"His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing in from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such a violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress."
From: 'Angelus Novus' by Walter Benjamin
Concept, direction and sound: Kris Verdonck
Dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater)
With: Gemma Higginbottham
Camera: Vincent Pinckaers
Production: Margarita production for stilllab vzw
Coproduction: Les Brigittines