collection of M HKA, Antwerp (BE)
curated by Azad Asifovich
Images Mathilde Geldhof/ Alex Martinelli
image by the artist
Re-enactments in public space
2021 Performative Walk, streets of Aalst, Belgium and live-broadcast
2019 Augenmusik (re-enactment), streets of Ghent, Belgium
streets of Aalst, Belgium and live-broadcast
commissioned by Netwerk Aalst
live-broadcast by Netwerk Aalst (excerpt)
In the present context of unprecedented restrictions of public life and repressive politics to control the current health crisis, artist Katya Ev together with Netwerk Aalst decided to organize a performative walk. Three performers will silently and separately depart from different parts of the city of Aalst holding blue flashing lights, hereby following all current regulations.
The current Covid-related measures are taken through a logic of emergency, crisis and necessity, but cause alarming situations in numerous other domains. Already for a longer time, authorities have embraced a ‘state of exception’. Conceived by the artist to not go against any applicable law, the walk makes visible to what extent the authorities themselves walk on the border of legislation. More info here
Performers: Aline Hernández, Mia Kreutz, Hadassa Ngamba
Performers: Moj Bahadori, Walter Van Dam, Charlotte Demarquet, yOni. Doukhan, Jethro Ferri, Audrey Fosseprez, Kiara Govaert, Jeanne Le Lièvre, Nathaniel Ortiz, Alice Roubinette, Théo Roux, Mélanie Weil.
Video documentation on the link