Simple as ABC #2:
Keep Calm & Validate
2017 / ROBIN vzw & OP.RECHT.MECHELEN
Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate is a documentary musical about the digitization of migration management, based on interviews with officers, officials and consultants working for different EU agencies and institutions. Singing of digital fingerprints, fortified data centres and automated border control gates, Keep Calm & Validate examines how dataist ideology is reshaping the way citizens in the global West speak and think of non-citizens.
composition Joris Blanckaert corrector English Patrick Lennon costume designer An Breugelmans dramaturgy Sébastien Hendrickx, Esther Severi lighting designer Lucas Van Haesbroeck music SPECTRA performers Marjan De Schutter, Jeroen Van der Ven production intern Kristien Borgers production manager Celine van der Poel scenography Jozef Wouters set construction Menno Vandevelde sound technician Yannick Willox technical manager Marie Vandecasteele technique & surtitles Britt De Jonghe text & direction Thomas Bellinck translation French Juliane Regler translation Dutch Lieve Dierckx, Wim Vermeylen production ROBIN & OP.RECHT.MECHELEN co-production De Grote Post, NONA, Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, SPECTRA with the support of The Flemish Government, KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent and The Flemish Community of Brussels