Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Tine Van Aerschot, Lois Lumonga Brochez, Mira Bryssinck, Aurelie Di Marino

De gemiddelde God

Tine Van Aerschot

De gemiddelde God
of het megalomaan minderwaardigheidscomplex

During the residency, Aurelie, Loic, Mira and Tine will continue to work on the creation of the show that will premiere on 21 January in Kaaistudio’s (Brussels). They get to work with text, scenery and technique.

Tine Van Aerschot’s new performance is a cross between a Catholic worship service, a political party conference, a Tupperware-evening and an occult celebration of the winter solstice. There is declaiming, closed jars are opened and closed again, and demons have free play. Language is manipulative, lies and secrets are mistaken for truth and common good. At any moment, everything can turn around and nothing is what it seems.

On stage are actresses Lois Lumonga Brochez, Aurelie Di Marino and Mira Brysinck – they play God, Devil and Narrator. The audience also takes on a role, that of the choir, the community, the people: everyone gets to sing and pray and incant. At the end, hopefully everyone knows even less than at the beginning.

Tine Van Aerschot, Lois Lumonga Brochez, Mira Bryssinck, Aurelie Di Marino

Tine Van Aerschotis a person with a sexual orientation, with a gender preference, with a colour, with an origin, with a cultural baggage, with a mental and a physical condition, with an age, with a voice among the voices, with an opinion among the opinions. She presents herself as an artist, theatre maker, teacher, feminist, thinker and human being. Today, she wants to help publicise thoughts and opinions that do not come naturally to her. She wants to search for voices that are not heard. It wants to help increase the resilience of those who need it.

Aurelie Di Marino graduated from KU Leuven in 2009 as a literary scholar and from the theatre directing department of Ritcs School of Arts in 2013. From 2014 to the present, Aurelie works with K.A.K. (Koekelbergse Alliantie van Knutselaars) on artistic occupations of vacant and public or semi-public spaces.
Besides making and/or playing in creations, Aurelie worked as a guest lecturer at RITCS School of Arts and coaches the Brussels youth of TransfoCollect, where various subcultures meet in the theatre.
Recently she produced/directed If There Weren’t Any Blacks You’d Have to Invent Them (Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek and detheatermaker) and Cerebriraptor (Theater Antigone).

Mira Bryssinck is a theatre maker and performer. Inspired by a teacher who was into amateur theatre, she started performing at the youth arts centre KOPERGIETERY at the age of ten. She graduated from the drama department of KASK Ghent in 2016. That same year, she made the performance Utopia in cooperation with meeting house Villa Voortman. In the past Mira has worked with Dounia Mahammed in USOTROOP (2013), Marijke Pinoy in Zalig de Onwankelbaren (2015), Loes Swaenepoel and Tim Taveirne in Ohne Intuïtion ist ein Mensch in der Dunkelheit (2016), among others. In the autumn of 2017, Mira featured in the TV series Tytgat Chocolat. Mira always looks for the tension between language and image within the human experience. She has a penchant for absurd theatre that connects and alienates in an ever-changing dynamic.

Lois Lumonga Brochez and Tine have already worked together for the performance Het betreft liefde.
Lois is also associated with Herman vzw, a collective she founded with four fellow students at the Antwerp Conservatoire.

In residence

06 Dec 2021 – 12 Dec 2021

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