Unfolding an Archive
Choreography and performance Zoë Demoustier
Live sound Willem Lenaerts
Sound concept Willem Lenaerts & Rint Mennes
Light design Harry Cole
Light and technical support Pieter Kint
Interview & editing Yelena Schmitz
Design & Costume Annemie Boonen
Research Annemie Boonen & Willem Lenaerts
Dramaturgy Elowise Vandenbroecke
Coaching Danielle van Vree
Video and sound archive Daniel Demoustier
With the support of the City of Leuven, 30CC, Platform In De Maak
Residences STUK, Ultima Vez, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Voetvolk Atelier Rubigny
Thanks to Shila Anaraki, Oihana Azpillaga, Jonas Beerts, Anna Bentivegna, Stijn De Cauwer, Elliot Dehaspe, Dirk De Lathauwer, Lahja Demoustier, Misha Demoustier, Hannes Dereere, Josine De Roover, Pieter Desmet, Klaas De Somer, Willem Malfliet, Hildegard De Vuyst, Silke Huysmans, Karen Joosten, Koen Theys, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Gerlinde Van Puymbroeck, Veerle Van Schoelant, Niek Vanoosterweyck, Bart Vanvoorden, Remo Verdickt, Cas-co Leuven, Dag van de Dans, Danstuin.
In Unfolding an Archive, Zoë Demoustier unfolds an image archive of 20 years of war reporting. The man behind the camera is her father Daniel Demoustier. The search for a relationship to the imagery of world events with which she grew up is like a movement from far and near. In an attempt at a reconstruction, she brings the archive to life. She dismantles the mechanisms hidden behind the archive images. Gradually, a choreography of poses and gestures is created in a broken timeline of physical memories.