›Mystery Magnet‹ is a performance by Belgian visual artist and theatre maker Miet Warlop made of moments of fragile illusionism, where fantasy and reality coexist. Sketching out a haunted world where humour is born from sadness and magic from the prosaic, seemingly unconnected figures, sculptures, tableaux vivants emerge from the darkness of the stage like theatrical creatures entering a terrain where freakish cuteness and desensitised cruelty, glittering promises and unstoppable destruction share a common space.
›Mystery Magnet‹ was presented in 2014 at the Stückemarkt festival spotlighting young contemporary playwrights within the context of the Berlin Theatertreffen. The jury report praised Miet’s grip on theatricality, humor and her unique visual signature.
Concept & direction: Miet Warlop
Performance: Seppe Baeyens, Fernando Belfiore, Sofie Durnez, Ian Gyselinck, Wietse Tanghe, Laura Vanborm, Miet Warlop
Scenography: Miet Warlop
Assistance Scenography: Sofie Durnez, Ian Gyselinck
Sound: Stefaan Van Leuven, Stephen Dewaele
Outside eye: Nicolas Provost
Assistance dramaturgy: Namik Mackic
Technical team: Piet Depoortere, Ian Gyselinck, Bart Van Bellegem
Thanks to: Katrien De Keukeleere, Jonathan De Roo, Jonas Feys, Philip Franchitti, Pol Heyvaert, Philippe Riera, Silke Sintobin, Barbara Vackier, Stijn Van Buggenhout, Lies Vanborm, Geert Viane / AMOTEC
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, (Brussels), Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival (Gothenburg)
Project co-produced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
In collaboration with: Vooruit (Ghent)