bench invasion – the art of listening
2 children carry a bench together.
They step into the public space.
“Hello, we have a bench and time.
Would you like to sit for a while?”
We listen, we are present.
At the end, we all come together: the bench bearers, the people we met.
We build a long table with the benches.
With words and music (and a glass) we toast to the beauty of small encounters and life.”
|Monday 12 February 2024||SPINRAG, children's arts festival Kortrijk (BE)|
|Tuesday 13 February 2024||SPINRAG, children's arts festival Kortrijk|
|Wednesday 14 February 2024||SPINRAG, children's arts festival Kortrijk (BE)|
|Sunday 14 April 2024||14-21/04 option|
|Sunday 5 May 2024||CC Hasselt|
Idea: Dieter Missiaen en Els Degryse
Artist: Dieter Missiaen
Text: Els Degryse / Kommil Foo
violin: Anna Buevich // Anouk Sanczuk
Bench design: Marec Zeghers (zitter.be)
With the support of Perplx, Miramiro, CirkLabo.
Many thanks to the cultural centre of Bruges, Aude Busson (Assitej Island), Suzanne Prosman (De betovering, Den Haag NL), An Nysmans, …