The audience is split into two groups and asked to perform a walk, one by one, while focusing on a person in the distance, as if watching their mirror image. The installation can be read as a monumental metronome. A form is created in the landscape that appears to be static but in fact changes with the movement of the audience.
The design of the installation is inspired by the ‘sjouw’ / time ball that is located on Terschelling.
Can’t Stop Motion was created on Terschelling as part of het Atelier, a project of Oerol and Over het IJ Festival in collaboration with Felix Schellekens. Inspiration was a manifesto by Jean Tinguely about ‘static movement’.
Everything is in motion yet at the same time nothing changes—it almost sounds like a reassurance in today’s world, which many people feel moves ‘too fast’. Time, space and encounter intermingle here gently and unspectacularly and with that, Can’t Stop Motion truly offers a sense of place-time-connection – something many theatre makers aspire to, but few succeed in.
Evelyne Coussens in Theaterkrant | 11 Jun 2017Read the full review here (at the end of the article)
Felix Schellekens, Erik van de Wijdeven, Maurice Bogaert, Alexandra Broeder, Oerol, Over het IJ Festival
2017 9 – 19 Jun Oerol, Terschelling (NL)
2017 14 – 23 Jul Over het IJ Festival Amsterdam (NL)