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Can you spend spare time? When is one a big spender? How do you spend spare time? How do you spend your spare time? Do you like to play? Sports? Do you work? Out? Do you go to the gym? I’m pretty sure I saw you there...    
In SPARE TIME WORK buren musically approaches thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. They explore class and growth with the help of characters like Adult Hood and Young, Cleaner, Grown Woman and Office Worker. Drenched in different colour spheres they investigate a variety of (power)relations, economical desires and social realities. All while being surrounded by the inner and outer voices of (personal) histories and radio, internet and television. In what way is our ‘day and age’ telling us what to be, where to stand and what to do? Who is carrying the dogma, codes, laws and what systems are at work? 

buren is the collective of Oshin Albrecht and Melissa Mabesoone. Via  performance, video, text, photography and installation they navigate through ideas about community, domesticity, gender, (art) history and neoliberal fantasies. For them the stage is a critical playground, a surface on which they continuously (re)play.

Aftertalk at 22:00 in Budascoop (EN)

With the support of apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

CONCEPT & PERFORMANCE buren (Oshin Albrecht & Melissa Mabesoone) / LIGHT Vera Martins / MUSIC AND SOUND buren & Benne Dousselaere / SET DESIGN buren & Kato Six / EXTERNAL EYE Charlotte Van den Eynde / COSTUMES buren & Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes / PRODUCTION MANAGER Famke Dhont / PRODUCED BY Buren & workspacebrussels / CO-PRODUCTION Playground (STUK & Museum M), Workspacebrussels, Art Centre Vooruit,  KAAP, de Brakke Grond, Kaaitheater, BUDA, de T H E A T E R M A K E R / SUPPORTED BY the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission, and apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-founded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Special thanks to the 2020 team Eva Dermul, Hannah De Meyer, Marthe Thys

Duration: 90 min

Location: Kortrijk - Budascoop