The conceptual work of Saddie Choua (Brussels) is a critique of the exotic and stereotypical narratives about migration and 'the other' that are common in contemporary media.
Often starting from ‘documentary’ material, visual or textual, Saddie Choua mixes fiction, literature, music, theater into complex spatial events. She wants to break with the language of contemporary media, as well as with the fasciniation for exotism which is often evoked as a pseudo-reality. Her challenge is not only to present alternative stories, but to create situations in which the spectator discovers the mechanisms at play in films and entertainment. With her work she wants to make power structures visible behind the images that we make our own and reproduce.
Saddie Choua works in the development programme from October 2019 to January 2020. She is nominated for the Belgian Art Prize 2020.
Friday 29 November 2019: artist talk + film screening
Friday 13 December 2019: film screenings (coinciding with the presentation of The Third Landscape by croxhapox at Kunsthal Gent)
Image: Jean-Pierre Stoop