Penelope sleeps
It could be that the saddest thing
     is not knowing that one is sad
Music For Lectures/ Every word
     was once an animal
I can’t quite place it
We to be
No Title
Time has fallen asleep in
     the afternoon sunshine
every now and then
or else nobody will know
Time will show (detail)
Private collection
Faits divers
coffee & cigarette
Artist in Residence
The way/ you move
Light Shade Shade
Not Not Nothing
Time has fallen asleep in
     the afternoon sunshine
Afternoon Editions
Objects 2002 - 2015
We to be
every now and then
Time will show (detail)

every now and then (2009)

drawings by Heiko Gölzer

In the new piece ‘every now and then’ Mette Edvardsen and Philippe Beloul invite the audience to read a book as a performance. The idea is to create a space and a time inside a book, like a piece in a theatre. For the whole duration of the piece the audience can read through the pages and the spaces of the book at the same time as they follow what is taking place on stage. The book is direct, tactile and persistent, giving the audience another access to the piece. The reader of a book can decide for him/ herself the reading direction, the tempo and the space. With the book, ‘every now and then’ is a piece to delve into, proposing an individual reading combined with a collective experience. How does the experience of reading a book merge with the experience of watching a performance, how does the book read after the performance is over?

concept: Mette Edvardsen
created and performed by: Philippe Beloul and Mette Edvardsen
lights: Jan Van Gijsel
sound: Charo Calvo
graphic design: Michael Bussaer
photos: Julien Lanoo
production: Helga Duchamps/ duchamps vzw, Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
co-produced by: Stuk/ Leuven, Workspace/ Brussels
in collaboration with: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, Vooruit/ Gent, Netwerk/ Aalst, Weld/ Stockholm, Les Brigittines/ Brussels, De Pianofabriek/ Brussels
supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere

* Laureate of the Fernand Baudin Price 2009 'for the most beautiful book made in Belgium 2009'.

12th Biennale de Lyon 12 September 2013 – 5 January 2014
Exhibition 5 years of Fernand Baudin Prize, in Bortier Arcade/ Brussels 6 - 30 September 2013
PA/PER VIEW Art Book Fair with a presentation 23, 24 March 2013
The inevitable structure of the book – an afternoon conference, Wiels/ Brussels 28 April 2012

Retrospektiv, Black Box teater (Oslo) 2, 3 October 2015
F.I.S.Co. 11 - Xing (Bologna) 14 April 2011
Fricties, CC (Hasselt) 27 November 2010
Radart, Rådstua Teaterhus (Tromsø) 20 November 2010
Weld (Stockholm) 15, 16 September 2010
Far Festival (Nyon) 13, 14 August 2010
Vooruit (Gent) 20, 21 April 2010
Marstrand vol.II, Black Box teater (Oslo) 19, 20 March 2010
Netwerk (Aalst) 18 December 2009
Kaaitheaterstudio’s (Brussels) 4, 5 December 2009
PLAYGROUND Stuk (Leuven) 6, 7 November 2009 – premiere
Weld (Stockholm) 11 March 2009 – preview
Korte Metten, Vooruit (Gent) 11 February 2009 – preview

enat3 enat2 photos by Julien Lanoo