Edinburgh Fringe 2011: Belgian director Alexander Devriendt breaks taboos

14th August 2011



The artistic director of Belgium company Ontroerend Goed talks to Philip Fisher about his controversial and taboo-breaking theatre, especially Audience (St George’s West), his current show, which has polarised spectators and got everybody talking about its uncomfortable breaching of the boundaries of personal privacy. Recorded: 13 August 2011.

I can’t seem to make people believe that I’m not out to shock anybody. Because my work does actually shock people. But if art is not challenging, why bother?