PUNKT

Reaching heights was a big source of inspiration for the balloon explorers in the early XXth century – especially for photographers who wanted to capture the Earth on another scale. The wind took them on unexpected journeys and they continued to explore the limits of life and space above. Even though technology has progressed a lot, it still can’t provide the liberating sensation and flying remains one of man’s greatest dreams. One still has to “get stuck in the car”, as writes Jules Verne, in order to leave the ground.

PUNKT is a research on air, void, breath, elevation and elasticity. It departs from an imagined therefore invisible point that constantly inflates until it invades the whole space. In German, “punkt” can both mean a point and a full stop. While imagining the smallest space, a point, a non-space, one wonders about its limits and its potential of expansion. Puncture? Explosion? Retraction? Disappearance? Magic?

After ICE (2020), a solo piece with ropes, closely linked to the story of the failures of the Antarctic explorers of the early XXth century, Temiz continues her research on history of discovery. PUNKT follows the footsteps of the first people who travelled on air by balloons and on the first sky-based-photography taken by Nadar. By tuning in with their own sensations within the changing landscapes of heights, three performers begin their own narratives of discovery of height and expansion.

performances

30/09/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE

01/10/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE

02/10/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE

03/10/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE

04/10/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE

05/10/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE

06/10/2022 – KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels, BE