END (2008) - A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck
In the performance END theatre maker and visual artist Kris Verdonck shows the possible final stages of a human society in 10 scenes.
END starts out from the images the media project onto our retinas all day and every day: melting glaciers, burning forests, cities under water, ubiquitous screens and cameras spying on us, the uncontrolled availability of weapons of mass destruction, and so on. The ten scenes are linked by a monologue spoken by a single character: the witness who sees it all happen. While this survivor - like the messenger in Greek tragedy - talks unceasingly, a series of ‘Figures' appears on stage: machines and people or a combination of the two. They go from one side of the stage to the other, all in the same direction. Are they fleeing something? If so, what?