Four numbers, to form a single question: 8 1 0 2?
Don’t expect any kind of answers. All that you will have is
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.
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:
Quotes of Participants
Voices message of 8102 (podcast)
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
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
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…