Till it's over

TILL IT'S OVER is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between SKaGeN and the American visual artist Richard Jackson on the themes of civil war, tenderness and revenge. 

Richard Jackson made an installation based on Picasso's famous war painting Guernica. Actors Valentijn Dhaenens and Clara van den Broek create a theatrical performance based on the same theme. How do two people deal with the consequences of extreme violence, and what is the lasting impact when time has done its job? Can violence bring us closer together? Do we penetrate deeper into each other and do we get connected despite or even as a result of the violence we inflict on each other?

The installations of action painter Richard Jackson often express a consequence: what remains visible after a powerful physical action? As performers, Dhaenens and van den Broek allow themselves to be affected by Jackson's work and relate to the context he creates.

TILL IT'S OVER is a collaboration between SKaGeN, Richard Jackson, S.M.A.K. Museum for Modern Art Ghent, C-Mine Genk, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and Het Toneelhuis Antwerp.


Concept en play:

Valentijn Dhaenens en Clara van den Broek


Richard Jackson

Mouvement direction:

Charlotte Vanden Eynde

Costume design:

Barbara De Laere

Technical director:

Jeroen Wuyts

Production director:

Karen Van Peel

General management:

Korneel Hamers


SKaGeN ism Villanella/DEStudio


S.M.A.K., C-Mine, KASKA

With the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Thanks to Latze Dieye, Matar Diouf, Patrick Da Silva Rosa, Louise Goegebeur, Joris Goorden, crew Villanella


Fri 20/09/2019 - 15u S.M.A.K.
Sun 22/09/2019 - 19:00 CC De Steiger Menen in SMAK
Fri 27/09/2019 - 20:00 NTGent in SMAK
Sat 28/09/2019 - 16:45 Lokeren/Sint-Niklaas/Temse in SMAK
Sun 29/09/2019 - 16:00 CC Strombeek in SMAK
Wed 25/03/2020 - 19u00 Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - Mousonturm
Thu 26/03/2020 - 19u00 Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - Mousonturm


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