Kevin Trappeniers’ AntennA is a stilled, minimal installation addressing miscommunication. The work raises awareness about the electronic signals around us. Around a metal radio mast, spectators and potential discussion partners can watch, reflect and temporarily be together.
In many areas of our lives we are now in a twilight zone between analogue and digital. In our hyper-connected society, talking with screens in-between has become omnipresent. But who are really we talking with? With the other, with our mobile or computer, or with ourselves? And do we still - in all peace and quiet - take the time to do so? Our encounters risk to be undermined by technology.
AntennA addresses the invisible architecture around us, and our own responsibility: we constantly add signals, but how do we deal with that? Do we still dare to allow silence and emptiness once in a while? The installation aims at bringing people together and instigating communication: spectators and passers-by can watch, talk, reflect or be silent.
Kevin Trappeniers shows with AntennA and Ellipsis a complementary diptych consisting of an installation in the public space and a theater performance in the black box. Both describe the relationship between humans and technology, and the mutual (mis)communication that ensues from this relationship, although they put a different emphasis. How do technological possibilities influence communication between people? And how do we as humans deal with fast-paced technological evolutions?
concept: Kevin Trappeniers
design & development: Maarten Devrieze, Kevin Trappeniers
technical assistance: Aaron Victor Peeters
dramaturgy: Elisa Demarré
production mangement: Hanne Ghekiere
distribution: Vincent Company
production: Stray Light vzw
co-production: C-TAKT, Vooruit & LOD music theatre
in collaboration with: Arts Workspace Pianofabriek
thanks to: KAAP, WorkSpace Brussels, Charlotte Bouckaert, Stijn Demeulenaere, Lodewijk Heylen, Karl Van Welden
supported by: Flemish Government, Flemish Community Commission (VGC)