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SPARE TIME WORK. performance, 2021

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?

Concept and performance: buren (Melissa Mabesoone & Oshin Albrecht) — Light: Vera Martins — Music & sound: buren & Benjamin Dousselaere — Set design: buren & Kato Six — External eye: Charlotte Van den Eynde — Costumes: Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes — Production manager: Famke Dhont — Produced by: buren & workspacebrussels — Co-production: PLAYGROUND (STUK&Museum M), workspacebrussels, Vooruit, KAAP, de Brakke Grond, Kaaitheater, BUDA, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r — Supported by: de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.s — Thanks to: LOD, Eva Dermul & Hannah Demeyer


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