Now, in 2021, they find each other once again for KAIN & ABEL . This performance, video-installation is based on the story from the Old Testament in which two brothers get into a fight and one of them ends up killing the other. This performance with two top-dancers is a contemporary interpretation of this Biblical horror. Little remains of the religious story, except the act of murder. This artwork exposes the horror used in religious storytelling for many centuries, to impose and control their devotees, in an esthetical way. In this installation, it is not about the story anymore, per sé. This work ‘imagines’ what was once written and confronts the audience with this image. How long will you keep looking at a fight with a guaranteed killing blow? An unsettling performance with live music.
Our composer in residence Mirek Coutigny combines forces with Tom McRae for the music.
KAIN & ABEL (2021)
14 Emotions/ Allegoria via dolorosa (2013)
ADAM & EVE (2017)
Mirek Coutigny and Tom McRae (KAIN & ABEL)
Tom McRae (14 Emotions / ADAM & EVE)
SPECTRA conducted by Filip Rathé