A Two Dogs Company


28.04.17 06.05.17
15.03.16 17.03.16
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23.06.11 26.06.11
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Festival VIA


26.02.11 27.02.11
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10.09.10 12.09.10
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  • “’Alas’, said the mouse, ‘the world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid. I kept running and running, and I was glad when at last I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into.’ – ‘You only need to change your direction’, said the cat, and ate it up.”
    From: A Little Fabel by Franz Kafka



    MOUSE is a video projection that shows – enormously magnified and in extreme slow-motion – a mouse walking into a trap. The trap closes, the iron breaks the small body, the mouse dies. Because of the magnification of sound and movement the video becomes a mini-opera.

    The images were filmed with a super slow motion camera (10,000 frames per second). This technique exposes us to another reality, analytical and "subjective". In MOUSE, the technique forces us to live more lucidly and more slowly a state of emergency. The "subjective" experience turns into a nightmare.

    MOUSE is also part of the 'circuit performance' K, a Society (2010) and IN VOID (2016).

    Hendrik De Smedt


Concept & direction: Kris Verdonck
Dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater)
Camera and editing: Vincent Pinckaers
Sound design: Thomas Turine
Light design: Luc Schaltin (Kaaitheater)
Technical coordination: Colin Legras / Luc Schaltin (Kaaitheater)
Construction: Sylvain Spinoit
Image processing: Massimiliano Simbula
Multimedia programmation: Felix Luque
Production: A Two Dogs Company
Production manager: Hendrik De Smedt
Administrator: Han De Meulemeester
Coproduction: Theater der Welt 2010 (DE), Transdigital (Interreg),  Kunstencentrum Vooruit (BE), Productiehuis Rotterdam / Rotterdamse Schouwburg (NL), Kaaitheater (BE)
In partnership with: Schauspiel Essen (DE), Le manège.mons (BE) and Technocité (BE) in the frame of Transdigital
With the support of: the Flemish authorities, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), the Brussels Capital Region
No animals were harmed during the creation of this production