‘YOUth day #2: Screenings & Performance with D'Broej and La Claque’

3 Nov.'21
- 17:00

As part of the Next Generation, Please! exhibition, young people are taking the floor at Bozar to present the artistic projects they have been working on during the 2020-2021 season. The second YOUth Day will highlight participants who developed projects with D’Broej and the Foyer des Jeunes des Marolles.

5:00 – 5:45 pm: Scar the Car
Hall Horta
In tandem with their film Mauvaise (Gr) Haine, youngsters from the D’Broej project invite the audience to enjoy the performance of Scar the Car by artist Eric Van Uytven. This Brussels artist, the son and grandson of local car mechanics, invites the audience to a collective and personal mourning process by scarring a car. How do we mourn? How do we remember someone or deal with the loss of a loved one? Every culture, every belief, every individual has their own rituals and their own way of coping with grief. Scar the Car prompts us to mourn what has been lost and what each of us wants to hold on to. During the performance, the video Mourning Walk will be shown. Spectators will follow a car through the streets of Brussels, from Gare de l’Ouest (Molenbeek) to Kanal, the final destination for the car-turned-sculpture, which is then cut into pieces; its scars are collected into a book.

6-6.50pm: Premier of Mauvaise (Gr) Haine
Followed by a Q&A with the team
The three friends behind the Mauvaise (Gr) Haine project are regulars at the D’Broej youth centre – Riad Bekhakh, Mohammed Benassar and Donovan N’Tumba. They have come together driven by a pressing need to honour their friend, Dimitri Lu, a victim of street violence. Anxious to own the debate around their friend’s death and to speak out about the reality of daily life for young people in Brussels, the trio asked for advice from Brussels-based director Julian Bordeau. Together they wrote a script; the three boys played their own roles and left the directing to Julian. In this short film, they re-enact the hours before their friend’s funeral, questioning with emotion and sincerity the importance of personal and collective mourning. 

6.50-8pm: Premier of "Now That We're Here"
Followed by a Q&A with the team
During the 2021-22 school year, artists Gilles Escoyez and Laurie Perissutti brought together a dozen youngsters from the Foyer des Jeunes des Marolles for an ambitious two-part artistic project: a play and a film about the meeting between the young adults from Brussels and another group of youngsters from the Swiss Jura. The short film Maintenant qu'on est là (Now that we’re here) tells the story of these young people’s journey, from their first correspondence, to travelling and meeting in Switzerland, and the process of writing a play. A humorous portrait of a young generation questioning its future and its place in society.

Practical information


Horta Hall

rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels

Limited capacity, registration in advance recommended.