PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde
The Belgian Maarten Vanden Eynde and the Cameroonian Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. Yet the structures depend upon one another to stay in balance. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence. At a personal, political ánd artistic level. The project will be translated into a growing photo exhibition at Kaaitheater. Moussa and Vanden Eynde originally created the project for SUD2010, the triennial art event in Douala (Cameroon), whose starting point was the 50th anniversary of independence being marked by 17 African countries.
• Alioum Moussa and Maarten Vanden Eynde first encountered one another during Present Perfect. This project by Enough Room for Space initiates collaborations between European and Cameroonian artists. Vanden Eynde’s artistic practice encompasses sculpture, video, photography, installation and performance – which are often context-related. From a globalised perspective, he asks questions about evolution. What is progress? Are we actually progressing? And what are we progressing towards? He founded the Brussels-based independent arts space Enough Room For Space together with Marjolijn Dijkman. Alioum Moussa is a visual artist and graphic designer. His work ranges from street art to installation art, clothing and craft design, and is often based on social issues.