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15.05.2022 19:00

Premiere and public conversation

Price: € 8

OFFoff presents:
3 x Manon de Boer (III)

Manon de Boer & Latifa Laâbissi
Ghost Party (2)
BE/FR • 2022 • 58' • colour • digital

Followed by a public conversation between Manon de Boer and Pieternel Vermoortel (artistic coordinator of Netwerk Aalst)

Since 2015 artist-filmmaker Manon de Boer and choreographer-dancer Latifa Laâbissi have been in continuous dialogue about the numerous voices that inhabit their thinking and bodies. During a long process of exchange and ‘cannibalizing’, a performance Ghost Party (1) (2021) as well as a film Ghost Party (2) were created.

In Ghost Party (2), De Boer and Laâbissi create little fictions with vases, stones and other materials, while giving voice to texts of ‘ghosts’ from their shared genealogies, like writer-filmmaker Marguerite Duras, film critic Serge Daney, the French rapper Casey and Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. In this polyphony of voices and accents their beings blend with others, subtly questioning the politics of language and identity.

Shot in the Woning Van Wassenhove that was designed by Juliaan Lampens, Ghost Party (2) playfully interweaves performance, visual art and cinema. In this heterogenic form the voices, the bodies and objects each time appear in a different light, thus underlining the fundamental theme of transmutation and creation.


• The Ghent premiere of this new film is the closing event of a series of three evenings that OFFoff devotes to the work of Manon de Boer on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Blindsight – Manon de Boer in dialogue with Latifa Laâbissi and Laszlo Umbreit’ at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (February 13 – May 22) in Deurle. The other evenings take place on Monday March 14 and Monday April 11.

• The three film programs are free for holders of a ticket of the exhibition. Conversely, a film ticket provides free access to the exhibition.

Avond3 lead Md B Ghost Party2 1