Burning Ice #5

OPENING NIGHT

05.06.2012

18:00 - EXPO

Damien Chivialle, UFU (URBAN FARM UNIT)
The French designer Damien Chivalle has put a greenhouse on top of a container housing an aquarium with fish. Their water and faeces feeds the plants in the greenhouse, which in turn purifie the water, which is then returned to the aquarium. The result: a self-regulating city-farm the size of a parking space. On display in Paris, Lisbon, Zürich and Brussels. >>>

Voorraad BRXL Réserve
It’s the latest trend: producing food in the middle of the city. The aim of Voorraad BRXL Réserve is to demonstrate that urban farming in Brussels is alive and has potential. Several existing initiatives that will be able to introduce their projects and offer their products for sale during Burning Ice. >>>

Annemie Maes/Okno, Bee monitoring project
The artist Annemie Maes has installed ten beehives in two roof gardens in Brussels’ canal zone – there is now a beehive on the Kaaitheater roof as well. A small exhibition highlights the results of her research. >>>

Els Dietvorst, The Black Lamb
The documentary-maker and artist Els Dietvorst recently moved from Brussels to Ireland. From a sheep farm in Duncormick she is working on a film project and you can keep up with how it's going on her website. At Burning Ice # 5 she will be showing her website-in-progress. >>>

Video
Free video programme with work by Elina Talvensaari, Michael Robinson,
Laura Zuallaert, Christian Jankowski, Winy Maas & The Why Factory. >>>


19:00 - PERFORMANCE   

Anna Mendelssohn, Cry Me A River
The Austrian actress Anna Mendelssohn incorporates dozens of talks, debates and interviews about climate change into a monologue that explores the full complexity of the subject. A mosaic of meanings that both moves us and makes us think, thanks to the richness of her theatrical talent. >>>


20:30 - TALK  

Carolyn Steel, Hungry City
Carolyn Steel follows the trail of our food, from countryside to city, via markets and supermarkets, kitchens and dining rooms, waste disposal and back. She asks herself how we can use food more effectively to better understand our cities, to improve their design, and to make them into more pleasant places to live. >>>