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Augenmusik (re-enactment)

Ghent, Belgium

December 13h, 2019

curated by Bart De Baere

in the framework of symposium

"Work & Democracy"

Ekaterina Vasilyeva

For the reactivation of the performance Augenmusik (Paris, 2016) twelve artists, poets, writers and whatever individuals will silently walk through of the city of Gent holding in their hands police emergency lights. They will trace 12 individual ways starting from 12 different locations in Gent (central points of 12 main neighbourhoods) and finally converge in one central point : the auditorium of the University of Gent (UFO).


Police emergency light, a strong signifier of state power and a signal of danger, is given into hands of an individual that holds it as a voice and responsibility. Weaving their pass alone but simultaneously all over the city, the performers create an alternative kind of public assembly. Through the ritual walking they transform topography into space of enunciation. The performance attempts for a poetic transformation of the status quo putting in tension political strength and means for individual liberation in specific socio-political context.

        >> city map to follow the performance from 12 starting points

        >> meeting point from 7pm:

              University of Gent - UFO

              Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, Gent


Symposium "Work & Democracy" is organised by Crescendo-S in collaboration with Zal Wel Gaan, Ghent University, the city of Ghent and DIEM25. This two-day symposium aims to promote creative, independent and long-term thinking about work and democracy, internationally but also locally. 

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7.30 pm, UFO (University Forum ), Ghent

Saturday, December 14, 2019 9am - 6pm, Zebrastraat, Zebrastraat 32/001, Ghent

>> more about the performance Augenmusik (Paris, 2016)


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