Zanahoria - Video Lecture

Bryssinck & Peeters
in collaboration with koïlab.

a project by Hans Bryssinck & Diederik Peeters in collaboration with koïlab.

based on an original idea of Anesiadou, Bryssinck & Peeters

visual artists Abel Auer & Dorotha Jurczak, Cheng Cheng Li, Ducha, Jarbas Lopes, Tang Yi, Harald Theys, Michael Vandenabeele, Wang Xingwei

advice Marc Vanrunxt

costumes Carmel Peritore

styling Christoph Hefti

technician Omar Lachgar

production assistant Ester Torres Falcato Simões

production Margarita Production for TOF vzw

coproduction Beursschouwburg (B), Buda Kunstencentrum (B), Les Subsistances (F)

in partnership with Netwerk vzw (B), Wiels (B), Theatre in Motion (CN), Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro (BR), Centro Cultural Laurinda Santos Lobo (BR)

with the support of de Vlaamse overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

thanks to Myriam Van Imschoot, Valerie Rousseau, Xinrui Huang, Jun Zhang, Foo Fei Lin, Christoph Oertli, Erica Lobo, Lieven Dousselaere


This video lecture is based on the original performance Zanahoria and has been entirely recorded in Peeters' apartment.

A tale about the quest for a giant carrot and an imaginary three-headed monster.

'Zanahoria' is a lecture about the proverbial carrot one holds in front of a donkey in order to make it move. For the follow-up of their cult-hit 'Chuck Norris doesn't sleep, he waits…' (2007), Bryssinck & Peeters (at that time still with Danai Anesiadou) went searching for the 'ultimate image'. This image would on one hand have to represent the trio and on the other be the perfect translation of their wildest imagination. They asked other artists to guide them on this quest, hoping that in this way unexpected and unpredictable elements would steal into their work, in order to surprise themselves. 'Zanahoria' light-headedly tells the story of this quest; a crazy oscillation between hopeful expectation and disappointment, between hilarity and despair, between truth and fiction, and between the dullness of reality and untainted imagination.