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Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere 'Out of the Blue'

‘a quiet, contemplative performance that sinks us 4,500 metres below the Pacific ocean' ★★★★ The Guardian

We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of the ocean. Although our planet seems to have been extensively explored, only ten percent of the ocean floor has been mapped.

After their acclaimed performances 'Mining Stories and Pleasant Island', Belgian theatre artists Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere present the final part of their trilogy on mining. This time they focus on a completely new industry: deep sea mining.

From their small apartment in Brussels, Silke and Hannes connect with three ships through satellite. Each of the ships represents one pillar of the public debate: industry, science and activism. Through a series of interviews and conversations, an intimate portrait of this new industry emerges.

'Out of the Blue' is an attempt to capture a potentially pivotal moment in the history of our planet. How much deeper can mining companies dig, and what are we as humankind actually digging towards? What are the challenges, opportunities and risks?

Part of Climate Justice Week at the University of Sussex

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Production: CAMPO

Coproduction: Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Bunker-Mladi Levi (Ljubljana), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Noorderzon Festival (Groningen), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Zürcher Theater Spektakel Residencies: 30CC, Bara142 (Toestand), De Grote Post, GC De Markten, GC Felix Sohie, Kunstenwerkplaats, Pilar

By & with: Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere

Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi

Outside eye: Pol Heyvaert

Sound mixing: Lieven Dousselaere

Technique: Korneel Coessens, Piet Depoortere, Koen Goossens, Babette Poncelet

Subtitles and Dutch translation: Marika Ingels French translation: Isabelle Grynberg

Thanks to: all conversations partners & the people who helped with the transcriptions

Special thanks to: John Childs, Henko De Stigter, Patricia Esquete, Iason-Zois Gazis, Jolien Goossens, Matthias Haeckel, An Lambrechts, Ted Nordhaus, Maureen Penjueli, Surabhi Ranganathan, Duygu Sevilgen, Joey Tau, Saskia Van Aalst, Kris Van Nijen, Vincent Van Quickenborne, Annemiek Vink

Dates & Times

  • Sunday 28 April, 2024


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Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere 'Out of the Blue'
Sunday 28 April

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