Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk



Performance, music
Duration: 1h30
English spoken, Dutch and French surtitles


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 buren musically approaches thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. They 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 they 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?

Aftertalk at 22:00 in Budascoop (EN)

Stroboscopic effects are used in this performance.

With the support of apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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buren is the collective of Oshin Albrecht and Melissa Mabesoone. Via performance, video, text, photography and installation they navigate through ideas about community, domesticity, gender, (art) history and neoliberal fantasies. For them the stage is a critical playground, a surface on which they continuously (re)play.

Play dates

  • buren: Spare Time Work
  • buren: Spare Time Work
  • buren: Spare Time Work

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 Van den 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

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