Christophe Meierhans

°1977, Geneva, Switzerland, lives and works in Brussels.

Christophe Meierhans was trained as a composer at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the University of the Arts in Berlin, before he rapidly drifted towards performance and theatre. His first productions — realised mostly with the C&H collective from 2002 until 2011 — were essentially dedicated to a deconstructing and reconstructing of the basic social mechanisms which turn a person into a spectator (Bühnenstück, 2005, Konspiration, 2006). The collective then turned towards a practice of interventions in the public domain with Postcards from the Future, which was developed between 2007 and 2011 in different cities (Geneva - Points d'Impact festival, Leuven - Playground festival, and Metz - Centre Pompidou) and culminated in 2010-2011 with a series of performances involving 9 different populations of the city of Brussels.

Since 2013, Christophe develops an politically engaged and often participatory theatre, either on his own, as with the constitutional rewriting project Some use for your broken clay pots (touring since 2014 across Europe) or the anarchist cooking show Verein zur Aufhebung des Notwendigen - a hundred wars to world peace, or in collaboration with other artists such as Luigi Coppola, with Fondo Speculativo di Provvidenza, a monetary dispositive aiming at turning a festival audience into a political community, or Ant Hampton, with THE THING an entirely automated 16 hour workshop-performance. His latest creation, Trials of Money, turns the theatre into a court of justice prosecuting inanimate things.

Christophe Meierhans is artist-in-residence at the Kaaitheater in Brussels for the 2017-2022 period and was associated artist to the Nouveau Theatre de Montreuil, Paris, from 2015 until 2017.

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research

Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.


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Charter for the stage artist

A statement of solidarity between artists who agree to no longer accept un(der)paid work in public activities that take place at or for organizations with fixed-income employees.
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