Kris Verdonck, born 1974, studied visual arts, architecture and theatre and this training is evident in his work. His creations are positioned in the transit zone between visual arts and theatre, between installation and performance, between dance and architecture. As a theatre maker and visual artist, he can look back over a wide variety of projects. He directed theatre productions and produced various installations, such as “a.o. 5” (2003), “Catching Whales Is Easy” (2004) and “II” (2005). The first “STILLS” (2006), consisting of gigantic projections, were commissioned by La Notte Bianca in Rome. In November 2007 he created the theatrical installation “I/II/III/IIII”, while in May 2008 “END” premièred at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. Verdonck often presents combinations of different installations/performances as “VARIATIONS”. “VARIATION IV” was shown during the Festival d’Avignon in 2008. “K, a Society”, a circuit of installations and projections inspired by the work of Franz Kafka, premiered at Theater der Welt 2010, Germany. In 2012 Verdonck created “M, a reflection”: a theatre production based on the works of Heiner Müller with actor Johan Leysen and his digital double on stage. Currently, Kris Verdonck is working on the 3D video installation “ISOS”, which takes the world and characters from the apocalyptic science-fiction novels of J.G. Ballard as a starting point. Together with dancer Marc Iglesias, Kris Verdonck will also create a solo dance project, with a premiere in May/June 2014.
As of November 2013