Some Use For Your Broken Clay Pots (2013)
Christophe Meierhans (performance)
Science fiction speculates on possible futures by focusing on the adventures of one individual within an imagined civilisation. Some Use For Your Broken Clay Pots, on the other hand, provides us with the code that rules the imagined society. It turns the vision of the future on its head, leaving it up to us to picture what our individual lives would be like under a different set of conditions. Developed in collaboration with experts from various Belgian universities, Swiss composer, performer and multimedia artist Christophe Meierhans’s theatre piece writes the constitution for a democratic state that does not exist yet.
About Christophe Meierhans
Christophe Meierhans (*1977, Geneva, Switzerland) is a multi-disciplinary artist active in different art-fields and scenes. Trained as composer, his work comprises performances, public art interventions, video and media installations, short films, publications and musical compositions. Meierhans work has been presented in theatres, art centres, concert halls, museums and festivals across Europe. He is a founding member of the audio-performance duo TAPE THAT and was a co-founder of the Brussels-based performance collective C&H with which he has collaborated in numerous projects between 2000 and 2012, among which the year-long urban intervention project Postcards from the Future in Brussels.
In 2012 he has co-curated Cantus Firmus, an group exhibition based on the video intallation You take the words right out of my mouth at the W139 arts center, in Amsterdam. His short film Up North Right East Down South Left West has been selected for screening at the 31 st Uppsala International Shortfilmfestival as well as for the ExDox festival, Cologne.