11 Sep. 2014
Camouflage is the method or result of concealing. By making things or people appear to be part of their natural surroundings, it belongs to both the realms of invisibility and exposure. It is the strategy of disguising a subject as something else, by making it look like something else, a kind of deceptive exposure.
From this point of view, all efforts to shape our appearance in order to belong to a group can be perceived as camouflage.
TPFKP uses strategies of camouflage to draw the attention away from the individual. The individual subject becomes beyond its individuality: it becomes an object, assimilated into the surrounding, eventually imperceptible. Trough various methods of concealment this performance would like to invite a perception on people singular or plural, as moving agents: free from identity and signification and full of potential.
Kelly is the name of each individual performer, the group and the environment.
The Performance Formerly Known as Performance or Camouflaging Kelly is part of a bigger research on camouflage and its relation to group identity. The research evolves around the connection between camouflage and the desire to belong, the search for (group) identity and a contemporary interpretation of folk.
Choreography & Concept: Lisa Vereertbrugghen Performance: Unn Faleide, María Peralta, Susan Hoogbergen, Nadja Voorham, Moreen Beentjes, Eva Honings, Leyla de Muynck Advice and coaching: Simon Asencio Sound Design: BOWRAIN
Premiere November 20th Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
The Performance Formerly Known As Performance or Camouflaging Kelly is a production of Het Veem Theater with the support of OAZO AIR i.c.w. NoLIMIT (NL, Amsterdam), Kunstencentrum BUDA (BE, Kortrijk) and Kulturrĺdet Arts Council (NO). The Performance Formerly Known as Performance or Camouflaging Kelly is sponsored by Gabberwear.nl.