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Christophe Meierhans : Trials of Money

Can the money we all use on a daily basis, be held responsible for the disastrous state the world is in today? In other words, if it is true that "money rules the world", are we then not entitled to make it accountable for what has happened to the world under its governance? Trials of Money approaches this somewhat candid statement with the seriousness of a court of justice.

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Based on interviews made with different bankers, lawyers, persons in extreme precarity, psychotherapists, economists, philanthropists, debt relief workers, representatives of indigenous nations, or monetary activists, Christophe Meierhans delivers their testimonies by responding to any questions the audience might want to ask them. This piece is an invitation to collectively investigate what money actually is and what it does. It is an invitation to challenge the idea that money is only a means at the service of human intentions and to attempt another reading of the relationship humans have with the system of exchange they invented for themselves.

Initially created as a theatre piece with 4 performers on stage, the performance evolved into a solo from 2019 on, intended to be performed in- and outside the traditional theatre context, in university classes, in board meetings of banks, in conferences and so on.

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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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