Kevin Trappeniers develops a stilled, visual, physical and often wordless artistic language in detailed, sensate work at the intersection of performing arts and visual arts, moving freely between disciplines and mixing them together in interdisciplinary work, in theatres and more recently, also in the public space.
In 2019 Trappeniers started a new research phase with residencies in Belgium and the Netherlands throughout 2019 and 2020. An update of upcoming projects will be announced in June 2020.
In 2018, Trappeniers worked on AntennA and Ellipsis: a complementary diptych consisting of an installation in the public space and a theatre performance in the black box. Both works relate about the relationship between human and technology, and the mutual (mis)communication that arises from it, while having a different focus. How do technological possibilities influence the communication between people? And how do we as humans handle the rapid technological evolutions?
Both the installation and the performance were on tour in 2018, 2019 and 2020 continue to do so, both in Belgium and internationally.
Asymptote is an earlier visual and physical theatre performance that stems from a research residency conducted and accompanied by arts works space L’L. The piece was supported and presented throughout Belgium.
Another project that originated from the research residency at L'L was the dance performance Selfed. Trappeniers worked on it in TAKT Dommelhof (Belgium) and with Plesni Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia). The piece was presented as physical theatre during TAKT Festival #17.
Parallel to this, Trappeniers worked on performances, among which the performances/installations of the "Saturn" series by Karl Van Welden (United Planets), "Cinérama" and the series "Monster!" by Abattoir Fermé, the exhibition dance performance "Who Makes Paintings Anyway?" with Lies Borgermans, Sara Tan and Thomas Vantuycom, "The Wind Egg Project" by Haseeb Ahmed, Egle Budvytytes‘ exhibition choreographic piece "Skateboard Prayer, or Head below the Heart". The last couple of years, Trappeniers focuses on his own work.
Stray Light is Kevin Trappeniers’ non-profit association, legal structure and platform in which he creates his own performing arts work and collaborates with other artists and professionals from other fields. It was founded in 2014 in Belgium, is based in Brussels, and is active in Brussels, Flanders and abroad.