LOOK AT THE SILENCE
In situ Installation/Performance
Brussels, October 2012
Video, music, choreography
Chris Christoffels & José Roland
Inès Guerreiro en Pierre Delforge
Premiere for the inauguration of
Plateau 96, Hertogstraat, 96, Brussels 1150
Plateau 96, the new multi-purpose space of Brussels' Ateliers Malou, have asked Chris Christoffels and José Roland to mark the opening
with an Installation/Performance featuring sign language.
LOOK AT THE SILENCE the duo's video installation, will be accompanied by the choreographed sign language of Inès Guerreiro and Pierre Delforge,
two young deaf members of Infosourds Bruxelles, which has its own space at Plateau 96.
A meditation on the passage of time, the sound of silence, the approaching void, and the relativity of perception,
the video's shadow play has inspired a parallel conversation in sign language that is at once poetic and emotion-laden.
LOOK AT THE SILENCE is a celebratory performance. Its message is the very opposite of silence - that evocation of death and eternity -
and very much about sharing and communicating in sensitive and unexpected ways.
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CHRIS CHRISTOFFELS & JOSÉ ROLAND