playField.

playField. is a young art collective which explores the boundaries between actor and spectator. Through interactive installations they invite the audience to join a shared experience. From the first invitation to participation onwards, the unscripted dialogue between the audience and the actors, as well as the collective experience, are important for the spectators perception. The outcome of a performance therefore lies not only in the hands of its creators, the spectators are equally responsible in this matter.

playField. uses philosophical, sociological, data scientific, astronomical and mathematical research as a starting point to reflect on society and la condition humaine. playField. explores these topics by putting the focus on the spectator in a dramaturgy which combines reality and fiction.

Lana Schneider (b. 1991) is a young visual artist who works in various media, ranging from drawing to sculpture to conceptual art. Her work is directly related to her surroundings. Lana starts with daily experiences and objects that would remain unnoticed without her ‘framing’. In her work, which is many-layered and touches on a broad variety of subjects, she often involves the spectator – sometimes even in a physical manner. Lana Schneider lives and works in Ghent. Together with Marthe Schneider and Tim de Paepe, she comprises Playfield., a young artists’ collective that explores the boundary between performer and spectator in interactive installations.

Marthe Schneider (b. 1994) is a theatre maker, writer and actress. She examines the tension between fiction and reality in her performances by reflecting on possible futures, which encourages the audience to reconsider their present social environment. She is strongly influenced by documentary theatre. Marthe Schneider currently lives and works in Ghent. Together with Lana Schneider and Tim de Paepe, she comprises Playfield., a young artists’ collective that explores the boundary between performer and spectator in interactive installations.

Tim de Paepe (b. 1986) is a theatre maker and director. He graduated in Directing from the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts in 2016. As a theatre maker, he uses his background in information science to examine themes such as the ethics behind data collecting, the future of technology and the connection between people in a digitalized society. In 2016, Tim won the Henriëtte Hustinx Prize for promising young talent. Tim de Paepe lives and works in Ghent. Together with Marthe and Lana Schneider he comprises Playfield., a young artists’ collective that explores the boundary between performer and spectator in interactive installations.

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