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Working Title Situation #04 Living the Image

Working Title Situation #04
Working Title Situation #04

03.06 – 04.06.2016

Workspacebrussels is a workspace for new live arts in their most diverse forms. During their biannual festival Working Title Situation they invite you to discover some of the most intriguing new formats and projects artists develop in the field of performance and installation art. For this edition they occupy an empty metal factory in Ixelles. At the end of June they set up camp in the city centre with Beursschouwburg to explore the grounds of Tour&Taxis in collaboration with ParckFarm.

Under the title Living the Image, artists make tangible the ways in which we interact with the imagery that surrounds us. Why do certain images attract us? How do images influence us? When does our imagination come into the game? And are our imagination, perception and reality as separated as we might think they are? Come and celebrate the spirit of discovery, over two weekends of performances, installations, workshops, concerts and inspiring encounters.

 

Friday 3rd June 2016

15:00 The Reflecting Pool: Living the Image
19:00 Detroit Detour 
20:00 A P N E A 
21:00 A Certain Amount of Clarity 
22:00 Tamago
23:00 concert

Saturday 4th June 2016

12:00 The Reflecting Pool: Living the Image
19:00 Detroit Detour 
20:00 A P N E A 
21:00 A Certain Amount of Clarity 
22:00 DEU$/exM4CHIN4
23:00 party


Rodrigo Sobarzo – A P N E A (40')
Rodrigo Sobarzo (SNDO, Jan Van Eyck Academy) develops a unique language between physical performance and visual art. With A P N E A he has created a sensual performance installation in which visual, auditive and tactile phenomena seamlessly connect. A play of light, sound and movement results in a space in which all the elements are so present that they immerse the audience. 

concept & performance Rodrigo Sobarzo | light design Jan Fedinger | production Het Veem Theater | coproduction workspacebrussels, De Brakke Grond | in collaboration with dance4 Nottingham, PACT Zollverein, Kaaitheater, Dansstationen


Fernando Belfiore – DEU$/exM4CHIN4 (40')
DEU$/exM4CHIN4 investigates our fantasies about a miraculous rescue from the things that threaten us. Fernando Belfiore (SNDO) uses this theatrical term to explore the powers in a performance that can induce an experience of true change. Different modes of engagement with the audience, the power of the body and of machinery, and stretching the limits of theatricality become a starting point for a choreography that balances between the epic, sciencefiction and a ritual. 

choreography & direction Fernando Belfiore | creation & performance Goran Goki Kusic, Luna Eggers Matz, Rozemarijn de Neve, Jija Sohn | set Nikola Knežević | sound Sne Martin Snider | assistance Riccardo Gurratti | artistic coaching Suzy Blok | production Dansmakers | coproduction workspacebrussels


Tamago – Jija Sohn (30')
Tamago is a spectacular solo that begins as a static image and ends with an overwhelming bang. In a physical choreography accompanied by uplifting beats, seemingly inconsistent elements trigger your imagination in various directions. Jija Sohn (SNDO) takes you on a trip between different realities, between the physical and the virtual, kitsch and the concrete. A roller coaster, a fight and a lullaby at the same time.

concept & performance Jija Sohn | support SNDO, Het Veem, workspacebrussels


Emmanuel Van der Auwera – A Certain Amount of Clarity (40')
With his performance installation A Certain Amount of Clarity, Emmanuel Van der Auwera (HISK) investigates the other side of the image: the position of the onlooker and how we are drawn into certain kinds of imagery. The performance takes the phenomena of gore movies as a starting point, and consists of subtle reenactments of user testimonies posted on the internet. In a very precise yet poetic manner, a hidden dimension of images is unveiled: how we experience them and how they reflect our deepest fears and desires.

concept & development Emmanuel Van der Auwera | with the support of HISK, Bozar, Cinéma des Galleries, Centre Pompidou, Campo, workspacebrussels


Katharina Smets – Detroit Detour (40')
Detroit, once the world capital of the car industry, is now merely a detour to be avoided. The once booming city has become a ghost town known for its high crime rate. But it looks like something is changing in the vast voids amidst the city. Documentary maker Katharina Smets wanders through the urban landscape. Amidst the ruins left behind by capitalism at its peak, she discovers unexpected beauty. Katharina shares her experience in an imaginative audio performance in the dark.

concept & development Katharina Smets | soundscapes Inne Eysermans | production Klein Verzet | in collaboration with deBuren, workspacebrussels, wpZimmer


Various Artists – The Reflecting Pool: Living the Image
The Reflecting Pool is a mix between an exhibition, a reading corner, a museum shop and a living room. Not only does it gather texts, films and artworks that have inspired artists, it also puts new installations and special editions on display, and offers a stage for concerts, workshops, encounters and interventions. 

installations, screenings & workshops by Robbert&Frank, Egon Van Herreweghe, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Emi Kodama, Sarah&Charles, Antigone Michalakopoulou, Charbel-Joseph Boutros, Philip Janssens, Benjamin Van Citters, Nathan Azhderian, Joke Van den Heuvel

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