During BOZAR OPEN AIR, two Belgian artists will give performances inspired by confinement in a limited space, a reality familiar to everyone since lockdown.
STILLS IV and V are projection installations by Kris Verdonck showing tattooed bodies. Their tattoos fuse with the graffiti on the walls and their bodies depict the state of the city. The imprisoned figures seek their place in a neoliberal system, in the friction between an infrastructure and the people who live in it.
Shrink01995 is an installation by Lawrence Malstaf consisting of two transparent plastic plates and a device that gradually sucks out the air between them. As such, the body is almost vacuum packed. The imprisoned person slowly changes position and evolves from an almost embryonic position to a structure reminiscent of a crucified body.
From 5.30pm until sunrise the next day: Projection Stills IV and V (no reservation required)
6.30pm: Entrance to BOZAR Open Air opens to the public (registration is required)
7.00pm-7.20pm: 1st performance Shrink01995
8.30pm-8.50pm: 2nd performance Shrink01995
We advise you to bring a blanket as it can get cold.
Stills IV & V
Concept, direction & sound : Kris Verdonck
Dramaturgy : Marianne Van Kerkhoven
Camera : Vincent Pinckaers
Production : A Two Dogs Company
Coproduction : Onassis Cultural Centre - Fast Forward Festival (GR), Kaaitheater (BE)
In partnership with: Notti Bianche Europa 2006 (IT), Kaaitheater (BE)
With the support of : the Flemish Authorities, the Flemish Community Commission