part of NWNM
Goodman speaks is a collaboration between Jana De Kockere (theatre maker and researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy (University of Ghent)) and Ferre Vuye (theatre maker and performer). In their piece they take the ancient Godfrey Goodman to the theatre stage. Goodman is being used as a medium to provoke our own imagination. Do we secretly believe that global warming is a punishment for our sinfulness and is it the reason why we seem to accept this without resistance. Do we perceive the impending apocalypse as the ultimate revelation of who can be considered good or evil. What exactly is the kind of change we would like to see, how does our paradise then look like? Do we find consolation in te writings of Goodman, are they a refuge in these pity times that for us, unbelievers, are no longer accessible? Who will die for our sins and who can still promise us a world without suffering?