Opening: 20.09.2019 – 20:00


La Fabrique d'un Single screen

Joëlle Tuerlinckx - La Fabrique d'un Single screen

20 September 2019 until 12 January 2020
Opening on Friday 20 September 2019, 20:00
Doors open from 18:00


20 September, 20 October, 17 November, 15 December and 22 December, 11:00 - 18:00

From September 20, Kunsthal Gent presents a film performance by Joëlle Tuerlinckx, La Fabrique d'un Single screen. Tuerlinckx makes Kunsthal Gent her studio for the editing of the film The Single Screen, a project that was developed in Dia:Beacon (US) between 2015 and 2018. The process of reworking, editing and re-taking more than 200 hours of sound and visual material becomes a new exhibition in Kunsthal Gent, which involves actors and collaborators, but also the public.

The project is part of ​THAT'S IT!, Tuerlinckx' performative practice which has continued to evolve across different countries and venues since 2012, similar to a television series. All 120 edited scenes, recorded in Dia:Beacon, are visible on screen or on request, and form the basic material for ‘La Fabrique d'un ​Singlescreen’​. As a journey through this footage, each actor and musician will compose their own live version of ‘The Single Screen’, which will be preserved in its entirety. Each of these 1h30-long live VJ sessions will be complemented by live voice-overs, vocals, subtitles or comments.

At the end of the process, a series of classic as well as unique films of 1 hour and 30 minutes will be on the table. These final versions of 'The Single Screen' will be visible from December and will be presented next year at the S.M.A.K. Ghent and Dia:Beacon NY.

Between two different sessions, musical interludes will take place, made especially in the context of the ecclesiastical architecture of Kunsthal Gent. The production and re-enactments will be done by regular actors from the THAT'S IT! team, as well as by employees of Kunsthal Gent and, exceptionally, by visitors. During opening hours, the THAT'S IT! team regularly hosts performative moments. ​

A production of ​Escautville​, a film performance of​ THAT'S IT! Dia:Beacon, realised by Joëlle Tuerlinckx.​ With actors / performers / musicians: Bieke Criel, Christoph Fink, Raimon Gaffier, Valentijn Goethals, Estelle Labes, Lutèce MaugIer, Ine Meganck, Rémi Rupprecht, Juliette Thomas, Jivan van der Ende, Dan Wolfe and extras.

Since the 1990s, and mainly after her participation in Documenta 11 in 2002, the artistic journey of the Belgian artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx (°1958) has gained momentum, with solo and group exhibitions in major institutions around the world (including the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2009, the Haus der Kunst in Munich in 2013, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg in 2014 and her participation in Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017). Today Tuerlinckx is among the most internationally renowned Belgian artists of her generation. She was recently nominated for the Belgian Art Prize 2020​.