Every day at Cultura Nova, the ‘Museum of Stillness’ in the SCHUNCK Museum opens its doors for one hour. In this museum-like space, you are challenged to sharpen your perception.
In a world in which we are overwhelmed by visual and auditory noise, stillness is an essential tool for discovering ingrained habits and changing obstinate beliefs, for making razor-sharp observations, and for having the opportunity to really listen, feel and see.
Extra: ‘STILL.the auditorium’ during Cultura Nova.
STILL.the auditorium is a pop-up studio, a movable auditorium in which to have discussions with experts on stillness. For half-an-hour, while enjoying a cup of coffee, you will be taken into a conversation about stillness. Each time a different speaker throws a different light on stillness. In this way, you discover stilless through the eyes of scientists, as well as philosophers, architects and musicians. STILL.the auditorium always takes place in a different place in the public space.
Lieke Benders interviews Marga Kattenberg, a blind inhabitant of Heerlen, about visual silence.
The ‘Museum of Stillness’ is a production by Hoge Fronten/Lieke Benders together with Bart Bijnens, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing and Livia Coloji. The performance has been created in collaboration with the international co-producers Cultura Nova and Centriphery. The performance is also sponsored by Fonds Podiumkunsten, Province of Limburg, Municipality of Maastricht, Klooster Wittem and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Limburg.
Since 2017, theatre maker Lieke Benders has been investigating stillness in all of its forms. From STILL.silence lab in Klooster Wittem (monastery), she and her Hoge Fronten team investigate the importance of stillness and reflection in an increasingly turbulent society. The findings are shown and performed in various places.