The company was first introduced to Istanbul in 2009, when the Platform 0090 invited Abattoir Fermé to perform a memorable series of their performance MYTHOBARBITAL at Garaj Istanbul.
During their stay the company was introduced to performer/dancer Çağlar Yiğitoğulları. In collaboration with Platform 0090 Çağlar Yiğitoğulları was invited to work from March till May 2013 in Mechelen (B) in the newest production of Abattoir Fermé, GHOST.
GHOST will also be presented by Platform 0090 in Istanbul.
A trip way down South is like watching ghosts that pop- up from the swamps A thick green soup from which impossible creatures appear and disappear a toxic gumbo in which hunches and stories seem to hide. snapshots of “good ol' boys, southern belles, swamp people and voodoo queens”
The inspiration for this new creation comes from impressions and snaphots from a road trip to Georgia, Louisiana en Missisippi. No pure fiction, but rather raw documentary material filtered throught the mystifying lens of Stef Lernous and co. GHOST promises to be a long visual trip alongside wandering spirits and mysterious extracts from conversations, straight to the heart of the memory that hides in the deep south of the United States.
director Stef Lernous actors Kirsten Pieters, Tine Van den Wyngaert, Chiel van Berkel, Çağlar Yiğitoğullar music Kreng light and scenography Stef Lernous, Sven Van Kuijk production Abattoir Fermé coproduction Platform 0090, NONA, Vooruit