‘TILL IT’S OVER’ - by SKaGeN and Richard Jackson | 26 May + 2 June 2019 at 2 pm

‘TILL IT’S OVER’ is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between the SKaGeN theatre collective and the American visual artist Richard Jackson on the theme of civil war, tenderness and revenge.

Richard Jackson has created an installation based on Picasso’s famous war painting ‘Guernica’. Actors Valentijn Dhaenens and Clara van den Broek create a theatrical performance based on the same theme. How do two people deal with the consequences of extreme violence, and what is the lasting impact once time has done its work? Can violence bring us closer together? Do we delve more deeply into one another and achieve connection despite (or even because of) the violence that we inflict upon one another? Does violence create intimacy?

Action painter Richard Jackson’s installations often express a consequence: what remains visible after a powerful physical action? As performers, Dhaenens and van den Broek open themselves to Jackson’s work and to the context that he creates. 

Practical information

  • Floraliën Hall at S.M.A.K.
  • 26 May - 2 June 2019 at 2 pm.
  • 17 to 29 September 2019 inclusive, performance at various times, not on Mondays.
  • SKaGeN website
  • Click here to buy tickets. 

‘TILL IT’S OVER’ is a collaboration between SKaGeN, Richard Jackson, S.M.A.K. Ghent, C-Mine Genk, the Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp and DE Studio / Villanella.  

Concept and performance: Valentijn Dhaenens and Clara van den Broek 
Visual art: Richard Jackson
Movement direction: Charlotte Vanden Eynde
Costume design: Barbara De Laere
Sound and technical direction: Jeroen Wuyts
Production leadership: Karen Van Peel
Financial and administrative leadership: Korneel Hamers
Production: SKaGeN in collaboration with Villanella/DEStudio

Co-production: SMAK, C-TAKT, KASKA

With the support of the Flemish Community
With thanks to Latze Dieye, Matar Diouf, Patrick Da Silva Rosa, Louise Goegebeur, Joris Goorden, and the Villanella crew


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