Radio was one of the first means of communication able to combine immediacy and distance; for many, it has been an important companion during these months of isolation. Adeline Rosenstein’s artistic practice stems from long periods of investigation, hours of conversation that she then translates into text and theatrical endeavours for actors and for herself. Based in Brussels, she has presented her work internationally in recent years, with pieces including Décris-Ravage, on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Laboratoire Poison, on the theme of treason in resistance struggles. In the new format conceived especially for the festival, she is alone on stage for the first time. Seated at a table in front of the audience, she retraces an investigation into three contexts and generations of militancy, alternating her own voice with recordings of original dialogues. The theatre becomes a radio station from which sound is broadcast live for three days and three different episodes. Hence, the project delivers a double experience: on the one hand, it’s a piece of theatre for spectators; on the other, a radio show for listeners at home. Radio is not a voice detached from the body but a voice becoming a body and travelling in multiple forms. Inside the Halles de Schaerbeek, we can witness the magic together with those listening remotely.
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-Les Halles de Schaerbeek
Transmission Poison by Adeline Rosenstein | Realisation: Adeline Rosenstein, David Stampfli, Hanna El Fakir | Assistant & Voice-over : Marie Devroux | With: Lilica Boal, Jeanne Maddy, Anna Raisson | Editing, mixing: David Stampfli, Hanna El Fakir | Research & collaboration : Jean-Michel Chaumont, Crisanto Barros, Saphia Arezki, Anouschka Trocker | Translations: Zoé Craeye & Diogo Queiroga (Portuguese), Muriel Weiss (German) | Production: Maison Ravage | Commissioned by Kunstenfestivaldesarts in coproduction with Les Halles de Schaerbeek | Remerciements: T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers - Centre Dramatique National