A mold refers to two very different things: it is a type of fungus but is also a hollow container to cast a specific form or pattern. As a fungus it functions as a mycelial network that grows in ways that seem ungovernable: connecting, colonising, infecting, digesting, fruiting and producing spores. As a pattern it is a matrix, a form that shapes malleable matters. MOLD wants to stage the conflict between spontaneous proliferation and casting, between two different logics in the same body.
Drawing from a variety of practices -mycology, fashion, fermentation, dance and sculpture- MOLD approaches the theatre machine as a multiplicity of bodies. We want MOLD not only to be a performance but also a farm. An environment where dance, objects, audience, light, music, scents and costumes interact as living cultures. A garden dedicated to cultivating, abandoning, inoculating, braiding, duplicating, sprouting, warming up and letting rot.
10 June 2022 BUDA Kortrijk PREMIERE
10+11 August 22. FAR° Nyon
10 September 2022 Serralves Porto "Museum as performance"
21 +22 October 2022 KAAITHEATER/BRONKX Brussels
Concept and direction: Sara Manente Performance: Marcos Simoes, Gitte Hendrikx, Sara Manente Music: Christophe Albertijn Light: Estelle Gautier
Scent and costumes: Sofie Durnez Mycelium: Deborah Robbiano Dramaturgical advice: Jaime Llopis Artistic advice: Edurne Rubio Trailer: Luca Mattei
Production: Hiros Co-production: C-Takt, WpZimmer, Kaaitheater, Kunstencentrum BUDA, WIELS, Far° Festival
With the support of: de Vlaamse Overheid Thanks to: Kunst/Werk, Xing, Bart Van den Eynde, Simon Charlier, Günbike Erdemir
Au far°, à Nyon, la poésie des corps emmêlés Version abrégée d'un article par Marie-Pierre Genecand (FR) dans Le Temps, 11.08.2022
MOLD, Sara Manente Propos recueillis par Wilson Le Personnic (FR) 09/08/2022 maculture.fr
Voorbij de mens als maat der dingen by Jasper Delva (NL) in Etcetera, 28.06.2022
Beyond man as the measure of things (EN translation) by Jasper Delva in Etcetera, 28.06.2022