SATURN III

SATURN III - VITROLLES (FR) © 2013 KVW (Photo: M De Vrieze)
SATURN III - ISTRES (FR) © 2013 KVW (Photo: M De Vrieze)
SATURN III - ISTRES (FR) © 2013 KVW (Photo: M De Vrieze)
SATURN III - OSTEND (BE) © 2014 KVW (Photo: M De Vrieze)
SATURN III - HALDEN (NO) © 2015 KVW (Photo: M De Vrieze)
SATURN III - HALDEN (NO) © 2015 KVW (Photo: M De Vrieze)

installation / performance

‘They are like so many cages, so many small theatres, in which each actor is alone, perfectly individualized and constantly visible.’ (Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punishment)

SATURN III is a performance/installation in Karl van Welden’s SATURN-series, focusing on themes such as distance, intimacy, infinity, control and power in relation to the contemporary landscape. The site-specific project SATURN III - townscape explores the shaping powers of the transitional area between natural landscape and cityscape, where cultivated nature and scattered housing determine each other.

A circle of monolithically shaped observation points stands in a landscape or on a high building. A panoptical setup which offers a view on its wide surroundings. As a spectator you take place in each observational post individually, zooming in on details in the natural panorama. The lens guides your gaze to the intimacy of isolated figures in the distance. In an atmosphere of melancholy and vague menace they attempt to inscribe themselves in world and time though small gestures.

The rural landscape as a mediator between human-size actions and cosmic dimensions. Visitors determine their own time; the performers keep on playing without interruption.

HALDEN (NO)
ØSTFOLD KULTURUTVIKLING | 10-13 JUNE 2015
Concept | Direction | Sound: Karl Van Welden - Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle - Performers: Fernanda Branco | Stefaan Claeys | Sarah Eisa | Kinga Jaczewska | Kevin Trappeniers | Zoltán Vakulya - Sound: Yannick Franck - Assistance | Photography | Technical coordination: Maarten De Vrieze - Technical advice: Vincent Malstaf - Production: wpZimmer & Verenigde Planeten | United Planets vzw - Coproduction: Oerol (NL) | Vooruit (BE) - Supported by: PACT Zollverein (DE) | The City of Ghent | The Flemish Government

OOSTENDE (BE)
EXPEDITIE DANSAND! | 5-6 JULY 2014
Concept | Direction | Sound: Karl Van Welden - Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle - Performers: Stefaan Claeys | Sarah Eisa | Rob Fordeyn | Siet Raeymaekers | Kevin Trappeniers | Fran Verstegen - Sound: Yannick Franck - Assistance | Photography | Technical coordination: Maarten De Vrieze - Technical advice: Vincent Malstaf - Production: wpZimmer & Verenigde Planeten | United Planets vzw - Coproduction: Oerol (NL) | Vooruit (BE) - Supported by: PACT Zollverein (DE) | The City of Ghent | The Flemish Government

ISTRES (FR)
MARSEILLE PROVENCE 2013 | 28-30 JUNE 2013
Concept | Direction | Sound: Karl Van Welden - Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle - Performers: Stefaan Claeys | Sarah Eisa | Michael Helland | Siet Raeymaekers | Kevin Trappeniers | Fran Verstegen - Sound: Yannick Franck - Technical coordination | Construction: Vincent Malstaf - Assistance | Photography: Maarten De Vrieze - International promotion: Fanny Bordier - Production: wpZimmer & Verenigde Planeten | United Planets vzw - Coproduction: Oerol (NL) | Vooruit (BE) - Supported by: PACT Zollverein (DE) | The City of Ghent | The Flemish Government

VITROLLES (FR) | Plateau de Valbacol
MARSEILLE PROVENCE 2013 | 24-26 MAY 2013
Concept | Direction | Sound: Karl Van Welden - Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle - Performers: Stefaan Claeys | Sarah Eisa | Michael Helland | Siet Raeymaekers | Kevin Trappeniers | Fran Verstegen - Sound: Yannick Franck - Technical coordination | Construction: Vincent Malstaf - Assistance | Photography: Maarten De Vrieze - International promotion: Fanny Bordier - Production: wpZimmer & Verenigde Planeten | United Planets vzw - Coproduction: Oerol (NL) | Vooruit (BE) - Supported by: PACT Zollverein (DE) | The City of Ghent | The Flemish Government