- Rode Boom
In ‘Experimentals’, Kurt Demey blindly steps into a collaboration with other artists, makers or scientists. Each participant in the experiment starts from their own discipline (for Kurt this is magic and mentalism) and opens up to the other’s discipline. During these lab residencies, different ideas are investigated, this research unravels into a performance.
About Rode Boom
Rode Boom brings visual road trips that take the viewer into ‘their’ reality and far beyond. Stage work interspersed with surreal and symbolic images, which also finds its way into public space. In Kurt Demey’s artistic palette, techniques from the world of illusion and mentalism are intertwined with visual work and performance.
The foundation of Rode Boom in 2007 was the answer to a long-lasting dream to start a company that creates performances. And to accommodate the circus theater and visual installations that Kurt Demey was already making in a supporting structure. It enabled him to professionalize and centralize his work.
In the same period, Kurt Demey was trained at FAI-AR, the Formation supérieure d’art en espace public in Marseille, and was thus able to reorient himself in his artistic work as a visual artist. The art of magic was used here for the first time as an artistic tool in public space.
The artistic work of Kurt Demey has a personal style interspersed with surrealism and symbolism. He uses techniques from the world of illusion and mentalism as an artistic palette.
Seven years of studies in magic, traveling all over the world and contacts with various teachers led him to the creation of ten performances. Rode Boom starts as a full-fledged company in 2007. Gehoorde Man was be Rode Boom’s first full-length performance.