buren. Spare Time Work

Buren, Spare Time Work, 2021
Buren, Spare Time Work, 2021

Can you spend spare time? When is one a big spender? How do you spend spare time? How do you spend your spare time? Do you like to play? Sports? Do you work? Out? Do you go to the gym? I’m pretty sure I saw you there...

In SPARE TIME WORK we musically approach thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. We explore class and growth with the help of characters like Adult Hood and Young, Cleaner, Grown Woman and Office Worker. Drenched in different colour spheres we investigate a variety of (power)relations, economical desires and social realities. All while being surrounded by the inner and outer voices of (personal) histories and radio, internet and television. In what way is our ‘day and age’ telling us what to be, where to stand and what to do? Who is carrying the dogma, codes, laws and what systems are at work?

It is a pleasure to perform with musician-masseur-food connaisseur Benne Bennici aka Benne Dousselaere aka Lil Kimchi, to get to know the wonderful light magician Vera Martins and her sharp vision, to be cared for by production fairy Famke Dhont and to look at ourselves through the multiple eyes of Charlotte Vanden Eynde.

21.09 & 22.09 // SPARE TIME WORK // de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
25.10 // SPARE TIME WORK // Kaap, Magdalenazaal, Brugge (BE)

Concept & Performance: buren — (Oshin Albrecht & Melissa Mabesoone)
Music and Sound: buren & Benne Dousselaere
Light design: Vera Martins
Set design: buren, Kato Six
External eye: Charlotte Vanden Eynde
Costumes: buren & Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes
Production manager: Famke Dhont
Produced by: buren & workspacebrussels

Co-production: PLAYGROUND (STUK & Museum M), workspacebrussels, BUDA, Art Centre Vooruit, KAAP, de Brakke Grond, Kaaitheater, de T H E A T E R M A K E R

Supported by: the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission, and apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Special thanks to our 2020 team Eva Dermul, Hannah De Meyer, Marthe Thys