‘Lecture For Every One’ is not a show. It is an intruder, a gift, a pleasant virus spreading through the complex fabric of the city. Like a friendly stranger, Sarah Vanhee enters community gatherings – a board of directors, a court hearing, a neighbourhood association – to give a brief lecture.
She infiltrates as many different contexts as possible, always asking the same question: how, in which language, is it possible to address all citizens collectively and individually in our fragmented society? And can it be done other than through rules and laws, political messages, mass media or advertising? In truth, does a shared frame of reference exist today? Moving ambitiously and widely around the city, ‘Lecture For Every One’ is an attempt to speak “freely”, in a gesture that combines the singular and the public.
Concept & text: Sarah Vanhee
Created in collaboration with: Juan Dominguez Rojo, Berno Odo Polzer, Dirk Pauwels & Kristien Van den Brande
Management host organisations & website: Edith Goddeeris / Marika Ingels / Linda Sepp Performance Dutch & English version: Sarah Vanhee
Performance French version: Mylène Lauzon
Production: CAMPO (Ghent)
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts & Frascati Producties (Amsterdam)
With the support of: STUK kunstencentrum (Leuven)
Thanks to: KC BUDA (Kortrijk)
Special thanks to everyone who helped us spread 'Lecture For Every One'
Artists: Sarah Van Hee