The magisterial Life and Times epic is approaching its conclusion. The life story of Kristin Worrall is continuing in two films, combined into a marathon screening. Episode 7 pays tribute to Citizen Kane and the conventions of Hollywood’s black and white films. Episode 8 takes an entirely different direction, as a Cinemascope colour film with wide, uninterrupted shots. No prior knowledge is necessary: a cinematic newsflash-like introduction will concisely summarize the story so far.
The improvisations of the American choreographer Steve Paxton to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations are unforgettable for anyone who ever witnessed them. Paxton began the project in 1984 and stopped in 1992. For ten days, video artist Walter Verdin followed the movements of the improvising Paxton and edited a striking 54 minute-long dance film.
Brussels has always been a city that embraced exiles.The Price of the Ticket continues this tradition. The Fashion designer and activist Rachida Aziz is now inviting a new generation of refugees on stage. Expect an evening of music, dance, poetry and video.
Cinemaximiliaan is a cinema for people on the move. The project started spontaneously in the refugee camp in the Maximilian Park, where daily film screenings provided a welcome distraction. The volunteers of Cinemaximiliaan have encountered dozens of newcomers with artistic talent. This evening features work by three of these people.
During the Day of the Dancewe show a screening ofIT'S IN THE AIR. In this 2008 collaboration between Jefta van Dinther and Mette Ingvartsen, the two performers jumped on large trampolines for 50 minutes. This video registration is all that remains of the intense physical challenge.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In this new film Grace Schwindt evokes discussions that she witnessed in her youth in Frankfurt, while growing up in a left-wing environment. The text, which is variously incorporated in the film, is based on an interview with an activist from the 1960s and 1970s student movement.
PERFORMATIK 2015DOUBLE BILL - Body Not Fit For Purpose is the first overtly political work of choreographer Jonathan Burrows and musician Matteo Fargion. Its starting point is the uselessness of dancing to express anything of any real concern and at the same time the inherent, gloriously foolish radicality of the attempt. With sequenza, artist Manon de Boer and violinist and composer George van Dam present a programme of live performances and films around four compositions for solo violin
Wings, a silent movie made in 1927, combines a romantic plot with impressive images of air battles from the First World War. Eric Sleichim and BL!NDMAN [drums] present its screening with a selection of percussion music from the 20th and 21st centuries, with turntables and live electronics.
In the film The Rabbit and the Teasel, integrally shot in the Irish countryside, fiction and autobiographical elements are interwoven into a lyrical tale that drags the viewer into a world of beauty, death, and decay. Documentary maker and artist Els Dietvorst paints a picture of the human condition in Ireland today as well as of man and nature in the 21st century.
Burning Ice - Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.
Burning Ice - This documentary reveals the motivations and inner life of the cooperative. It shows people who in a time of economic and ecological crisis are doing something to counter the might of industrial agriculture: The strategy of bent cucumbers.