Dehendrik Lechat Willekens

About me

Dehendrik Lechat Willekens (*1985, Turnhout, Belgium, born as Hendrik Willekens) is a sound artist working in the field of performance, dance and theatre. He is currently based in the city of Malmö, Sweden. He holds a bachelor in mime and a master degree in dramatic arts. During his education, Dehendrik developed an interest for the function of sound and music within performance. For the last decade he has been working with exactly this. His works as a musical author and as an artistic collaborator have been shown throughout Europe, most notably in Inkonst (Malmö), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), Pact Zollverein (Essen), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Short Theatre Festival (Rome), Palazzo Grassi (Venice), among others. His interest in music in performance lies in the possibility it opens to introduce a layer of abstraction in spaces of theatrical expectation; negotiating experienced macro and micro rhythms through patterns and textures. Finding pockets of comedy and contemplation, high intensity and nothingness.