THE PARLIAMENT OF THINGS
Parlement van de dingen
What would things say if they would have a voice?
What would objects say if they had voices? What does a pencil feel? What is it like to be air? What are the stones thinking as we walk across them? In the Parlement van de Dingen (The parliament of things) we try to give a voice to things.
Taking their inspiration from conversation techniques and rituals from all over the world Building Conversation has been steadily compiling a repertoire of conversations with participants from across Europe.
In the summer of 2016 Building Conversation developed the Parlement van de Dingen, a conversational form based on the work of the French sociologist and philosopher Bruno Latour. Now they have joined forces with Theater Artemis and Theaterfestival Boulevard to set up a cross-generational edition, challenging parents and children to take the perspective of an object. Afterwards there will be a picnic. With cake.
Genre: meeting (Dutch spoken)
Location: Josephkwartier, Artemis studio, Den Bosch
Conversation leader: Jetse Batelaan*, Lotte van de Berg or Daan ‘t Sas
6*,7* & 9, 10*, 11, 12, 13 August, 14:00 (180 min.)