatorial practices in the field of theatre that is open to Dutch and international practitioners working in the performing arts as artists, curators, directors, performance makers and dramaturgs. Artists and curators come together in a programme that supports artistic and curatorial research, challenges professional boundaries and cultivates potential connections with audiences, institutions, discourses, partners and collaborators.
More info at www.atd.ahk.nl

Curated and hosted by David Weber-Krebs and Jeroen Peeters
Produced byArp for Infinite Endings and De Brakke Grond in collaboration with DAS Theatre.
Supported byDavid Weber-Krebs is affiliated as a doctoral artistic researcher to KASK & Conservatory / School of Arts (Ghent). Jeroen Peeters is supported by Damaged Goods (Brussels)