Some Use for your broken Clay Pots
by Christophe Meierhans
Guest Production by Hiros (Belgium)
Which forms of participation and co-determination are adequate to our politically apathetic western democracies? For »Some Use for your broken Clay Pots« Swiss performer Christophe Meierhans has, together with constitutional experts and political scientists, intensi vely researched, discussed and, using the classical Greek method of ostracism as a starting point, designed a new constitution in 350 articles which fills terms like democracy, participation and co-deter mination with new meaning. In a lecture-performance he develops an astonishing political fiction, addresses the audience’s questions and gives the impetus from the stage to rethink democracy.
Christophe Meierhans (*1977, Geneva) lives in Belgium and works as a performance artist, composer and video designer. He is a founding member of the performance groups C&H (2000) and TAPE THAT (2002). His past projects include e.g. the short film »Up North Right East Down South Left West« from 2012.
Concept, Realisation and Performance: Christophe Meierhans
Set Design: Sofie Durnez
Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle
Conceptual Advice: Rudi Laermans
Advising Team: Anne-Emmanuelle Bourgaux, Rudi Laermans, Jean-Benoît Pilet, Dave Sinardet
Constitutional Jurist: Anne-Emmanuelle Bourgaux
Co-production with Kaaitheater(Brussels), Workspace Brussels, Vooruit Arts Centre (Ghent), Teatro Maria Matos(Lisbon), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels). Supported by the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie und Government of Flanders.