In residentie: Thomas Ryckewaert

In Chaos – making sense of an ending, biologist and actor Thomas Ryckewaert tries to make sense of the events of recent years: the sudden death of his father, the lockdown, ecological disasters and growing defeatism. Supported by mathematics, ecology, science fiction, diary fragments and Playstation games, Thomas battles his demons.

In Chaos, the boundaries between the intimate and the global, between the inner and outer world, between reality and madness become blurred. Can scientific models provide relief on a confusing and unpredictable planet? Can you mourn a loved one and the end of the world at the same time? Is there poetry in theory? And what about theatre?