Join us this Friday Evening for an introduction to Casting Call by Eleni Kamma, with the presentation of Meta-Pierke, a new locally inspired character, and a video developed together with a group of KASK-performance students (under the guidance of artist and Hans Bryssinck.)
With Eleni Kamma's 'Casting Call' (2017 - ongoing), Kunsthal Gent is organising a temporary solo exhibition amid the Endless Exhibition for the first time. 'Casting Call' is an investigation into the concept of parrhesia: the courage to speak one's mind. The exhibition takes the form of an installation of characters (drawings, videos, costumes and props) that moves through the Endless Exhibition like a parade, inviting the visitor to participate in a sensory experience.
For the development of Meta-Pierke, a new, locally inspired character for Casting Call, Eleni joined forces with the first-year performance students from KASK School of Arts, under the guidance of the artist and pedagogue Hans Bryssinck. The students were invited to develop their own performative interventions in the public space, taking the concept of parrhesia and the character of Meta-Pierke as a starting point. They chose the Kalandeberg, a square in the city centre of Ghent that is an intersection of seven streets.
KASK performance students:
Linde Amerlynck, Nausikaä De Nil, Fleur Frateur, Elin Kerckhoven, Orfee Lambert, Mariken Valck, Lennert Vanhove, Cecilia Vinckevleugel
• Costume Meta-Pierke: Jivan van der Ende
• Guidance: Hans Bryssinck, Eleni Kamma
• Video: Shivadas De Schrijver
• Sound: Thibault Dupont
• Editing: Inneke van Waeyenberghe
Every Friday evening for 9 weeks, Kunsthal Gent will host a program centered around one or more artists, a collective or organization. From an artist talk, debate or book presentation to a performance, documentary or film evening.
The events are partly related to Kunsthal Gent's artistic program and have grown out of the courses of artists with whom we currently collaborate, such as the evenings with Eleni Kamma (in collaboration with Hans Bryssinck and KASK Performance students), Dieter Durinck and Ben Benaouisse.
However, much of Vrijdagavonden's program comes about in dialogue and collaboration with local partners and artists. For this series we collaborated with, among others, Lochness, School of Love, Martina Petrović & Robert Monchen (In de Ruimte) Filip Van Dingenen and Hélène Meyer (Piloot).
17.03 — Ghosts of the Monastery
Film evening about the carmelite monastery.
24.03 — De Nieuwe Organisatie
Ben Benaouisse looks back after four months at Kunsthal Gent.
31.03 — Deep Hanging Out
A pot-luck evening with School of Love: reflecting together on non-romantic love.
07.04 — Nessy Xtreme
Lochness transforms Kunsthal Gent's old chapel into a modular platform. Break a leg!
14.04 — Where Do We Go From Here
A public three-course dinner in which Martina Petroviç talks to Robert Monchen (In De Ruimte) about his experience with off-spaces.
21.04 — Casting Call: Introducing Meta-Pierke
Together with KASK performance students, Eleni Kamma presents a new video. A costume by Jivan Van der Ende.
28.04 — White Balls on Walls
Being more inclusive? More difficult than expected! A documentary by Sarah Vos, i.c.w. the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
05.05 — Travelogue of De Lieve
Video by Filip Van Dingenen and Hélène Meyer about a parade of troubadours along De Lieve. With debriefing.
12.05 — Boekpresentatie 'Bootleg Paintings'
Posture Editions presents Dieter Durinck's new book.