LUCA is particularly well represented at Contour 10 with a symposium and an exhibition that grew out of a research project, a premiere for alumna Mieriën Coppens and the fact that the biennale is curated by our partner Auguste Orts vzw.
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#LUCAlecturer Christina Stuhlberger organizes a symposium as part of her research project "Double Voiced". The symposium is part of the exhibition of the same name curated by the collective elephy.
Curated by Auguste Orts & Kunsthal Extra City
Double Voiced brings together the audiovisual work of four artists in a shared scenography. At the centre of their work is the observation of people, places and customs. The exhibition questions how self-images and identity are performed and constructed, and looks at the everyday habits and objects that define these images. It enters both domestic space and landscapes, listens to the human voice and nature, and cherishes female role models. Together, the artists’ works form a collective patchwork of voices. As a result, each of their protagonists is individually strengthened and socially and politically activated.
Just as the four artists support each other within their shared production and distribution platform, elephy, their works resonate with each other when presented in one space. They share a fascination for the materiality of film and the tactility of sound, contributing to the sensory atmosphere that colours the exhibition space. The playful, multifaceted scenography invites you to discover their individual artistic practices and explore the connections between them.
Double Voiced is a co-production of Kunsthal Extra City and CON10UR. The Contour Biennale for Moving Image in Mechelen is having its tenth edition and is moving outside its city limits for the first time.
Scenography: Yuichiro Onuma
With the generous support of:
Stad Antwerpen, Vlaanderen, SD Worx, Auguste Orts, Elephy, Nona Kunstencentrum, LUCA School of Arts, KASK & Conservatorium, CON10UR
Location Kunsthal Extra City - Chapel, Provinciestraat 112, 2018 Antwerpen
Malgré Tout will also premiere during Contour. Malgré tout is a collection of short films by #LUCAalumnus Mieriën Coppens and Elie Maissin. They shed light on the poignant, compelling current situation of undocumented migrants. Their subdued, poetic film language evokes diverse individual and collective ways of communicating: in different spoken languages, with the silent language of the body, with an environment.
It is also striking that this is the first edition to be curated by artists. Contour works together with Auguste Orts vzw for this purpose. Auguste Orts vzw is a production and artist platform led by five video artists. A large part of them are alumni and (guest) lecturers of LUCA. Auguste Orts unites generations and styles and thus provides an excellent picture of the quality and diversity within contemporary Artists' Moving Image.
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This project was realized with support from the #LUCAbreakout fund. LUCA School of Arts pools resources to support students, researchers, teachers and employees willing to put LUCA on the map. A central budget provides low-threshold support for well-defined initiatives.