Audit Beursschouwburg, 2019, Brussels, BE
This project is supported by CAVEAT* and the Beursschouwburg.
*CAVEAT is an artistic research on the ecology of artistic practice initiated by Jubilee, platform for artistic research and production.
" CAVEAT introduced Joséphine Kaeppelin to Beursschouwburg, a multidisciplinary arts center in the heart of Brussels. It is a space for theatrical productions, performances, films, concerts, exhibitions, debates, lectures, parties, and boasts the ‘Beurscafé’. Beursschouwburg is renowned as an institution which provides a platform for young and innovative artists. Kaeppelin is currently working on developing an audit at Beursschouwburg addressing employees from all departments of the institution.
Kaeppelin's practice critically mimics the style of a private freelance consultant in order to engage with each of the institution’s team members. Kaeppelin creates specific tools (questionnaires, conversations and writing games) for the singular context where each audit takes place. Kaeppelin’s main material is language: she creates “language games” using spoken or written language that aim at giving a voice to every employee while revealing specific ways of operating through daily work routines. At the same time, those participative actions try to reconfigure and displace that language – with the objective that it will introduce at least a suspension, or even a reconfiguration, of those working routines. "
conversation game: wat-what-do-hoe-how
(for 3 players A, B and C - duration: 30-45 min)