A transdisciplinary live performance.
STYX is a live installation, an encounter between visual arts, performing arts and the audience. The museum, the collection and the architecture are scenography, co-performer and point of contrast in dialogue with the performance. STYX serves as a vehicle for projecting one's reflections and contemplations: the audience is invited to walk freely through the created universe and experience it independently. For each performance location, STYX is recreated within the space. A base of 5 artists - the original cast includes Mireille Capelle (mezzo-soprano), Adriaan de Roover (electronics), Timo Tembuyser (voice & movement), Matteo Sedda (movement) & Marc Tooten (viola) - will be complemented by local performers.
Director Aïda Gabriëls creates her work by reflecting on the opera genre in the present. STYX was originally conceived within the context of Clair/Obscur, an exhibition of Renato Nicolodi at Axel Vervoordt Gallery.
Concept & direction: Aïda Gabriëls
Dramaturgy: Tessa Vannieuwenhuyze & Rudi Laermans
Light Design & Scenography: Anne Van Es
Creation and play: Mireille Capelle, Nel Maertens, Aya Suzuki, Matteo Sedda, Timo Tembuyser, Marc Tooten & Adriaan de Roover