Peeping Tom (Belgium)
Photo: Oleg Degtiarov

Peeping Tom-Kind (Child)

In Kind, we enter a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic. We find ourselves in a somber forest at the foot of menacing cliffs, a world that precedes good and evil, in which no limits have been set yet. With infantile tics and gestures, a girl who is far too large riding a bike that is far too small for her leads us into her universe on the fraying borders of the unconscious. A state where the earth speaks, where children grow on trees, and where strange events spark curiosity rather than alarming anyone.

After Vader (2014) and Moeder (2016), Kind is the third part of Peeping Tom’s family trilogy that explores the themes or memory, recollections, and the tragic search for links. In
Kind, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier explore the sources of psychosis from the point of view of the child. The piece delves into themes such as violence, the paradox between the real and the fake, the other, trauma, all from the question on identity. To a large extent, the environment we grow up in and the people who surround us determine the person we become. The same holds in Kind. The child reflects her environment, but she also resists it – precisely in order to be able to establish her own identity. In this duality, Kind questions the perverse aspects of identity formation.

Gabriela Carrizo (I/AR) and Franck Chartier (F) founded Peeping Tom in 2000. Together they created a first location project that took place in a trailer home, Caravana (1999), with would-be long-time collaborator Eurudike De Beul, followed by the film Une vie inutile (2000).

Peeping Tom’s hallmark is a hyperrealistic aesthetic anchored to a concrete set: a garden, a living room and a basement in the first trilogy (Le Jardin , 2002; Le Salon , 2004; and Le Sous Sol , 2007), two trailer homes in a snow-covered landscape in 32 rue Vandenbranden (2009), or a burned theatre in A Louer (2011). In these, the directors create an unstable universe that defies the logic of time and space. Isolation leads to an unconscious world of nightmares, fears and desires, which the creators deftly use to shed light on the dark side of a character or a community. The huis clos of family situations remains for Peeping Tom a major source of creativity. 

Duration 90 min. no interval.

Age recommendation 15+ yrs.

Concept and direction: Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier
Creation and performance: Eurudike De Beul, Maria Carolina Vieira, Marie Gyselbrecht, Brandon Lagaert, Hun-Mok Jung, Yi-Chun Liu
Artistic assistance: Lulu Tikovsky
Sound composition and arrangements: Raphaëlle Latini, Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Renaud crols, Annalena Frölich, Fhun Gao, Peeping Tom
Sound mixing: Yannick Willockx, Peeping Tom
Light design: Amber Vandenhoeck, Sinan Poffyn (intern), Peeping Tom
Costumes: Lulu Tikovsky, Yi-chun Liu, Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Peeping Tom
Set design: Justine Bougerol, Peeping Tom
Construction set: KVS-atelier, Flora Facto, Peeping Tom
Props: Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Silvio Palomo (intern)
Technical direction: Filip Timmerman
Light engineer: Hadrien Lefaure
Sound engineer: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson
Production: Peeping Tom

Production partners: KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussels), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya/Grec Festival de Barcelona, Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)

Co-production: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, deSingel (Antwerp), Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d'Ascq), Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de la Ville Paris/Maison des Arts de Créteil (Paris), Gessnerallee Zurich, Julidans Amsterdam, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Le Manège (Maubeuge)

Sales: Frans Brood Productions

Kind is being created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government

Peeping Tom wishes to thank: Heloïse da Costa, Theater FroeFroe, Institut del Teatre, Jan Daems, Leen Mertens, Uma Victoria Chartier, Ina Peeters and all extras: Farners, Eva, Elmo, Vera, Roger, Raisa, Mercè, Xefo, Amadeo, Rita, Gloria, Ariadne, Jonah, Sille, Leandro, Flo, Grace, Luke, Lucie, Cyril, Jill, Jan, An, Octavia, Germaine

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