The German title of this play requires careful translation in other countries – if not for the fact that the true meaning of Waldeinsamkeit is hardly translatable in other languages. In the piece by Benjamin Verdonck, the word expresses the profound feeling of one who walks alone in a forest, but also more generally, the insecurity one feels in darkness or obscure places. Verdonck transforms the pitch-black venue into a room within a room within a room, before it becomes a black hole, which then ... but we will reveal no more!
The works by Benjamin Verdonck are known for their anarchic humour, intelligent obstructivism and relentless imagination. And this applies to both his full-length projects and his short plays, for which he is famous. This year the Kunstfest Weimar presents a collection of short plays by the Flemish artist, which though recommended as a cycle, can be enjoyed as stand-alone pieces as well. The common characteristic in all four performances is their ability to develop an entirely unique artistic cosmos of meaning.