As part of TRUST, Vester Vov Vov hosts a film programme with contributions by a selection of the exhibiting artists that explores the documentary genre in different ways. In the intersection of fact and fiction, the films focus on collaborative processes, art in public spaces and architecture, as well as political themes such as territorial conflicts and migration.
Programme of the evening:
Cel Crabeels: Nearly Present, Just Past, 2004
In 1998 the American artist Dan Graham placed the sculpture Funhouse for Children in a public square in Antwerpen. The piece met an ill fate, though, as it quickly became destroyed by a malcontent public. Since then, it has been reconstructed on the lawn outside of Middelheimmuseum, but what has it meant that the piece has been moved from a vibrating city space to an idyllic museum garden? In this documentary, the artist Cel Crabeels uncovers the history behind the sculpture, which is connected to an investigation of the challenges related to making art in public space. Public space is often associated with democratic potential, but is also a battle zone where viewpoints are constantly challenged by politicians, city planners, artists, and vandals who all have different understandings of its use and function.
Zin Taylor, Put Your Eye in Your Mouth: A Conversational Documentary Recording Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net in Dawson City, Yukon, 2007
In the beginning of the 1990s the artist Martin Kippenberger initiated the project Metro-Net based on his visions of a metro system that was to connect the entire world. In collaboration with his close friend, the Austrian architect Reinald Nohal, he began to build a series of sculptures in different cities that represent entrances to this fictional subway. One of these was built in Dawson City, Yukon in 1994 and with departure in the creation and reception of this specific sculpture, Zin Taylor investigates the story about the Metro-Net project through an interview with Reinald Nohal.
Loïc Vanderstichelen & Jean-Paul Jacquet: La Cascade, 2015
The researcher Norbert Piron from The Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage gets assigned by the Museum of Arts in Verviers to list and redesign their collection. Piron makes the task the highlight of his career. He quickly gets confronted, though, with a series of challenges that make the mission more difficult which frustrates Piron greatly, but as he feels utterly lost, he receives help from an unexpected side – a nymph brings him the answer to all his troubles.
When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.
Cel Crabeels, Nearly Present, Just Past, 2004. Still. Courtesy: the artist and Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp
Loïc Vanderstichelen & Jean-Paul Jacquet, La Cascade, 2015
Zin Taylor, Put Your Eye in Your Mouth: A Conversational Documentary Recording Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net in Dawson City, Yukon, 2007. Still. Courtesy: the artist and Supportico Lopez, Berlin