Farewell to a car

A story of goodbyes. Of car ownership in general. And of one beloved car in particular.

In 1982, novelist Julio Cortazar and photographer Carol Dunlop traveled from Paris to Marseilles. Via the Autoroute du Soleil. Aboard their Volkswagen van Fafner. It took them a full month to cover this distance because they made a stop at every highway parking lot they came across. And spent the night in every second parking lot! This absurd-poetic journey resulted in the novel "The Autonauts of the Cosmos Highway.

In 2020 theater and audio producer Adriaan Van Aken will repeat this journey. According to the same rules. But on his own, aboard his family car. The goal: after 30 days and 60 stops, to reach Marseille and get rid of his car there. To then begin a carless existence.

with and by
Adriaan Van Aken
dramaturg, mix, assistent director
Lucas Derycke
Rudy Trouvé
eeHet Nieuwstedelijk in coproduction with MartHa!tentatief and Het Laatste Bedrijf
thanks to
Gallop Tax Shelter


  • Adriaan Van Aken


02.07.2021 21:00 Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam Première

03.07.2021 15:00 Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam  

03.07.2021 20:00 Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam 

21.08.2021 20:45 op locatie, Zomerslag / Belgische première

22.08.2021 20:45 op locatie, Zomerslag

23.08.2021 20:45 op locatie, Zomerslag

06.10.2021 20:00 GC Poperinge

07.10.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

08.10.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

09.10.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

22.10.2021 20:00 c o r s o, Berchem

25.10.2021 20:15 CC De Bogaard, Sint-Truiden

27.10.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

28.10.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

29.10.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

10.11.2021 19:00 CC De Grote Post, Oostende

12.11.2021 20:00 Bij’ De Vieze Gasten, Gent

17.11.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

18.11.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

19.11.2021 20:00 OPEK, Leuven

25.11.2021 20:15 De Nieuwe Zaal, Hasselt

26.11.2021 20:15 De Nieuwe Zaal, Hasselt

10.12.2021 20:15 De Nieuwe Zaal, Hasselt Geannuleerd

11.12.2021 20:00 De Nieuwe Zaal, Hasselt Geannuleerd

16.03.2022 19:00 OPEK / UURKULTUUR, Leuven

28.04.2022 20:00 OPEK, Leuven