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    Grace Ellen Barkey is working on new site-specific installations.

    Grace Ellen Barkey – born in Surabaya, Indonesia – is working on a new installation/performance. Obsessed with the night, tormented by insomnia and inspired by Wayang – the Javanese shadow play – and her ancestors, she enters into a dialogue with the obscure and invites the audience to share a meditative experience.

    In her installation at the 'Coup de Ville 2020' artistic circuit in Sint-Niklaas, Barkey starts from Bambi's perspective. Can we still look at nature innocently?


    With Day and Night Grace Ellen Barkey occupies Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Several installations invite the viewer to become part of her sense-oriented work.

    In Probabilities of Independent Events, Barkey returns to absurdity. Anything is possible. It can’t fail.


    Statements as ‘an artist has to be nice, so you can understand’ and ‘if art is our lover, then who the f*** are you?’ are chanted all around, making the theatre hilarious, passionately and violently burst its seams.


    ‘No one can sustain constant praise of life. Death or, rather, the finiteness of human life deserves a song or a dance too.’


    A forest full of mushrooms. These mushrooms unite and rise in rebellion: 'We are alive and kicking! Full of exceptional dreams and cosmic wishes!'

    In the wondrous world of Needcompany anything is possible. Anything? Yes, anything! Don’t you believe it then? Your eyes ...


    Washy washy washy  Round and round  And makes nice sound  Never be dirty  Always be clean  That’s why we ...


    Grace Ellen Barkey makes a theatre of images or an image of theatre.


    A world in which sensuality, the bizarre and the frivolous meet, in which stories appear, but where the story is just one facet of a miraculous universe.


    A few years ago Grace Ellen Barkey decided to put on three pieces by Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin ...


    The story of the Mandarin is a parable based on the classical idea that one dies as soon as ...

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