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The Stone Road

The Stone Road

The N6, better known as the “Bergense Steenweg”, links Brussels with Bergen; the city centre with the suburbs. This busy traffic artery cuts unpredictably through the landscape, giving a rapidly alternating view of outlandishly unorganised architecture, traces of industrial decline, desolate areas of no-man’s-land, run down discotheques and cheap mega stores. Sometimes tired, then lonely, them bustling with life, it cuts a straight line through Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia and penetrates the Belgian language barriers of Flemish and French. Orla Barry (IE), Els Dietvorst (B), Wim Cuyvers (B), Johanna Kirsch (AT), Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) form a temporary collective of artists from several disciplines who were formed to research this phenomenon which is so typical of the Belgian and now of the universal urban landscape. An ignored traffic ridden space.
The Stone Road, exhibition in argos, opening 2 May 2009 and NIGHT SHOP, performance in the Beursschouwburg on 9 May 2009. Both events happened in the frame of the kunstenfestivaldesarts

SoNGLiNeS

SoNGLiNeS

Firefly participates in City Visions, a festival organised in Mechelen (Belgium). For this project Firefly set up a new temporary collective with Orla Barry (IRL), Els Dietvorst (BE) & Hassan Darsi (MC), Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Christoph Fink (BE), Suchan Kinoshita (D/JP) and Johanna Kirsch (AT). Extra screening of Suchan Kinoshita's video on 21/06 at 15:00 in Conservatorium, Mechelen

Labyrint/01

2.147 km separate Brussels from Casablanca and Els Dietvorst (Firefly) from Hassan Darsi (La Source du Lion). It’s this physical and symbolical distance that Dietvorst and Darsi want to research on through this common project they called Labyrint.
The first phase of Labyrint resulted in a presentation of both artists with videos, a booklet and encounters in the Beursschouwburg, at the occasion of the opening of Daarkom, Vlaams-Marokkaans Culturenhuis on April, 11.

Making Sense in the City

Making Sense in the City

This symposium about culture, community and identity in an urban world has been organized by the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Ghent University. The artistic section has been supplied by the Firefly.

The Return of the Swallows

The Return of the Swallows

This project started in 1999 in the Anneessens district, close to the South station of Brussels, and ended with a multi-media exhibition in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in 2005.

The King's Children

The King's Children

A film, a book and an artwork by Els Dietvorst in the youth prison in Mol.

Song for the Price of a Goat

Song for the Price of a Goat

This film by Els Dietvorst is a homage to pureness, happiness, slowness. And to Luigi, an Italian shepherd living in Brussels.

Portable Stones

Portable Stones

A film by Orla Barry. The film has to do with voices, voices that travel over the sea, unanswered monologues; the difficulty of communication.