WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — Within a series of small compositions, bodies are placed and displaced in relation to each other. Playing with weight and balance, they counterbalance and shape the space between them. In the margin of the performance, Wouter Krokaert also shows the visual work that underlies it. What is explored in one area is reinforced and supplemented in another, across the boundaries of disciplines.
During Unsettled Study, a.pass platform for artistic research is revisiting the architectural, material and performative components of doing research together. The group is establishing a space of study at Kanal where you can join their explorations as they happen.
With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.
Filip Berte’s current project focuses on the mechanism of inclusion and exclusion of uninvited newcomers in Western society. With the use of a camera obscura and a hidden digital camera, he installed a critical ‘moment of auto-reflection’ in several asylum centers. During Performatik he initiates a new phase of the project in an asylum center in Brussels
Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.
Key figure in the Arte Povera movement Mario Merz became fascinated by the famous Fibonacci sequence in the 1970s. He translated the series into spiralling forms, igloos, and compositions with tables. CC Strombeek is exhibiting the title page and three images of such a table design.
During the last Insight evening, Andros Zins-Browne is opening a one-night exhibition with work by six video artists. They focus on the real versus virtual worlds, and how political leaders use images to manipulate our concepts of freedom.
In Lola Arias’ video installation Veterans, Argentinian veterans look back at their traumatic experiences during the Falklands War in 1982. Thirty-five years on, they retrieve their war memories through a kind of time machine that transports their past to the present.
There is a growing realization that the natural resources and space on our planet are finite, and a growing fear of climate change. But can we move from the acquisition of knowledge and experimentation to genuine change and spatial transformation?