SHRINK 0199503.06.2023 - 03.06.2023
Nuit Blanche Paris
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris 10, avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie , Paris 16e
SHRINK 01995 - Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body (in this case the artist himself) vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body.
At Nuit Blanche Paris there will be 3 Shrinks and the bodies of 3 performers.
Bleue - 3ième édition
Théâtre des Bernardines, Marseille (F)
Bleue is a celebration of the sea as a melting pot of biodiversity and part of a whole, our planet, in the era of climate change.
The installation Tipping Point is a sensitive and poetic tribute to those dying glaciers. It stages the (re)birth of an artificial glacier protected by a dome; a drip is feeding the glacier that will grow during the exhibition. The device invites the viewer to attend the birth of this artificial glacier. It is inspired by the “ice stupas” invented by the engineer Sonam Wangchuk and used to fight against water shortages during the summer in Ladakh.
Between a laboratory experiment, an attempt to repair the climate or an ironic collector’s item, the installation confronts us with time and scales; 10.000 years ago, the stabilisation of our cryosphere coincided with the first human traces we found in Mesopotamia, while the fist glaciers are disappearing in 70 years under the pressure of the human activity.
No myths for these countries of the mind13.05.2023 - 21.05.2023
Dauwens & Beernaert
Avenue de Stalingrad 26, 1000 Brussels (B)
Alex Verhaest presents at Dauwens & Beernaert No myths for these countries of the mind, a comprehensive exhibition of four narrative audiovisual series.
The artist has been working in the experimental audiovisual and cinematic field since her debut in 2013. The exhibition shows a selection of a decade of work by the artist including the family drama: Temps Mort, The archive of unattained futures; a body of work that interrogates utopian tropes consisting reuniting silk screen print, closed circuit video and a video game, and Society the artist’s most recent short film. We invite you to discover her outlandish worlds and her consistently surprising ways of telling stories that matter.
RÍOS TRILOGY11.05.2023 - 11.06.2023
ULT XL Ateliers, Rue Wiertz 23
1050 Brussels (B)
The Ríos Trilogy by Laura Colmenares Guerra is an extensive project consisting of three chapters exploring the Amazon Basin from local and global perspectives. It offers a perspective on the region that aims to understand how people within traditional Western thinking relate to Amazonia. Through different approaches, the Trilogy attempts to understand the meanings and definitions attributed to this territory. It also sheds light on the history of colonisation and how it has impacted Amazonia, providing insights into the current socio-environmental threats facing the region.
The Ríos Trilogy is composed of three chapters:
CHAPTER N.1: RIVERS // AMAZONIA GEO-LINGUISTICS
Interactive, experimental research tool that allows mapping information related to the Amazons Rainforest on social media.
CHAPTER N.2: SPECULATIVE CARTOGRAPHIES
21 ceramic 3D printed speculative cartographies emerging from the digital hybridisation process of Amazonia-related data and the actual topography of the Amazon basin.
CHAPTER N.3.: R€¥€R$€
Virtual Reality (VR 30') piece that underlines the existing tensions where human, cultural and environmental aspects rub with power, economics and multinational interests in a context of climate stress.
Vernissage Thursday 11 May from 18:00
Wednesday to Sunday
14:00 - 19:00
Please note that R€¥€R$€ is 30 min. VR piece.
To make sure you can experience it, please book your time slot.
OVERVIEW 0201601.05.2023 - 23.09.2023
Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP)
Shenzhen, Guangdong (CN)
Astronauts who were able to observe planet earth from outer space for the first time, all experienced a strong emotional reaction later called the overview effect. A euphoric feeling of oneness with the planet and all living beings as a collective biotope where 'my molecules are yours and vice versa and individuality seems an illusion.
The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve physics and technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.
Topologies of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe | Art in Motion: 100 Masterpieces with and through Media (China edition)
Curated by Zhang Ha
Society29.04.2023 - 03.05.2023
Brusssels Short Film Festival - National Competition 6
Vendôme, Brussels (B)
When a sixth person tries to join, five must define what makes them a group.
