Sébastien Hendrickx works as a dramaturge for Benjamin Verdonck, Thomas Bellinck, Luanda Casella and Alexander Vantournhout, among others. As an art critic he writes for Etcetera and De Witte Raaf. He has been making performances himself for several years now. After his debut The Good Life (2021), he now makes Mud Tongue.
He is the initiator of www.hetburgerparlement.be, a campaign on democratic renewal in times of ecological change. He teaches at the drama program of KASK/School of Arts. That school also supports his artistic research into ‘cosmograms’ (2021-2024).
Moddertong is narrative theater in Flemish, interspersed with a few other languages. The performance evokes the everyday life of a community in the near future. Under the sun, animals, plants, people and man-made things enter into all kinds of bonds with each other.
Sébastien Hendrickx has been working on this performance for several years under the title Moddertong, which relates to the concepts of ‘mother’, ‘language’ and ‘earth’. Under the influence of continuous research and constantly changing circumstances, the work will continue to take on different forms. Moddertong will therefore not have a ‘premiere’ and then go on a ‘tour’; every new performance moment is a full-fledged performance.