DIEDERIK PEETERS: HOW TO INVOKE APPARITIONS
Location: Het Huis
At Impakt Festival, Peeters (BE) will revisit the fantasies and superstitions that surround the invention of the phonograph. Navigating between history and science fiction, between scepticism and faith, Peeters leads an expedition through the grim tunnels that connect science with magic and technology with horror. If he succeeds in completing his training as a medium in time, he might be able to invite a historical character to assist him during the lecture. A co-production with De Brakke Grond (NL).
DIEDERIK PEETERS― Artist
Diederik Peeters has been reported to pop up in the work of colleague-artists, cunningly disguised as actor, performer or even advisor. But he especially keeps insisting on brewing his own artistic concoctions, sometimes in collaboration with carefully selected accomplices. He is an officially certified visual artist that accidentally got lost in the stables of stage-art, and usually makes performances, but has also been caught writing texts, inventing installations or video’s and crafting other amalgams that appear hard to categorise. Because Peeters is a patient of a pathological preference for confusion, in his work impossible contradictions and absurd consistencies are stubbornly piled up. With Hans Bryssinck and Kate McIntosh he founded SPIN, a Brussels based artist-run research and support platform.