Installation at Kaaitheater
Involved: Alioum Moussa and Maarten Vanden Eynde
Kaaitheater: Sainctelettesquare 20 square Sainctelette, Brussels, BE
Verbeke Foundation: Westakker, Kemzeke, BE
Performatik: The Brussels performance art biennale. The festival seeks out the boundaries, unravels codes and stimulates meetings between performance arts and visual art. The binding element is the live event, the meeting between audience and performer, in the here and now. Performatik17
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After the intense 7 days full of vibrant conversations at Place de La Monnaie in Brussels as part of the Performatik Biennial 17, two installations are installed respectively at Kaaitheater and Verbeke Foundation.
Last summer 2016, the Belgian Maarten Vanden Eynde and the Cameroonian Alioum Moussa have been building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite: old versus new, wood versus plastic, and poor versus rich. Yet the structures depend upon one another to stay in balance.
During Performatik17, they located at La Place de la Monnaie / Muntplein in Brussels every day with their mobile house. You were invited to visit them in pairs for a discussion about what dependence and independence mean to you – at a personal, political and artistic level. The project was translated into a growing photo exhibition at Kaaitheater. Moussa and Vanden Eynde originally created the project for SUD2010, the triennial art event in Douala (Cameroon), whose starting point was the 50thanniversary of independence being marked by 17 African countries.
Alioum Moussa and Maarten Vanden Eynde first encountered one another during Present Perfect. This project by Enough Room for Space initiates collaborations between European and Cameroonian artists.