A Raven tells the story of five friends who live together. It would be a peaceful life if a sixth one did not continually try to join them. The five don’t know the sixth, but they don’t really know each other either. And what is acceptable to the five is not acceptable to the sixth. How can they explain this to the sixth? Long explanations would lead them to include him in their group. Then the Five reject him, until a Seventh presents himself to the group...
29.04.2023 – 21.00 – Vendôme
03.05.2023 – 19.15 – Vendôme
tele-present wind18.04.2023 - 07.06.2023
At first glance, tele-present wind (2018) by David Bowen could be perceived as a plant-like oddity composed of 126 dried plant branches mounted on metal rods. This undulating symphony is actually orchestrated by the wind’s blow, the intensity of which is captured via anemometers located in Minnesota, USA. This reconstituted mini-forest, acting as the promise of a somewhat disturbing mechanical future, rises and sways in unison, giving the scene a strange aura: that of a still life yet very much alive. The sound of the moving metal rods, like leaves caressed by the breeze, reinforces the organic spirit of the installation. tele-present wind is in fact a shifted representation of fluid dynamics, the main subject here being the observation of the movement of wind.
Soleil Noir11.04.2023 - 15.04.2023
Festival des arts numériques Rêveries
Soleil Noir is an invitation to contemplate a luminous phenomenon, a journey in the hyperspace between artificial light (digital) and natural light (a dying star).
Soleil Noir explores the perception of a fragment of time suspended in the life of a supernova at the moment of its final explosion, just before its extinction... The moment lasts an eternity; the long-awaited explosion never arrives. It is perceptible in the air, as marked by this this kind of floating moment that we feels before falling... Except that here, we will not hit the ground, there will be no dislocation, there will be nothing except this presence, at once impressive and disturbing, strangely vibrating in front of us and yet almost inert, revealed by the light. Unless it is the opposite, let it be this shape that engulfs lights; we are not far from a black hole.
By this suspension in the life of a supernova, Soleil Noir reveals the energy that must be burned to keep alive the datas that we accumulate during our life. Soleil Noir exacerbates the fragility of the world and the elements that compose it, about to break, even if they are imposing and seemingly immortal. It is a moment of precarious balance that expresses the ephemeral dimension of our lives, both digital and physical.
Glass Vibration Gaze07.04.2023 - 09.04.2023
Rewire Festival 2023 - Proximity Music
Den Haag (NL)
Aernoudt Jacobs, Glass Vibration Gaze, 2023
The site-specific work Glass Vibration Gaze transforms window panes into an installation merging architecture and music. Electronically generated musical patterns are induced into the windows using audio transducers. Stethoscopes attached to the windows function as microscopic listening devices which allow visitors to eavesdrop on the sonic world inside the glass, while observing the flow of city life outside.
Aernoudt Jacobs is a Belgian artist working primarily with the medium of sound. His work is both phenomenological and empirical. It has its origins in acoustic and technological research and investigates how sounds can trigger sonic processes that will affect the observer's scope of perception. His work focuses on a central question: how can we experience the complexity, richness and stratification of our direct, daily environment?
Glass Vibration Gaze is commissioned by Rewire in collaboration with iii and Amare.
PREY is a new music theatre production by Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company and Muziektheater Transparant with original music by Annelies Van Parys, in co-production with Klarafestival and Theater Rotterdam and in collaboration with Ictus ensemble.
“We are food” (Val Plumwood)
A new humility
How can we change the way we view being human from a radical ecological perspective? What stories help us to better understand the disruptions caused by the climate crisis? These questions are at the heart of PREY. And perhaps our own mortality and vulnerability provide a good starting point for the search for an answer.
PREY consists of three solos by three generations of women. Each has its own focus: text/language, song/music and dance/performance. With every solo, the tension between the human and the landscape, performer and scenography, becomes more intense and intimate. The essence of PREY is finding solace in the frightening fact that we too are food, that we too belong to an ecological cycle of life and death.
Kris Verdonck has gathered an extraordinary group of people around him for this performance: composer Annelies Van Parys, ICTUS Ensemble, actress Katelijne Damen, singer Anna Clare Hauf and dancer Mooni Van Tichel. Verdonck is responsible for the scenography, a landscape in which the performers increasingly disappear and are swallowed up.
We are all food.
Interview with Kris Verdonck and Annelies Van Parys