desolate dreams

an installation-performance


She's as red as her urges.

He's as white his mechanism fighting.

She's as blue as her thoughts wandering around.

They're as beautiful as the timeless dreams they share.

Desolate Dreams is an installation-performance researching the lonely identity. Does the individual still create an identity when they are alone?

The three performers each embody one of the three personality aspects Freud defined as the id, the ego and the superego. They take you on a journey into a desolate dreamworld searching for who they truly are.

Desolate Dreams was made as part of the time inspired MoMeNT-festival in Tongeren in Belgium. Therefor the question "How long...?" became a integral part of the research.

How long does it take to create an identity?

How long does loneliness feel like?

How long can one be alone?

How long before they realize they're alone?


created by

Pieter Desmet

performed by

Machias Bosschaerts

Margot Masquelier

Pauline Thuriot


Steffi Mennen


Tom Peeters

special thanks to


Dimitri Duquennoy

De Veerman

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