Exploring the grey areas
around the object that is humanised
and/or the man who becomes an object.
Point Zero / Jean-Michel d’HOOP
Point Zero is a Belgian company from Brussels, constituted in 1993 which now has fifteen or so creations to its name.
Our creations have been rewarded with many prizes throughout our course:
the prize for best show for Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy by W. Gombrowicz;
the prize for best up-coming actor for Karim Barras in The madman and the nun by S.I. Wietkiewcz;
the prize of the best scenography for The madman and the nun by S.I. Wietkiewcz;
the prize of the 2nd best foreign show (Sao Paulo) for The three old ladies by A. Jodorowsky;
the prize for the best show in 2018 for The Forgotten land.
The specificity of the artistic approach of Point Zero is characterised by a questioning of the relationship between the actor and the “puppet”, between manipulator and manipulated, more widely between animated and unanimated.
For the company, it is also about exploring the grey areas around the object that is humanised and/or the man who becomes an object.
Point Zero tries to question this vague frontier between the inert position that suggests death and the movement that evokes a life form.
Point Zero wants to explore the representation of the body, the emerging body, the mythical body, the body as a symbol, the body as a puppet; the nearly human and the monstrous figure.