* In 2015 nadine takes part in the following projects.
- Alotof (European project 2013-2015)
- Buratinas (boat project)
- Human Mathematics (artistic project by Various Artists 2014-2016)
- Morpho (collaboration at Gallaitstraat 80 Rue Gallait, Schaarbeek)
- Wandering Arts Biennial (project about mobile arts practices - next WAB in 2016)

* Check our website to stay up to date about our events, projects, open calls, and (inter)national collaborations.

Last event

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Nadine kindly welcomes everyone for our RusClub #14.

 

(NL) RusClub is een platform voor Russische cinema. Alexandra Dementieva gidst het publiek doorheen de geschiedenis van de Russische cinema aan de hand van geselecteerde films. De RusClubs vinden plaats in Plateau (Herdersstraat 30, Elsene). De deuren openen om 7u30 en de eerste film start om 8u.

 

(EN) RusClub is a platform for Russian cinema. Alexandra Dementieva selects Russian movies and guides you through the history of Russian cinema. RusClub takes place at Plateau (Rue du Berger 30, Ixelles). The doors open at 7:30pm and the first movie starts at 8pm.

 

The RusClub #14 takes place on Tuesday 14 July at 19.30 and the movie that will be shown is:

 

The Asthenic Syndrome (1990 - 2h33m)
Director: Kira Muratova


Cinematography: Vladimir Pankov
Screenplay: Kira Muratova, Sergei Popov, Alexander Chernykh


Awards: Nika Award for Best Film

 

"A depressed woman has just lost her husband and is about to destroy everything and everybody, but mainly herself. An exhausted man tries to find an escape from the daily chaos and routine in perpetual sleep. No, their paths don't cross, but each of them is destined to survive.
This has been called ‘a magnificent fresco’, an ‘apocalypse’ (Silver Bear, Berlin 1990). But it proved to be a diagnosis of an era. Muratova captured the state of Russia and Eastern Europe in images that are typical of an era on the eve of revolution, full of aggression and apathy. The Asthenic Syndrome is constructed like The Well-Tempered Clavier, full of polyphonous elements. The first part is in black-and-white and is a film within a film, nervously shot like Muratova’s first films. The second part is in colour and tells the story of the life of an insignificant author and literature teacher who suffocates in the dull routine of his mindless environment. Muratova’s realism is full of contrasts, irony and rage and shows every character from different sides. She presents a complete picture of personal syndromes and collective apathy, meanwhile stunning the viewer with shock therapy and destroying every illusion."

Residencies & Projects

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De zomerresidentie van Bram Borloo beslaat twee luiken:

- Picturale luik:
Creatie en voorstelling van Bram Borloo's schilderij met werktitel: 'Sikitiko/Réorganistion'. 
De term 'réorganistion' refereert naar de gelijknamige compositie van Cherie Samba. 'Sikitiko' (betekent 'spijt betuigen' in het Swahili) werd door de Stoute Oestendenaere gebruikt bij verschillende acties. Beide begrippen verwijzen naar de Belgische recente geschiedenis inzake het de-, post-, of neo-kolonisatieproces. In zijn essay 'The 'manifestation for the reannexation of Belgium to Congo': reconfiguring (post)colonial space', bekommentarieert Karel Arnaut een aantal gebeurtenissen uit dit recent verleden.
Daarnaast verwijst de voorgestelde compositie naar de huidige renovatie van Koninklijk Museum van Midden Afrika, alsook knipogen naar Kinshasa vandaag.

- Muzikale luik:
1) Creatie en voorstelling van Razy & guests. Bram Borloo nodigt Bob Placide Ekofo Mboyo uit, bekend als Razy, om het schilderij met werktitel 'Sikitiko/Réorganistion' van een gepast muzikaal kleed te voorzien. Bob en Bram stelden een gelegenheidsgroep samen om enkele songs van Razy in een nieuw akoestisch kleedje te stoppen. Gedurende de residentie repeteert Razy met Toussaint Volcan Mbaku (gitaar), Cedrick Batterie Mobunga (percussie), H. Bass Ngoma (bas), Bram&Bram (likembe & gitaar), Piet Maris (accordeon).
2) Op basis van Bram Borloo's tekst over het schilderij dat tijdens de residentie gecreëerd wordt, verzamelt Laurent K.0.B. Cartuyvels geluiden. Daarmee wordt een geluidscollage voorbereid met verwijzing naar de gestelde context. In de loop van de residentie wordt deze samenwerking verfijnt tot een presenteerbaar geheel (al dan niet in samenwerking met Bram Borloo).

> Op 4 september om 20 uur opent nadine haar deuren om de resultaten van de residentie voor te stellen aan het publiek. 

 

La résidence d'été de Bram Borloo consiste deux volets :
- Volet pictural
Création et présentation de la peinture avec titre de travail 'Sikitiko/Réorganistion'. Ce titre fait référence à une peinture de Cherie Samba avec le même titre. Le tableau questionne la nécessité pour une 'réorganisation' du Royal Musée de l'Afrique Centrale á Tervuren. 'Sikitiko' (signifie regretter en Swahili) était le slogan par excellence d'un comité d'action 'de Stoute Oestenderaere' en 2004. Ces terminologies revendiquent à l'histoire Belge récente par rapport à le processus de de-, post-, neo-colonisation. Dans son essay 'The 'manifestation for the reannexation of Belgium to Congo': reconfiguring (post)colonial space', Karel Arnaut commente quelques faits de cette histoire récente. De plus, la composition proposée contiennent des allusions à la rénovation actuelle du RMAC et à la situation contemporaine, effrayante à Kinshasa.

