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Internationales Sommerfestival 2016
Miet Warlop:

Fruits of Labor

  • © Reinout Hiel
  • © Reinout Hiel
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  • © Titanne Bregentzer
Music / Theater & Performance
  • Thu, 18.08.2016 21:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Fri, 19.08.2016 21:00 [Talk]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 20.08.2016 19:30
    Kampnagel – K2

Night of the living objects: an installation made of objects and musicians comes to mind-bending life on stage.

Belgian artist Miet Warlop makes visual art using the medium of theater. Her Disneyland-on-acid play MYSTERY MAGNET was one of the biggest hits at the 2013 edition of the Summer Festival, a visually naughty spectacle of color and forms, with foam sausages and human balls of wool. Her new work, FRUITS OF LABOR is a trippy crossover between a theater performance and a concert, extended with Miet Warlop’s visual artwork. She shares the stage with three musicians, a roadie, and objects that are brought to life. They transfer beats and songs onto objects, theater machinery and bodies, and at some point the entire stage (or world) becomes an instrument. This psychoactive parade of objects (with great songs and an operatic aria) is, despite its craziness, an artistic reaction to a world that has gone off the rails. But most of all is FRUITS OF LABOR a sparkling present to a world in which every form of sparkle is getting more and more controlled and restrainded. At its premiere at Brussels’ kunstenfestivaldesarts, FRUITS OF LABOR elicited euphoric applause.

Audience discussion on Fri 19th




  • Concept, Director: Miet Warlop
  • Music, Performance: Miet Warlop, Joppe Tanghe, Wietse Tanghe, Tim Coenen, Seppe Cosyns
  • Assistant: Barbara Vackier, Ian Gyselinck, Sander Vos
  • Costumes: Sofie Durnez, Karolien Nuytens, An Breugelmans
  • Technical Director: Hugh Roche Kelly
  • Sound: Saul Mombaerts, Pieter-Jan Coppejans
  • Light Design: Henri Emmanuel Doublier
  • Production Leader: Seppe Cosyns
  • Management: Bob Van Langendonck
  • Associate production manager: Maria- Carmela Mini
  • Thanks to: Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent), Stijn Kenens, Bram Coeman, Michiel Dasseville, Karel Vanhooren, Elke Vanlerberghe, Michiel De Wilde, Nicolas Provost, Stephen Dewaele, Michiel Goedertier, Arlette Goethals, Sparks-efx, Danai Anesiadou, Geert Viane, Koen de Meyer, Bram Coeman, Paul Warlop
  • Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Zinnema

Production: Irene Wool (Ghent) Associate producer: Latitudes Contemporaines (Lille) Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Vooruit, Kunstencentrum BUDA, La Villette, PACT Zollverein, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Gessnerallee Zürich, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Dublin Theatre Festival Supported by: Beursschouwburg, Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent. This project is co-produced by: NXTSTP und the Culture Programme of the European Union. The Hamburg performances are funded by: Kulturbehörde Hamburg

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