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Fed by personal experience, Kinga Jaczewska became fascinated by the literal and figurative meaning of grey within the Western context. She grew interested in the defaults of grey within capitalistic culture, various poetics which come with it as well as its relationship and dependence on expression and colour which she explored in her earlier works such as Grey, Time It Takes or Gabriel. This time, with BRUT, Jaczewska dares to start from more personal and therefore more literal starting point then previously – Brutalism. Brutalism as an architectural genre but also as a social system and ideology that it once represented and which contrasts with the questionable glare of today’s capitalism.  

With focus on functionality, intentional simplicity and radical approach to form and minimalist constructions, BRUT explores the relations between the individual and the collective, between expressionism and béton brut, between constraint and freedom. Jaczewska shows us that grey has immense depth and in its abstract matter demonstrates the richness of the ‘in-between’, silent, overlooked. While refusing to represent and by calling the ordinary to take a centre stage, she aims to question her own understanding of the spectacular.  

BRUT trailer  


Concept and choreography: Kinga Jaczewska / Performers: Anne-Lene Nöldner, Maisie Woodford, Kinga Jaczewska / Sound: Raphael Malfliet  / Light design/scenography: Allicht (Emily Poelmans, Sander Salden) / Dramaturgy: Kasia Torz / Visual direction and costumes Eleni Ellada Damianou / Graphic design: Оlesia Bachynska 


Partners: kunstcentrum Nona, Mechelen, KAAP, workspace brussels, WpZimmer, C-TAKT, CC Corso. With thanks to Kunst/Werk and Extra City Kunsthal;

Met de steun van de Vlaamse Overheid.

Premiere day - 28/29 March 2024

upcoming dates:

28/9/2024 - c o r s o -Antwerpen

13/12/2024 - December Dans - Brugge

review (NL) : etcetera by Natalie Gielen

details and premiere info :

photos by Wannes Cre

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