Ernst Maréchal [BE]

Blue Key Identity – Part 1 – Common Ground

Blue Key Identity – Part 1 – Common Ground
Blue Key Identity – Part 1 – Common Ground

01.12 – 02.12.2010

Refugees are literally stuck somewhere between their country of origin and the country they arrive in. The director Ernst Maréchal wants to tell the story of mothers and sons who have become separated. He has travelled to see the mothers in their native countries, in this Syria and the Congo. Blue Key Identity is a film dialogue between here and there. To achieve this Maréchal uses blue key, a film technique in which you film something against a blue background and then make this background transparent so that you can put your subject in front of a new background. In this way Blue Key Identity creates an illusion where refugees can be seen in both their original and their present surroundings. It is a ‘glocal’ show which seeks points where collective or shared identity can be experienced.

• Ernst Maréchal has previously mounted a number of striking projects such as De Tafel Keuken and Made in Belgium with residents of the Klein Kasteeltje asylum-seekers centre. In Blue Key Identity –Part 1 – Common Ground he continues working on the theme of migration and integration.

The 19th of October at KC Nona: Land in Oorlog:  vOorlog II ft. Ernst Maréchal


a project by Ernst Maréchal | with Bhelly Bompolonga, Daïef Preshini | dramaturgy Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater) | intern Ingrid Vrancken | production Margarita Production for The Other vzw | co-production Kaaitheater | in association with kunstencentrum nOna (Mechelen), Globe Aroma (Brussels) | support Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie