video

workspacebrussels

Open Studios

installation video exhibition

Open Studios
Open Studios

installation

Thu 15.04 - Fri 16.04.21

For this extra-large edition of the Open Studios, workspacebrussels has mapped out a museum-like route throughout their spaces and the neighbouring Kaaistudios. As you discover both buildings from sides you haven’t seen before, you will be surprised by installations, sculptures and videos set up in unexpected places. But the experience doesn’t end there: you are also invited to a curated walk in the city, a WhatsApp-performance, and unannounced interventions in public space.

Jimmy Robert

Cruising

video

Cruising
Cruising

video

Tue 03.03 - Sun 08.03.20

Jimmy Robert brought five performers together in Bucharest. Together, they perform various choreographic sketches along the road from the People’s House to the Cathedral of National Salvation. It is a queer act of resistance that undermines the power of politics and religion.

buren

To give voice to

video

To give voice to
To give voice to

video

Mon 02.03 - Sat 07.03.20

To give voice to is part of a research on the female voice. 70% of women speak with a higher pitch than their normal range. The pitch is connected to attractiveness, empathy, innocence, femininity and authority. This video reflects upon the idea of a siren (becoming a siren) through the character of a female police officer. 

Taavi Talve

Blind Spot

video installation

Blind Spot
Blind Spot

video

Wed 20.03 - Sat 23.03.19

Blind Spot is a quest to find what scarce traces remain of Epp Kotkas, an Estonian artist who was active in the experimental dance scene of New York in the 60s and 70s. Talve combines fact and fiction to tell the story of an artist who was totally unknown in her home country. What you witness is an essayistic memory that attempts to reconstruct an unrecorded past.

Liz Magic Laser

Handle/Poignée

video installation

Handle/Poignée
Handle/Poignée

video

Wed 13.03 - Sat 16.03.19

Starting from linguist George Lakoff's archetypes to describe the dynamics between politicians and citizens, Liz Magic Laser has made a colourful instructional video for a political dance therapy.

Dictaphone Group

Nothing to Declare

video installation

Nothing to Declare
Nothing to Declare

video

Fri 03.02 - Sat 04.02.17

Inspired by an old map of the Middle East – which clearly shows how many cross-border train connections there once were, Dictaphone Group went on a research mission along the entirely disused railway network in modern-day Lebanon. Nothing to Declare is about the meaning of borders within Lebanon, borders with the neighbouring countries and borders in the Arab world.

Dick van der Harst & Jan Vromman

Say No!

music video

Say No!
Say No!

music

Sun 22.01.17

Inspired by the hymn Say No!, more than 30 choirs and ensembles from across the world have created their own song about conscientious objection and desertion. All the contributed images and sounds form the material for a video creation, intertwined with a live performance by a huge international choir.

Christophe Meierhans

You take the words right out of my mouth

video installation

You take the words right out of my mouth
You take the words right out of my mouth

video

Tue 10.01 - Sat 14.01.17

Four big screens show a busy street in Jerusalem’s Old Town and the everyday situations that take place there. You hear a voice-over in which Western expats informally – and occasionally even brashly – talk about a culture that is foreign to them.

Els Dietvorst

I watched the white dogs of the dawn

video installation

I watched the white dogs of the dawn
I watched the white dogs of the dawn

video

Thu 01.01 - Sat 10.12.16

In this video installation, Els Dietvorst allows the residents of a small Irish fishing village to speak. The pressure caused by European fishing quotas threatens the village’s survival. Dietvorst sets the deeply human individual stories against the backdrop of the wider European political and economic situation.

Andros Zins-Browne

Animating Freedom

video exhibition

Atlas Insights: Animating Freedom
Atlas Insights: Animating Freedom

video

Tue 22.11.16

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.

Andros Zins-Browne

A-Political Animals

talk video

Atlas Insights: A-Political Animals
Atlas Insights: A-Political Animals

talk

Tue 15.11.16

The ethical standards with which we treat animals have been the subject of considerable research. But are animals also capable of political action? Philosopher and animal theorist Fahim Amir tells surprising stories about the role of animals in the history of humankind.

Andros Zins-Browne

The Revolution Will Be Televised

talk video

Atlas Insights: The Revolution Will Be Televised
Atlas Insights: The Revolution Will Be Televised

talk

Tue 08.11.16

In Rabih Mroué’s video The Pixelated Revolution, a Syrian man uses his telephone to film a sniper shooting him. Smartphones have an unmistakeable revolutionary and commercial potential, but where are the obstacles?

fieldworks / Heine Avdal

Box with holes

performance installation video

Box with holes
Box with holes

performance

Sat 23.04.16

Box with holes seeks to explore the relationship between touch and its visualisation. How do we see and experience inter- human interaction in a world where we contact each other more and more through technology?
Box with holes focuses on a displacement of the senses, which places the spectator into another mental state.

Joachim Koester & Miles Whittaker

The Place of Dead Roads

music video

The Place of Dead Roads
The Place of Dead Roads

music

Tue 18.11.14

Four dirty, down and out, androgynous cowboys adopt the ritual poses from the Western genre. Gradually their actions come to resemble an odd kind of dance. Screening of a new film by the Danish artist Joachim Koester, with a live concert by Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare).

Els Dietvorst

Art-Coeur-Merci

performance installation video

Art-Coeur-Merci
Art-Coeur-Merci

performance

Sat 03.05.14

The videos and writings of Els Dietvorst explore themes such as social conflict and survival in the margins. Art-Coeur-Merci is a film installation about a young Cameroonian man trying to survive in Brussels, with the addition of a performance by Angélique Wilkie. They make us reflect on the essential things in life.

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