you are here was a collaboration between Heine R. Avdal, Christoph De Boeck and Yukiko Shinozaki. A theatre space contains all imaginable possibilities. Some have been executed in the past, some will happen in the future and some will only exist as an idea or a concept, never to come to life. How can we store all these possibilities?
The creators gave it a try by comparing the theatre space to an archive. An archive functions as a place where concepts, knowledge and remains of other worlds and times are being saveguarded. It is our memory in a nutshell. you are here refers to your actual physical location in the theatre. It places you in possible worlds ready to unfold before your eyes.
concept and direction: Heine R. Avdal, Christoph De Boeck, Yukiko Shinozaki / performed and created by: Heine R. Avdal, Mette Edvardsen / sound: Christoph De Boeck / light design and technical direction: Hans Meijer / sound engineer & electronics: Fabrice Moinet / photo and video: Heine R. Avdal / scenography and design of archive boxes: Heine R. Avdal, Christoph De Boeck, Yukiko Shinozaki
production: Luea Ritter / production assistant: Tomoko Tsuchihashi / co-production: Vooruit, Gent; STUK, Leuven; Netwerk, Aalst; Buda, Kortrijk / in collaboration with: Nettverk for scenekunst (Black Box, Oslo; BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen; Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim) / special thanks to: Marijn Van Gils, Patricia Portela, Tom Bonte, Mioko Yoshiwara, Stef Franck, Els van Riel, Leo / with the support of the Flemish Community, Norsk Kulturrad, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere
world premiere: May 22 2008 at Kunstencentrum Vooruit - Gent, Belgium.