scenic images © joery erna
A man lives in the city.
He sits, he lies, he stands, he calls.
He thinks, he talks, he imagines.
He is restless.
TOM brings an intimate portrait of a man in a city, and is an ode to the art of looking.
The performance stimulates the viewer to let go of his rational view and his own structured life and viewing codes. In this crossover, theater, visual art and sound blend into and reinforce each other.
TOM shows the intimacy and intensity of two male bodies in refined and seemingly simple imagery.
Luuk Weers, Karel Tuytschaever - Bodies
Karel Tuytschaever - Text and direction
Diederik De Cock - Sound design
Maaike Schuurmans - Dramaturgy
Lies Van Loock - Scenography
Jack Davey - Sculptural work
Chris Snik - Costume design and execution
Joery Erna - Photographer & image and light advice
Nienke Reehorst - Movement advice
Ariane Van Vliet - Text advice
Koen De Smet - English translation performance text
With the financial support of the Flemish government
The performance premiered on 9 May, 2018 at Zuidpool, Antwerp.