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How to imagine a world in more than 6000 years?

Four numbers, to form a single question: 8 1 0 2?
Don’t expect any kind of answers. All that you will have is 

“an idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once the idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate.”

At the end of 2018, this project started with dozens of discarded agendas. Diaries that are normally used to organise, capture and control the time, where about to be thrown away. K&A proposed a mirror, a window: 8102. How to imagine a world in more than 6000 years?

Inviting people from different fields, ages & cultures K&A initiated a community of constructors that during one year filled/feeled these agendas: a poetic turbine to initiate an ever growing community. Now one year later, K&A roll up their sleeves to put their hands inside the noisy engine of this community and craft a performance.

This radiophonic live performance interogates a notebook llibrary lying bright open on a table. The voices of Karla Isidorou and Alexandra Bellon become a guide through the continuously transforming coordinates of more than 70 notebooks. Challenging the mind to mirror the year from 2018 to 8102, the audience dives into a collective imagination of a year in the ultra future.

Exit ticket: the irresistable lure of the unknown.


“We crafted a window: 8102. We let you a mirror. If we have to admit the frame is a window, you have to admit that the game is a mirror.”

Cast & Credits

Artistic direction, concept & performance: K&A (Karla Isidorou & Alexandra Bellon)
Music Composition: Alexandra Bellon with extracts of participants

About the Creative Team & the Constructors of 8102:
8102, is a growing project & community initiated by the artist duo K&A, formed by Karla Isidorou & Alexandra Bellon. Mixing their different backgrounds and their complex cultural roots they spread poetical & political concepts. In their work the single signature is killed, they work within an equal collective atmosphere. By de-sponging & de-stealing the world K&A extract the matiére premiére that will be distilled again. Out of continuous distillations wor(l)ds arise to invite/invade the public. Part of 8102 is a growing community of humans with different ages, cultures, professions and conceptions of the world. Each one of them works on their notebook to create a world in more than 6000 years: 8102. A few of them: Jade (2006/FR), Hildegard (1942/NL), Giorgos (1975/GR), Christian (1955/CH)

Thinking Partner Buffer Fringe 21-22:
Sofronis Sofroniou

Quotes of Participants
Previous Dates

In the Press

"Isidorou en Bellon nemen de rol van ‘gouddelver’ in. Ze lezen de notitieboekjes en structureren de ideeën die ze daarin tegenkomen. ‘In de voorstelling mixen we de verschillende boekjes en ideeën door elkaar. We zijn restaurateurs van verhalen die al bestaan. De voorstelling is als een live radiosegment waarvan wij de presentatoren zijn. We presenteren stukjes verhaal, interviewen deelnemers en luisteren naar interviews die we eerder opgenomen hebben. Aan het einde van de voorstelling kun je de boekjes bekijken en krijg je je eigen notitieboekje mee. De voorstelling is dan ook geen eindpunt van dit project, maar een beginpunt om de community nog verder te vergroten. We hopen dat de voorstelling een lucifer is, die de verbeelding ontvlamt waar je vervolgens een paar jaar aan kunt werken.’

"Είναι μέσω των συνόρων που μπορούμε να κατανοήσουμε τι εκτοπίζεται και τι όχι και με τη μετακίνησή τους μπορείς να δημιουργήσεις νέες μορφές μετατόπισης. Μας ενδιαφέρουν ιδιαίτερα αυτές οι νέες μορφές. Ο τρόπος που λειτουργεί το «8102» ως πρότζεκτ είναι ένα τέτοιο παράδειγμα. Προσκαλεί ανθρώπους να μετατοπιστούν στο 8102 και ταυτόχρονα μετατοπίζει τα όρια του τι μπορεί να είναι μια κοινότητα και τι χρειάζεται για να διαμορφωθεί. Η έννοια της μετατόπισης προϋποθέτει δύο στοιχεία: την κίνηση και τα σύνορα. Δεδομένου ότι ζούμε σ’ έναν κόσμο που προς το παρόν ορίζεται από επινοημένα σύνορα, είναι απαραίτητες και οι επινοημένες κινήσεις. Υπό αυτή την έννοια η φαντασία για εμάς συνδέεται άρρηκτα με την μετατόπιση." K&A

Interview for ICAF 2020 - International Community Arts festival
Quotes of Participants
Previous Dates
© Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2021/ Photographer: Sergio Vaccaro
Voices message of 8102 (podcast)

"On March 25, 2020, just after the lock-down, we decided together with the artist duo K&A (Karla Isidorou & Alexandra Bellon) to continue their programmed workshop online. Imagination is an important quality of the arts (think The war of the Worlds by H.G. Wells -1906- ,George Orwels 1984 from 1948, both written during times of crisis). Project 8102, which the artist duo K&A has been working on for some time, also appeals to that imagination. It asks people to come up with scenarios for the future. The situation around Covid-19 raises the question of what the world would look like after the lockdown. This gave the K&A project a new urgency and a new reason to look for stories of the future. An exercise in free thinking in times of lockdown, curated by K&A and Dennis Gaens (Radio ArtEZ)."


Concept: K&A (Karla Isidorou & Alexandra 

Featuring messages from: Alkis Barbas, Cecile Lassonde, Manolis Ladas, Christianne van Leest, Jibbe Willems, Lenn Cox, Loan Lobo de Miranda, Louise Knobil, Olívia Campelo, Simona Piras and Sophie Kern.

Edited by: K&A, Dennis Gaens and Joke Alkema.

A Collective Statement out of the Future
What if collective writing as well as curative writting could be a system to rethink, reimagine and broaden our social and linguistic understanding of the world? Words, sentences and paragraphs are inextricably linked to the way we understand and formulate the world. Social class, education, culture and style are just a few of the elements that can be represented in our way of expressing. When we are asked to curate a collective pool of voices and make them one, we let these elements dialogue. If a crowd is “smarter” than a single person, could a collective and or curated text not be a stronger, more inclusive and more complex way of voicing the world?


Concept & design: K&A (Karla Isidorou & Alexandra Bellon)

With the participation of:
Alkis Barbas, Cecile Lassonde, Manolis Ladas, Christianne van Leest, Jibbe Willems, Lenn Cox, Loan Lobo de Miranda, Louise Knobil, Olívia Campelo, Simona Piras, Sophie Kern

This message from the future is curated by K&A and Dennis Gaens in collaboration with ArtEZ Studium Generale & Joke Alkema

Upcoming Dates

January 2028
Jan 01
01 January 2028 20:00 - 21:00
Online, Netherlands

K&A take the auditors with them into a serie of extracts & interviews that zoom into the project 8102. This project started at the end of 2018, with hundreds of…

Past Dates

October 2021
Oct 08
08 October 2021
Fytorio, Niccosia, Cyprus
June 2020
Jun 02
02 June 2020
Artez Studium Generale, Arnhem, Netherlands
April 2020
Apr 22
22 April 2020
Radio Vostok, Geneve, Switzerland
Apr 04
04 April 2020
ICAF, International Community Arts Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands