Christophe Meierhans (b. 1977, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium), was trained as a composer at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the University of the Arts in Berlin, before he rapidly drifted towards performance and theatre. His work comprises performances, public art interventions, media installations, short films, publications, and music. It has been presented in many parts of Europe. Christophe is a founding member of the duo TAPE THAT and was a co-founder of the Brussels-based collective C&H. He is artist in residence at the Kaaitheatre in Brussels for the 2017-2022 period as well as associated artist to the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil, Paris.
Christophe Meierhans’ first productions — realized mostly with the C&H collective, were essentially dedicated to a deconstructing and reconstructing of the basic social mechanisms which turn a person into a spectator. (Bühnenstück, 2005, Konspiration, 2006) The collective then turned toward a practice of interventions in the public domain with “Postcards from the Future” (developed in different cities between 2007 and 2011 and culminated in 2010-2011 with a series of performances involving 9 different populations of the city of Brussels. Since 2013, Christophe develops a politically engaged and often participatory theatre, either on his own, as with the constitutional rewriting project Some use for your broken clay pots (touring since 2014 across Europe) or the anarchist cooking show Verein zur Aufhebung des Notwendigen — a hundred wars to world peace, or in collaboration with other artists such as Luigi Coppola, with Fondo Speculativo di Providenza, a monetary dispositive aiming at turning a festival audience into a political community, or Ant Hampton, with The Thing, an entirely automated 16 hour workshop-performance.
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