KONCEPT, DIRECTION AND PERFORMANCE: BENNY CLAESSENS
Benny Claessens is a man of extremes. After his first appearance as an actor at the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2010, he was hotly disputed and declared “an imposition”. Public recognition took a long time coming — but when it did come, it was all the more intense. “A poetic hippo, as graceful as a fairy, a good-natured steed, as agile as a dervish,” wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung. His first performance with the Ghent production theatre CAMPO is a solo about standstill. About taking time to see clearly, to breathe, to be meaningless. “Hello Useless” is a very personal attempt that transcends the limits of intimacy to reconstruct all the things that we agree on. From the perspective of an alien.