David Weber-Krebs (BE/D) is an artist and a researcher based in Brussels. He studied at the University of Fribourg (CH) and the Amsterdam School of the Arts (NL). David explores various contexts as a basis for an experimental process, which questions the traditional relationship between the work of art and its public. David Weber-Krebs has previously appeared at the Kaaitheater with Balthazar (2013), Into The Big World (2015), and Tonight, Lights Out! (2016) during Burning Ice #10.
“What remains of the theatre as we know it when its walls crumble and the outside world creeps in? Perhaps we discover a landscape in which humans are no longer in the foreground and where various life-forms and agents claim their place. Do we need to develop different modes of attention to appreciate these more-than-human actors as well as our intertwining with them? How do we relate to the material witnesses and ghosts of oppression and extinction that linger in these emergent ecosystems?”David Weber-Krebs & Jeroen Peeters
David Weber-Krebs’ recent works for theatres are the performances Tonight, lights out! (2011/2013), Balthazar (2011/2015) and The Guardians of Sleep (2017), and the installations Immersion (2014) at the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt and The Earthly Paradise (2017) at Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg. David collaborates on a regular basis with different artists and theorists and he teaches at different visual arts and performance academies.
David is collaborating on the project Miniature with Alexander Schellow since 2005 and on the project Catalog of Situations with Jan-Philipp Possmann since 2007.
David is regularly leading projects and mentoring at different visual arts and performing arts school among others Das Graduate school, the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) and at the Performance department of KASK.
David is member of THIRD!, the third cycle research group of Das Graduate school (Amsterdam).
He is affiliated as a doctoral artistic researcher to KASK & Conservatory / School of Arts. His research project (The Sublime in the Anthropocene, the Smallest Degree of Participation) is financed by the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent.