ROMEU MY DEER
Romeu My Deer
In Collaboration with Berlinde de Bruyckere
Hauser & Wirth, 196a Piccadilly, W1J 9DY
photos & video: nathalie hambro
To coincide with Berlinde de Bruyckere launch of her new book Romeu my deer, ( the third part in her trilogy which began with Schmerzensmann), there was a special, one off, performance by contemporary dancer, Romeu Runa. Dance has played a prominent role in De Bruyckere’s work, following a serendipitous encounter with the renowned choreographer, Alain Platel. Platel introduced De Bruyckere to three dancers in his company – one of whom was Runa – and De Bruyckere immediately began capturing the dancers’ athletic physiques and translating them into her contorted figures. In recent years, Runa has been a model and inspiration for De Bruyckere, lending his name to several important sculptures and drawings, as well as the new publication, Romeu my deer.