Playfield is a young theatre collective that explores the tension between actor and spectator. From the first invitation to participate, the unscripted dialogue between the audience and the actors, as well as the collective experience, is important for spectators’ perception. Therefore, the success of a performance is not only in the hands of its creators, spectators are equally responsible in this matter. The necessity of the work lies in the increasing decline of physical social contact due to the possibilities digitalisation offers us today.Playfield. explores this tension by placing the spectator at the centre of a design that combines scenography and art. The artistic core consists of Tim De Paepe, Marthe Schneider and Lana Schneider.
Photo: Michiel Devijver
In this installation, a series of encounters with a stranger make you think about intimacy, personal space and privacy in relation to the use of digital communication tools. An experience that stays with us and reflects very directly on our daily actions.