text, direction & play Pieter De Buysser | scenography Herman Sorgeloos | full dome video Elias Heuninck | scientific advice Kurt Vanhoutte (Universiteit Antwerpen) | dramaturgy Esther Severi | financial advice Roger Christmann | production ROBIN | co-production Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Stiftung Deutsches Technikmuseum, Théâtre les Amandiers, Archa Theatre Prague, House on Fire | support de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, VGC, PARS (Performing Astronomy Research Society, het Franse Ministerie van Cultuur en Communicatie | thanks to Laboratorium van KASK/School of Arts (HoGent)
A philanthropist endowed with immense faith in progress and a speech defect undertakes to build a spacecraft. The story traverses a pronounced curve in space-time, a little girl tired of the Messiah and a lost detective who no one is looking for anymore. A portable particle accelerator, a dozen nebulous spirals and a majestic black hole. A political and philosophical detective story. A fundamental, cosmological speech exercise. The Tip of the Tongue does not attempt to map the world: it draws a different map. And all that in 11 dimensions, with 11 fables, in six times 11 minutes.
• During the Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2017, author, philosopher and storyteller Pieter De Buysser premiered The Tip of the Tongue on location at the Planetarium of Brussels. He is now reprising the production for an entire season: on the eleventh day of every month at eleven minutes past eight.