Underneath Which Rivers Flow
Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters
Underneath Which Rivers Flow
“One day, a large banner suddenly appeared on the facade of the Decoratelier, showing a virtual vision of what the neighbourhood might look like in the future. The atelier and its surroundings had been replaced by a large park. That same day, I met a group of people from Globe Aroma and we decided to dig a hole towards this future park that, right now, is still an old factory. In the enormous void we taught each other to build out loud: a form of construction in which there is no difference between speaking, dreaming and building. Gradually an alternative park took shape, a park where memories and imagination intermingle, a secret garden filled with shadows and a jumble of grey zones. As yet, I understand little of it, but it seems to be a place where people can decide for themselves whether or not to be visible or invisible, and this in the heart of the city.”
— Jozef Wouters
In 2018-19, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters is working with Open Arts House Globe Aroma on Underneath Which Rivers Flow. A group of women and men – builders, poets and dreamers – meet weekly in the Decoratelier in Molenbeek. Together, they build stories, a secret garden full of wormholes to unsuspected worlds.
This event takes place in Decoratelier in Brussels, Rue de Liverpoolstraat 24, Molenbeek. Get your tickets on the website of Performatik.
The performance will be French-, English-, Arabic- and Dutch-spoken, with French and English as the main languages.
- Friday, March 15 at 9 PM (première)
- Saturday, March 16 at 9 PM
- Monday, March 18 at 8:30 PM
- Tuesday, March 19 at 8:30 PM
- Wednesday, March 20 at 8:30 PM
- Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 PM
- Saturday, March 23 at 5 PM (matinee)
Building Poets Ali Alkrizi, Barry Ahmad Talib, Mimouna Amri, Zohir Boumelha, Bushra Lamsyeh, Sekou Coumbassa, Chantal Gyselinx, Idris Hassan Hardi, George Khuroshvili, Soumaya Mahroug, Shilemeza Prins, Randy Renders, Marie-Ange Sibi, Ifrah Yusuf Magan
Special thanks to Saïd Amrawu, Alex Cepile, Tahar Sadam, Mbarek Bouallaga
Artistic direction Jozef Wouters
Decoratelier Menno Vandevelde (technical director), Willem Rys, Vic Van den Bossche, Casper van Overschee, Lukas Geerens, Jan Rymenants, Koen Schetske, Siemen Van Gaubergen
Dramaturgy Vladimir Miller and Jeroen Peeters
Film Robbrecht Desmet
Light in collaboration with Michiel Soete
Sound in collaboration with Vincent Malstaf
Production management Penelope Desloovere, Brecht Theunis, Camille Thiry, Ewoud Vermote
Production Damaged Goods, Globe Aroma
Co-production Kaaitheater, Netwerk Aalst
Thanks to Thomas Collier, Wannes Cré, Philip Delbecque, Pieter Dumoulin, Marlies Jacques, Sirine Jen, Lila John, Sanae Khamlichi, Ferre Marnef, Hana Miletić, Kristof Vande Walle (M – Museum Leuven), Sarah Vanhee, Nathanael Van Hoecke, De Lork vzw, Gemeente Molenbeek, L’Escaut Architectures, WijkAntenne de Quartier
Underneath Which Rivers Flow is a part of the two-year collaboration between Netwerk Aalst and Jozef Wouters, as part of the programme The Unreliable Protagonist (2017-2019). For Netwerk Aalst, this project was managed by Els Silvrants-Barclay.