The mobility supported a confirmed 15-day residency for artist Joshua Rutter at kunstencentrum BUDA in Kortrijk (BE) to develop a piece of work. The working title was “Das Kreidekino”, or “the chalk cinema”. Das Kreidekino is a minimalist choreographic performance. The premise for the show is a kind of live animation done by repeatedly drawing images with chalk and then rubbing them out again. Rutter imagined a performance touching on multiple disciplines: live drawing, choreography, cinema, animation and sonic practices.
I met new Brussels-based artists on the residency, and began to build an online presence for the project through the Buda website and Instagram. I also received some advice from visiting artists about theatres and festivals that might be a good context for the work I’m making.