Our Century So Far

Increasingly, we are collectively inundated by an abundance of murky information.
Truth seems context-specific, depending on who is formulating it. Providing or just withholding information is a power dynamic to control and manipulate people. How far can we go in this? And are we just victims of this tendency or more and more also perpetrators?

In Our Century So Far, Mathijs F Scheepers paints a picture of the 21st century so far. In doing so, he throws speeches, Twitter clips, bits & bites, clickbaits, algorithms and everything that helps us distort our opinions into the fray. Slowly but surely, our view of the world, of others and of ourselves comes into question in this hall of mirrors of information. And this is at once disconcerting and entertaining, like the 21st century itself.

Our Century So Far is an examination of the limits of manipulation, the missed opportunities we were never aware of and a deep dive into the tidal wave of information in which no one can get their bearings anymore. The performance will be a monologue by Mathijs F Scheepers featuring Musk, Putin, Madonna, MVR, Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter, Gervais, Swift, Snapchat and many others.

Concept and performance: Mathijs F Scheepers

Coach: Carly Wijs

Technical design: Karl Klomp

Costume: Barbara De Laere

Technique and support: Johannes Vochten, Bob Cornet, Eric Engels

Graphic design: Lidia Nagibina

General management and coördination: Korneel Hamers

Production: SKaGeN, De Studio

With support from: PerPodium & The Flemish Community


playlist

Tue 19/12/2023 DEStudio Antwerpen
Wed 20/12/2023 DEStudio Antwerpen
Fri 12/01/2024 Schoten CC De Kaekelaar
Fri 19/01/2024 CC Lint
Thu 01/02/2024 CC De Kruisboog Tienen
Sat 10/02/2024 Schouwburg De Kern Wilrijk
Fri 14/06/2024 c o r s o
Tue 03/09/2024 DEStudio Antwerpen
Wed 04/09/2024 DEStudio Antwerpen
Thu 05/09/2024 DEStudio Antwerpen