Analoog

Louis Janssens and Willem de Wolf (DE HOE) got to know each other when Willem, as a teacher at the drama school, saw Louis enter his class and for a moment thought he saw himself as a student from 35 years ago. He saw the same eagerness, the same ambition, the same insecurity wrapped in bravado. Even that very lanky figure with a suggestive lock of hair hanging casually over his forehead was, with some backlight, almost Willem. Conversely, Louis also recognized himself in Willem. As something you could become, even though you may not want to. As supposedly mature, experienced, with uncertainty wrapped in resignation. What do you actually see when you see yourself in the other? Is recognizing yourself in the other the basis on which and with which you learn? Analogue becomes an intergenerational performance in which children sing and talk about childhood, about mothers and about seeking disruptive loves. A score about completed and desired learning processes. About the past and later, but also about how to position yourself as a young - or older - person within the world. A performance like a large open space on which Willem looks back and looks forward with music, text and images and Louis looks forward and looks back. And somewhere in this tangle of gazes they naturally look at each other at a given moment.