With Derailed, Benjamin Vandewalle derailed the daily choreography of public space by taking over the train station with dance and musical improvisation. In the course of five days, during peak hours, five dancers and a musician engaged in an improvised intervention that “hacked” the everyday routine of commuters and day-trippers. Their durational presence in the station pierced a hole in the quotidian fabric. Trains became giant cameras on rails as they drove slowly along the platform. The streams of people getting in and out of trains and waiting travellers became part of an improvised choreography that made the often-unnoticed, daily choreographies more visible. Watch the aftermovie of Derailed below.
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