10 / 11 / 2022 20h Projection,Discussion, Party
Belgian Premier : A HOUSE PLACED IN BETWEEN – Poetry in the comfortable greyzone (2020) by Toshie Takeushi (SIC 2013)
Followed by a conversation with the director, moderated by Els Opsomer.
An ambiguous notion of territory, property and home.
In 2009, the embassy of Democratic Republic of the Congo located in the Hague, Netherlands was suddenly closed. Behind the closure, a legal fight had been taking place between the state of the Congo and a debt collector. One year later in 2010, a few days before the new squatting law entered into force, the embassy was squatted. Soon, it was transformed into a collective living house with music, art and communal events.
The film is based on Takeuchi’s performative research, that through re-enactment, explores the different perspectives and narratives in and around the occupied embassy. The film is a contemplative reflection of the “protected” artists living in this ambiguous grey zone, while questioning the colonial legacy that was and is still embedded in today’s political system and our perceptions.
Toshie Takeushi is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Denmark. « I am interested in how narratives are curated and structured, how microscopic stories of individuals or small local cities can challenge on greater structure creating public narratives and how they can participate in suggesting different/new perspectives at geo-political level.
Territory, property, home – ambiguous boundaries between affection, ownership and power often comes into question during my search. I find “participation” and/or “becoming” are important notions as well as the acts to understanding the relationship between the one and the others and the whole. »
Film website: https://www.houseplacedinbetween.space/
Artist website: https://www.toshietakeuchi.com/bio/shortBio.html
And at 21:30 We continue the evening with a Party at Project(ion) Room !
MUSIC ON : JuliEn –
Event organised by SoundImageCulture.