Always In The Kitchen: music, video, performance

Festival / with CAMPO

Thu 22.11 → 21:00    Fri 23.11 → 21:00

Always In The Kitchen
Combining forces for the multidisciplinary art festival Always In The Kitchen, Gouvernement and CAMPO reunite artists and audience in a familiar yet disturbing setting: an IKEA®-kitchen. For three weeks the space is challenged by curators, theatre makers and artists. An unusual context emerges and acts as the blank canvas for the different disciplines, while obtaining multiple layers with every happening.
From off-beat installations and theatrical kitchen scenes to in situ art works and total sensory experiences, nothing, not even the freezers or stoves, will be spared. Week I focuses on theatre & text, week II evolves around visual arts and week III casts a light on cross-overs between music, performance, video and much more.
Week III: Music, video & performance

We’re ending the last week of the festival with some eye candy, a spectacle of colour, light, music, drama, love, sex and murder. Musician Micha Volders, video producer Jaak De Digitale (Bart Winckers’s alias at night) Louis van der Waal serve you a total, sensory experience – Alice In Wonderland might even envy this trippy performance. Joining them is Tine Van den Wyngaert as the kitchen’s voice. With live music, projection, mapping and cartoons, a universe is created at the crossroads of amusement parks, the Old Testament and Funkadelic.
Technique: Anne Meeussen & Philippe Digneffe
Text, direction, music & visuals: Jaak De Digitale (Bart Winckers), Micha Volders & Louis van der Waal
Play: Louis van der Waal & Tine Van den Wyngaert
“With both grief and relief, we say goodbye to the kitchen. She has gradually lost all meaning. Cold and embittered. Be gone, emotion, joy and pleasure. The many owners who’ve touched her, have scooped out her playful, vital and life supporting character. She’s tired. She’s empty. Her dying wish is pure and sincere love. For one last time, she wants to feel human skin and open-heartedly share her functionality. And as such she is there for you.”
Both Micha Volders and Jaak De Digitale are music magicians. Jaak De Digitale took care of visual trickery for bands such as Millionaire and Evil Superstars while Micha Volders made fame with oddly named bands such as Krampkont/Vleesmagneet, Meteor Musik and Chrome Brulée. Actor Louis van der Waal is known for his acting with Abbatoir Fermé, for the production of the theatre play ‘Bastaard’ with Kyoko Scholiers and for the art collective Ferdnnd with Mauro Pawlowski and Celine Felga.
Textual context can also be found in the links below (in Dutch and English).
Always In The Kitchen: muziek, video, performance_NL
Always In The Kitchen: music, video, performance_ENG, cultural sidekick of, had a chat with Gouvernement’s artistic coordinator (and much more than that) Nele Keukelier about the festival, events and kitchen.

We also talked on air with Onbetaalbaar and IKEA Ghent about the the last event of Always In The Kitchen, the impact it had and the aftermath.

We feel like it was a succesful trip into all kinds of crazy visual universes. Relive the total spectacle! Pictures by Leontien Allemeersch (1-4), Micha Volders (5-7) and Kaat Pype (8) or go to the album on facebook.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets!
Tickets are on sale via CAMPO or just click on this link.
Go the facebook event for further updates.
It’s in the press! Go read De Morgen’s visit at Gouvernement and chat with some of the artists and curators, or Het Nieuwsblad’s coverage of the festival.
Organised by CAMPO and Gouvernement, as part of Always In The Kitchen.
Many thanks to IKEA® Ghent.
Artwork by Lukas Verstraete.