2017 | The Operators and the Targets @Layered, not Blended, BREW

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detail from a collective collage made at St.Alexius Psycho-Sociaal Centrum, Elsene

Event at BREW, Friday November 3rd,
Schootstraat 1 Rue du Pene, 1000 Brussel

exhibition, performances, film screening, artists talk, workshop and lecture

Layered not Blended

At a very basic level, a ‘collage’ can be described as a (temporary) stage in the process of removing certain imagery from its original context and placing it in a new context. In this new context, the original transferred image becomes part of a new constellation of (other transferred) imagery, thus becoming part of and helping to create a new whole, a new reality. Even though the original element can be covered up, half visible, painted over etc., unlike with the mixing of paint, the original single elements of the collage are all simultaneously present. The reality of the collage is made up by and depends on the distinct properties of the individual parts, it is layered rather than blended. Upon inspection it opens up like a fractal rather than presenting a closed surface. In this layering lies its depth, expression and attraction.

During an afternoon and evening program at BREW, we propose to offer this reading of the collage as a framework in which to explore the intersections of the artistic, political and societal aspects of several, diverse practices.

There will be a workshop, an exhibition, several performances, a film screening, artists talks and a lecture.

The event is a collaboration between KAOS, Psycho-Sociaal Centrum St. Alexius, Calcite Revolt and BREW.

Participation and contributions by, amongst others: Nicolas Galeazzi, Samah Hijawi, Philippine Hoegen, Paoletta Holst, Rune Peitersen, Carolien Stikker with Fabienne Dragonetti and the Kunstatelier (KAOS), Robert Suermondt, Erik Thys.