- Volet musical
1) Razy et guests: Bob Placide Ekofo Mboyo, connu sous le nom d'artiste Razy, complétera le programme. A cette occasion, Razy (production - guitare - chant) reprend quelques compositions à la façon acoustique et répétera en aout à nadine avec les invités suivants: Toussaint Volcan Mbaku (guitare-chant), Cedrick Batterie Mobunga (percussion), H. Bass Ngoma (guitare bas), Bram&Bram (likembe & guitare) et Piet Maris (accordéon).
2) A la base d'une texte de préparation, Laurent K0B Cartuyvels (artiste sonor abstrait) collectionnera des sons en relation avec les contextes donnés. Ces enregistrements seront retravaillés et présenter sous forme de collage sonore, ou outre.

> Le vendredi 4 septembre, nadine ouvrera ses portes pour présenter les résultats de la résidence.

 

The summer residence of Bram Borloo consists of two parts:
- Pictorial:
The creation and presentation of Bram Borloo's painting with working title : "Sikitiko / Réorganistion’. The term ‘réorganistion' refers to the composition by Cherie Samba. And ‘Sikitiko' (meaning 'to express regret' in Swahili ) was a term used by the Stoute Oestendenaere. Both concepts refer to the recent Belgian history of de-, post- or neo-colonization. In his essay ‘The manifestation for the reannexation of Belgium to Congo : reconfiguring (post) colonial space', Karel Arnaut comments on a number of events from Belgian’s recent past.
In addition, the proposed composition also refers to the current renovation of the Royal Museum of Central Africa, and the current situation of Kinshasa today.

- Musical:
1) The creation and presentation of Razy & guests. Bram Borloo invites Bob Placide Ekofo Mboyo, known as Razy, to create an appropriate musical program for the painting. Bob and Bram take the opportunity of the residence to give some of Razy’s songs a new acoustic sound. During the residency Razy will rehearse with Toussaint Volcan Mbaku (guitar), Cedrick Batterie Mobunga (percussion), H. Bass Ngoma (bass), Bram Bram (likembe & guitar), and Piet Maris (accordion).
2) Based on Bram Borloo's text about the painting that is created during the residency, Laurent K.0.B. Cartuyvels will collect sounds to produce a sound collage with reference to the stated context.

> On 4 September, at 20:00, nadine opens its doors to present the results of the residence to the public.

 

International collaborations

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Human Mathematics, Oaxaca-Mexico November 2014

 

Human Mathematics is an artistic/alternative drawing methodology that serves to make abstract/mathematical art. Formal, factual, or personal data can be used in this technique to abstract information, or data into graphics. Subjective rules, and arbitrariness play an important role, which are influenced by time, space, and socio-economic context.

Various Artists developed a workshop to share this technique with other artists, or students. The workshop is lead by Marcella.B and Martaque (who are part of the Various Artists collective), and consists of a more theoretical part (explaining the technique and going deeper in Human Mathematics examples by Various Artists) and a hands-on workshop where participants are guided to make their own Human Maths piece.

The innovative aspect of Human Mathematics lies in its ability to render geometrical art human, complex, and unpredictable. This drawing technique combines the abstract, and the Devine aspects of mathematics with the variables of databased statistics as a mean to integrate research data in a multi-layered artwork.

The predictiveness of formula based Mathematical arts, and the overly informative aspects of Datagraphics are neutralised into new forms of data visualisation.

It is a method to integrate (artistic, or personal) research data in a multi-layered visual artwork.

 

From 4 until 21 November, Various Artists will work in Oaxaca Mexico presenting Human Mathematics in the Textile Museum of Oaxaca. Five students textile design from KASK Gent were selected earlier this year to join this journey and collaborate in the project. Another six artists were selected in Oaxaca to participate at the workshop that is located at the textile museum.

Where the resulting works will be shown in February 2015.

 
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From 2011 until 2013 Various Artists explored the theme Agriculture, and more specific the cultivation of corn in the past, present, and future. This project is called Zea Mays is part of his G-ke series of installations about Geopolitics. 

 

The production of maize for non-traditional uses, not related to human consumption is a threat for it's future diversity. Bio-plastics, biofuel, forage, and high fructose corn syrup are all examples of applications that opens the doors for GMO corn.

Recently Mexico, a region at the origin of a huge diversity of maize, accepted the introduction of genetic manipulated corn into their food system. This decision risks to be followed by other countries, including Europe where GMO hasn't wide spread yet. Longterm research about GMO is insufficient but already proved to be unhealthy for human consumption.

 

Zea Mays reflects upon this possible future of corn in a visual, abstract way. Data, and research of the past, present, and future of maize, and its relation with feeding of an ever growing global population is being translated in various ways (human mathematics, drawings, carpets).