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Theatre. Memory of Mankind

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Royal Flemish Theatre (box)
Quai aux Pierres de Taille 9 - 1000 Brussels
Thursday 23 May 2024 - Sunday 26 May 2024

From 23 to 26 May 2024 at the KVS.

Deep inside a salt mine in the Austrian Alps lies an archive created by ceramist Martin Kunze that he calls 'The Memory of Mankind'. Since 2012, he has crafted a collection of ceramic plates containing text and images to 'back up' human civilisation and preserve all existing knowledge about our modern times. 

In this theatre performance, the Swedish director Marcus Lindeen and the French dramaturge Marianne Ségol ingeniously interweave the tale of Martin Kunze with other true stories. Among them, we meet a man who suffers from a rare type of amnesia that wipes his memory clean, and a queer archaeologist who questions our relationship to history. Bringing the characters and audience together in the same space, the performance poses an existential question: why would it be better to remember than to forget?

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