BANG! CURATED BY JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL
BANG! #5 CURATED BY JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL
CURATED BY JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL
6 May - 8 JUNE 2017
BANG! FESTIVAL: travelling arts festival BRUSSELs
Due to the construction work currently being undertaken, KultuurKaffee has opted for a nomadic existence and, together with a guest curator, assembles twice a year a multidisciplinary programme of events at various locations dotted around the city of Brussels.
During 6 weeks our guest curator works around a specific theme. He or she chooses different artists from several artistic fields to create and put together an impressive line up. Each time we search for a unique location in the heart of Brussels that harmonizes with the philosophy of the program.
This spring artist and musician Joris Van De Moortel will be the guest curator of BANG! festival #5.
about CURATOR JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL:
‘the 10 commandments for the guitarplayer in Vienna" by Krinzinger Projekte, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, Dec. 2016’
Belgian artist Joris Van De Moortel (°1983) breaks any existing boundaries between fine arts and music. Van De Moortel makes mixed media pieces that often incorporate elements of his musical performances; a guitar he smashed on stage the night before, panels from a stage he played on. Sometimes the work comes after a performance; sometimes it’s made during.
Moreover, Van de Moortel is strongly influenced by Musique Concrète, a form of experimental music where everyday sounds are transformed into sound collages with the help of electronic devices.
Van de Moortel's process-driven oeuvre encompasses sculptures, drawings and paintings but also assemblages of musical instrument fragments, neon tubing and other remnants of performance debris that, when combined, achieve an unexpected sense of harmony. This work process (giving objects a new function) generates a form of catharsis. As an artist he manifests the tension that occurs between order and chaos with great precision and refinement.
Van De Moortel's work has been exposed multiple times in renowned international institutions all around the world such as Ludwig Múzeum (Budapest), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Musée Sainte-Croix (Poitiers), Palais de Tokyo en Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris), Het Centraal Museum (Utrecht), Kringzinger (Vienna), MAC's Grand Hornuin (Mons) and more locations.
Extra information about Joris Van De Moortel
BANG!FESTIVAL #5 THEMe:
’12 proverbs On plates ’
Joris Van De Moortel will bring an ode to painter Pieter Paul Bruegel De Oude and his allegoric painting "12 proverbs" (1558-1660). Every evening will highlight one of the twelve proverbs with sound art and performances.
- To hide with a blue hooded cloak
- It is ill fishing behind the net
- To beat one's head against the wall
- To "shoot" the moon
- To fall between two stools
- To hang the bell about the cat's neck
- To trim one's sails to the wind
- To carry fire in one hand and water in the other
- Drink and dice ruins wealth and fame
- To be like the dog in the manger
- To cast pearls before swine
- When the steed is stolen, the stable-door is locked
LOCATIon: BEGIJNHOFKERK BRUSSELs
BANG! curated by Joris Van de Moortel will take place for 6 weeks at the Begijnhofkerk Brussels. This gothic church, constructed in the 17th century, is located in the heart of Brussels between the old fish market (Saint-Catherine) and Square De Brouckère.
06/05 OPENING NIGHT: DIMITRI DUQUENNOY + CLEAR INSTANT + BLAASTAAL + LIESELOT DE WILDE & PIETER THEUNS + CARLO TUNE UP / MAURO PAWLOWSKI / JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL + TUTTI FRATELLI
23/05 BANG! PASCAL DEWEZE, KAREN WILLEMS, JEROEN STEVENS, TIM VANDENBERGH, ÈLG | MU. | NEW ROOT CANAL | DE BATTERIES
6/06 BANG! ALIEN OBSERVER’S VOCAL NIGHT OUT WITH SOLOISTS: RAMSES VAN DEN EEDE, BENJAMIN ABEL MEIRHAEGHE, RAPHAËL DESMARETS, DOLLY BING BING & JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL
8/06 BANG! CLOSING NIGHT: NICO DOCKX INVITES DOUGLAS PARK + ANDRÉ VIDA + KRIST TORFS + ERIC THIELEMANS + LAMONT STIGLER
our previous BANG! FESTIVAL EDITIons:
- BANG! FESTIVAL #1 CURATED BY TEUN VERBRUGGEN (musician) - 12th of February - 27th of March 2015 @ W-O-L-K-E, KVS, RECYCLART (thema: Improvisation)
- BANG! FESTIVAL #2 CURATED BY SASKIA DE COSTER (author) - 22nd of September - 29th of October 2015 @ BOZAR (thema: The City)
- BANG! FESTIVAL #3 CURATED BY JOHANNES VERSCHAEVE (musician) - 18th of February - 25th of March 2016 @ The Brussels Art_Institute (thema: No Comforts - No Zones)
- BANG! FESTIVAL #4 CURATED BY SACHLI GHOLAMALIZAD (playwriter/actress) - 6th of October - 10th of November 2016 @ Beursschouwbrug, De Markten, Muntpunt, Globe Aroma (thema: Fernweh)