film/lecture/miscellaneous - Season 12/13
Are we just bystanders of ephemeral performances that wither away in the public space? What can art do, when it refuses the ethical purpose that government delegates its with, and stages disagreement that repoliticizes the public space? With a keynote lecture by Claire Bishop, author of the acclaimed book Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship.
In the reviews of Gisèle Vienne's work references are made to David Lynch, Alain Robbe-Grillet and Lewis Carroll. Were they her sources of inspiration? Questions major and minor (by Cis Bierinckx), answers profound and light-hearted (by Gisèle Vienne), these will be dished up to you at Soul Food, together with a tasty bite and a good glass of wine. The perfect run-up to the performance later in the evening.
This season dancer and choreographer Eleanor Bauer is presenting BAUER HOUR in the Kaaistudio’s once a month. Anything can happen in this combination of talk show, variety and cabaret. And more! On 17 December you can see a Winter Holiday Special with the Beide Messies, an ‘evolving art-system’ by the dancer and songwriter Andreas Albert Müller and cellist and composer Bo Wiget. Plus an extra performance by the Kinoshita Karollers!
In the North quarter of Brussels, in the shadow of the ‘Manhattan’ towers, migrants, local residents and chance passers-by cross each other’s paths. Said, a new inhabitant of Brussels who lives in this neighbourhood, dreams of setting up an independent ambulance service. A social fiction film by Globe Aroma, made together with residents and visitors to North Brussels, directed by Jan Geers and Jamal Boukhriss.
Art is all very well, but who is the artist who thinks it all up, where does he get his inspiration from and how does he translate this into a gripping scene, a haunting text, a meaningful movement? Questions major and minor, answers profound and light-hearted, these will be dished up to you at Soul Food, together with a tasty bite and a good glass of wine. Afterwards you plunge into the performance in a satisfied and happy mood.