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Els Dietvorst presents new works @ KunstenFestivaldesArts 2014

The videos, drawings, and writings of Els Dietvorst explore anti-utopian themes such as social conflict and survival in the margins. A few years ago, this self-proclaimed ‘urban artist’ moved to the Irish village of Duncormick, where she has since lived and worked to the rhythm of the elements and the seasons. In 2014, at the KunstenFestivaldesArts, Dietvorst presents a series of new works on migration and altered living conditions: an installation/performance, a film and an exhibition. Together they form a pathway between city and countryside, between centre and periphery.

Art-Coeur-Merci
PERFORMANCE @ Kaaitheater, 20 square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels
3/05 - 18:00
EN (no translation)

With Art-Coeur-Merci, the artist bids farewell to the city in which she lived and worked for years. This installation-performance describes the survival story of a young Cameroonian living as an outsider in Brussels. The film and the accompanying performance by Angélique Wilkie, based on Els Dietvorst's piece I'm going to my chickens, make us reflect on the essential things in life, as well as on urban and economic developments, the globalisation of the market and increasing individualism.

One Was Killed For Beauty, The Other One Was Shot, The Two Others Died Naturally
EXPO @ Argos, Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier, 1000 Brussels
Opening on 3/05 - 19:00 > 21:00
3/05 - 29/06
Wednesday to Sunday - 11:00 > 18:00

Three installations draw the viewer into a universe of beauty, destruction and death. A Nightmare fairy tale.

The Rabbit And The Teasel (première)
FILM @ Kaaitheater, 20 square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels
15/05 - 20:30
EN > NL / FR
Guy Guypens talks with Els Dietvorst after the film

Fiction and autobiographical elements are interwoven into this new film of Els Dietvorst, a lyrical tale of the current human condition in rural Ireland today, as well as of man and nature in the 21st century.

Following its premiere at the Kaaitheater, the film can be seen at Argos, in parallel with an exhibition of new work.



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