Ane Hjort Guttu Time Passes
In Time Passes, we follow Damla, a young art student at the end of the summer, who in the context of her art project decides to follow the Roma woman Bianca as she begs each day, keeping her company along the roadside. Damla is striving to achieve perfect quality, but is this even possible, given her position as an artist? She quickly runs into a plethora of ethical questions.
The annual series of lectures Shapeshifters has taken place at the Beursschouwburg for the past 10 years. These lectures try to expose our complex and constantly changing society in relation to the technological and future developments.
Hana Miletić Materials
In one of his courses at the Collège de France in the 1970s Roland Barthes introduced the metaphor of unthreading for the act of describing. His aim was to consider the nature of translation from material into language. - Joke Robaard
Julien Fournet Amis, il faut faire une pause
A break. Falling with abandon into a cascade, bathing in basins, finding events, consent to paths, let oneself succumb to the waves. Finally, sinking into the knees in algae to feel their complete vitality.
10 years Auguste Orts
In November 2016, Auguste Orts will celebrate their 10th anniversary. This memorable occasion can only be celebrated at Beursschouwburg, given that it was here that ten years ago, they began their adventure as a production and distribution platform for artists' films, as residents here in the Auguste Orts Street.
You may see Tommy riding a horse through a McDonalds drive through on a Wednesday afternoon in Tallinn. Why? Because he has a horse and he fancied a Big Mac. It's simple, really. Tommy is just... different. His raps are as bleak and brutal as the USSR, his style's insane and a must see.
Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert GO AWAY SORROW OF THE WORLD (working title)
The Ghent-based artist duo Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert (BE) are currently working on a project, in which they are producing small wooden suitcases. The suitcases – the same size as hand baggage in airplanes – contain fold-out works of art and performances. In the Beursschouwburg, they will during the day unpack and set up the content of the suitcase with the title GO AWAY, SORROW OF THE WORLD. In the run-up to their new performance, we invite you to come and have a look at this budding new universe. The message of the work may seem naive, but it refers to the simple – and age-old – belief that with this text, like a mantra, one can effectively improve the world. Everyone who reads, thinks and speaks this text is sending something good out into the world.
Emanuel Almborg The Majority Never Has Right On Its Side
In The Majority Never has Right on its Side, the Swedish artist Emanuel Almborg brings Summerhill - a utopisch altruistic school concept - into relation to the image that has been created of this particular school down through its history. Almborg dives into the school's visual history and investigates what can be described as the 'utopisch image'. How is this image constructed? What are its potential pitfalls?
Melanie Bonajo Night Soil - Economy of Love
Night Soil - Economy of Love is the title of Melanie Bonajo's second feat within her trilogie Night Soil. After having focused on nature topics and human's inability to live in balance with it in her previous feat Faked Paradise (2014), her latest film is dedicated to womanhood and sensuality. It is a portrait of sex workers in Brooklyn who rediscover their female desires and find a new natural approach to sexual pleasure.
Yuri Ancarani The Challenge
The Challenge is an anthology of the modern desert. The film perfectly reveals the contradictions between ancient traditions of the Middle East – here symbolized by falconry – and modernity, with its ultramodern technology and other Western temptations. Thanks to micro-cameras, we also experience this environment from the perspective of the falcons and wild animals.
In The Challenge, the Italian artist Yuri Ancarani questions how we are able to hang onto our cultural roots in a world that seems doomed to become ever more globalized.
Ericka Beckman You The Better
Playfully, You The Better ingeniously cuts away at society's tender pain spots. The 'game' refers with a sharp, ironic wink of the eye to our society as a fickle lottery: You'd better make it, or else!
Creative Mornings #23: Marnix Rummens
Be prepared for our Creative Morning which will saturate your stomach and your brain at the same time! Listen to selected speech holders and their inspiring lectures while drinking a delicious cup of hot coffee in our Beurskafee.