• Benny Claessens / CAMPO
      Hello useless – for W and friends

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  • Hello useless – for W and friends is a solo performance about stopping. The performance aims to offer a moment to breathe and take the time to look at things again with fresh eyes. It will attempt to be meaningless. Without words and without knowledge. Without structure, but also without an existing structure to fight against. Just to be seen and heard. An attempt to reconstruct a space where consensus exists. But then from an alien’s perspective.

    Hello useless – for W and friends situates the futility of art alongside the futility of people and objects (according to white male heterosexual consensus), taking its well-deserved time to do so.

    For this solo, Benny Claessens radically returns to the base. Both honest and intimate, exuberant and ecstatic, he takes things out of context, simply presents them to you, and proposes other options. Without criticizing, denouncing or making statements. He just returns your time. To watch, think, feel and see for yourself. Enjoy.

    Benny Claessens has spent the last few years at the Münchner Kammerspiele with director Johan Simons, whom he followed back to NTGent in Belgium, to be part of the ensemble in 2015-2016. In the meanwhile, he created a solo at CAMPO.

  • CAMPO
  • This March we put on a series of shows produced by Gent Art Centre CAMP. You can see three solo’s by three very different artists.


  • concept, director & performance Benny Claessens | music Simon Lenski | production CAMPO | co-production NTGent

  • CAMPO
  • This March we put on a series of shows produced by Gent Art Centre CAMP. You can see three solo’s by three very different artists.