BANG! CLOSING NIGHT: NICO DOCKX INVITES DOUGLAS PARK + ANDRÉ VIDA + KRIST TORFS + ERIC THIELEMANS + LAMONT STIGLER
Music Literature and lectures
To beat one's head against the wall in G#
Thursday 08 June 2017
Ouverture des portes : 20:00
Price : €5
Location : BEGIJNHOFKERK BRUSSELS Plan
BANG! FESTIVAL CURATED BY JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL
12 PROVERBS ON PLATES
@ BEGIJNHOFKERK BXL
BANG! CLOSING NIGHT:
NICO DOCKX INVITES DOUGLAS PARK + ANDRÉ VIDA + KRIST TORFS + ERIC THIELEMANS + LAMONT STIGLER
Proverb #12: To beat one's head against the wall in G#
© Joris Van De Moortel
We celebrate the end of the festival with a common artwork of improvised music by the following artists:
Nico Dockx lives and works in Antwerp. He works out of a fundamental preoccupation with archives and structural processes such as data, memories, information, distribution and management. Often outcome of collaboration with other artists, his installations, publications, soundscapes, texts and videos investigate the relationship between perception and remembrance, allowing multiple interpretations to emerge.
Nico Dockx has been awarded with a DAAD grant in 2005 and showed in Utopia Station, 50th Venice Bienial/ Haus der Künst, Munich; Monopolis, Witte de With, Rotterdam; Through Time & Today, Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes, 'daybyday & another day', le centre d'art de l'île de Vassivière, CRYPTICCRYSTALCLOUD, CCA Kitakyushu.
Douglas Park, U.K based and internationally active visual artist, author of literary prose and critical essays, also exhibition curator, as well as all practices combined. Most of his practice and output is written art and literary prose, either for solo work, in collaboration with others, project input and serving as critical essays. Fictitious architecture, landscape, weather, force and processes, at once equally natural and synthetic, described with embodiment and given an ultimate totality that is both extraordinary yet so credible, while the cause behind procedures and morality of it all is intentionally made to appear uncertain. Forms and outlets include: exhibitions, live events, printed publication, audio recordings, online, moving image, etc. Quite a few such stories are the result of site-visits to real places and what is ascertainable and found out about them, then gleaning and consideration of that, all worked into final end-result outcome.
André Vida is a Berlin-based composer and saxophonist. He has performed widely as a soloist and has collaborated with a diverse group of artists including Anthony Braxton, Kevin Blechdom, Tarek Atoui, Hassan Khan, Hildur Gudnadottir, Max Loderbauer, Rashad Becker, Nico Dockx, and Jamie Lidell. He has worked closely with Anri Sala on performances at The New Museum, The Serpentine Gallery, the Roman Amphitheatre in Arles, Frieze London and the Havana Biennale. Vida has been commissioned by The Tri-Centric Foundation, Global Art Forum 7, the 8th Berlin Biennale, Eyebeam, and the European Sax Ensemble to create new performance pieces focused on the medium and materiality of scoring. These works include explorations of interactivity, animation, lighting, and clothing design as elements of a compositional system based on the physicality of performance.
© Tina Schott
Besides being a firefighter, Torfs loves to put the room on fire with his drumming talents. Currently active as drummer with Condor Gruppe and known from his former band band White Circle Crime Club. Fireworks guaranteed!
Thielemans is a genre crossing blending percussionist drummer working from a classically trained ear via jazz drumming, free improv and all sorts of contemporary musics towards his own realms in music and performance. Being a teenager in the mid eighties of the 20th century, for him, as for many of his generation, multi disciplinarily is an evidence. From his first moments of active musicianship up until now, Thielemans always has been interested in performing arts, theatre, poetry and dance. Thielemans currently plays in lidlboj (Jozef Dumoulin’s eclectic post jazz playgarden), Jozef Dumoulin trio with Trevor Dunn on bass, Tape Cuts Tape (a trio with Rudy Trouvé known as founding member of dEUS and Lynn Cassiers aka singer of lidlboj), rops, snare et les autres (concert/ballad) with Josse De Pauw, Rudy Trouvé, and Wim Lots, The Love Substitutes, Jean-Yves Evrard’s trio, Kaat Helling’s band and his own EARR (Ensemble Artists Repertoire Research) with Claron Mc Fadden, Jean-Yves Evrard, Peter Jacquemyn, Jozef Dumoulin, Hilary Jeffery and Jorgen Cassier.
This American DJ, born in Detroit and raised in Germany and Belgium, lives and works now from his homebase Antwerp. At the end of the 90’s this turntable-talent won several international awards. Lamont is better known with his Belgian audience as member of DJ Grazzhoppa’s, DJ Big Band and with guest performances at Koala. Besides turntables, Lamont uses computer drums, loops, midi controllers and various effects where he experiments with freely.
START: 20:30 (duration: +/- 1h)
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.
Joris Van de Moortel will bring an ode to painter Pieter Paul Bruegel The Elder during BANG! the artist and his guests enter into dialogue with Bruegel's allegorical painting: “Twelve Proverbs” (1558-1560).
Every evening is dedicated to the voicing of a proverb of Bruegel, this coupled to a different key.