Hamlet’s Lunacy

This installation by Crew and Platform 0090 takes you to the heart of Hamlet’s conflict. The year is 1600. The tipping point. The realisation that the earth is not the centre of the universe chases humanity from its comfortable position. New inventions light the anchors on long-held certainties. They throw politics off balance and cause a cultural transformation.

 

What does it mean to live in a world which has changed so fundamentally? Who and what should we believe in a world where lies go viral in a matter of seconds? Just like in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, doing nothing is also taking a stand. Do you draw your weapons, or wait it out? 

Hamlet's Lunacy puts the viewer in the virtual, curated world of Hamlet. Using manipulated 3D-scans, computer graphics and live enactments, this performance dismantles the historical background of Shakespeare’s classic.

 

CREW is an experimental collective from Brussels who are pioneers of immersive live-art, giving centre stage to the interaction between the body and technology. 

 

Platform 0090 is a sustainable international platform – a workplace and turntable for investigation, creation, residence, production and presentation of transdisciplinary arts, with regard for spaces in-between and hybridity. 

 

concept CREW Directors Eric Joris, Mesut Arslan, Keez Duyves play Jerry Killick dramaturgy & research Chiel Kattenbelt (Universiteit Utrecht), Robin Nelson (Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London), Aneta Mancewicz (University of Birmingham), Mia Vaerman (R.I.T.C.S), Karel Vanhaesebroeck (U.L.B.) director recordings 'Hands-On Hamlet' Eric Joris, Marijn Alexander De Jong actors recordings 'Hands-On Hamlet' Nadia Babke, Thomas Dudkiewicz, Robin Nelson, Paulette Smit, Jesse Van Der Heijden, Bram Van Der Kelen, Koen Van Kaam technical developpement Keez Duyves, Koen Goossens 3d design Emmanuel Tomozei, Eric Joris, Joachim Bouvie 

 

production CREW, Platform 0090 coproduction KVS thanks to Joris Weijdom (HKU), Luc Vanackere (Kasteel van Gaasbeek), Sofie Revet, Jesse Van Der Heijden