After their acclaimed performances Mining Stories (Dublin Theatre Festival 2019) and Pleasant Island, Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere present the final part of their trilogy on mining. This time they focus on a completely new industry: deep sea mining. With resources on land becoming increasingly scarce and overexploited, mining companies turn towards the ocean.
Through a series of interviews and conversations, an intimate portrait of this new industry emerges. The piece is an attempt to capture a potentially pivotal moment in the history of the earth. How much deeper can mining companies dig, and what are we as humankind actually digging towards?
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Created by Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere
Sound Mix: Lieven Dousselaere
Performed by Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere
Dramaturgy by Dries Douibi
Outside Eye: Pol Heyvaert
Coproduction: Bunker (Ljubljana), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), Noorderzon – Festival of Performing Arts and Society (Groningen), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zürich), Beursschouwburg & Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) & Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris)
Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.