'Studies for Maynard' is a meditation on dislocation; the always unfinished practices of making home and sheltering; referencing the biography of an embryo; the Apollo 9 mission; the territorial behaviour of ravens, the writings and walks of Rajah Shehadah and Starman by David Bowie. Home here is more than a place; it is a network of resonances, as fragile and changeable as weather. Resembling ephemeral line drawings, these studies emerge from gestures, voice, narratives and the systematic movement of an old school table, on which is inscribed the name ‘Maynard’. "Audience members are invited to think about climate change, of things going out of balance, of transience, of remembrance, the loss of loved ones… none of this is spoken. Rather it emerges from the actions of Whitehead moving with and trying to balance a precarious and clumsy object that always seems to be tripping him up, or on the verge of toppling over… Whitehead’s work resonates with complex and original ecological ideas. In it ecology is not simply about nature, but about how we exist emotionally and politically as human beings together." - Carl Lavery

This performance takes place in the frame of the Opening of the  International dancefilmfestival Brussels 'l'art difficile de filmer la danse'.

Performance at 19:30

  • Wed 04.10.2017
    19:30 - 21:00
  • Practical info

    Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier
    1000 Brussels
    +32 2 229 00 03