We Are Before 2020 - Sarah Vanhee

At the occasion of 7 years Lecture For Every One, I made a performance with stories and memories, looking at the places where, today, we are supposed to be "together."For the past seven years of my life I was an intruder. Unasked and uninvited, I walked into meeting-rooms, and started to speak about how we live together as human beings, about society as a co-creation by every-one. One could see my intervention as a bomb or as a gift. People were surprised, shocked, moved, angry. With my guerilla-speech was I tried to transform any meeting into a political moment. I surprised more than 10.000 people this way, interrupting their daily routines by asking big and small questions about life. I always said the same words, I called it Lecture For Every One. It spread over twelve different countries but remained largely invisible. Like a virus. This is not fiction, this really happened.Now I want to share this story about words, love, violence and connection. About people alone and together. It’s a story about what it means to speak up, today. About the (im)possibility to address every-one. And about how we are always before. Before the war starts, before you kiss, before you really decide. How today also, we are before.

Performance & text Sarah Vanhee Set design Astrid Fieuws Produced by Manyone Co-produced by CAMPO, Vooruit, kunstencentrum BUDA, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, STUK, BIT Teatergarasjen, Skogen With support of the Flemish Community