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.
Angelo Plessas, Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood (1-3), 2015
In 2012 the Greek artist and curator Angelo Plessas initiated the project Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood. The project takes place annually in different locations around the world inviting artists, authors, curators, designers, and researchers to meet and develop projects and ideas together. This film gives an insight into a creative and artistic symposium exploring the spiritual side of technology by experimenting with Internet culture and online concepts. The meetings take place in historic surroundings where the Internet is usually on stand-by. The different editions of the project have until now been held on the Greek island of Anafi, in the Surrealist garden Las Pozas in Mexico, and by The Dead Sea on the West Bank of Palestine.
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.
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
Angelo Plessas, Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood (1-3), 2015. Still. Courtesy: the artist and The Breeder Gallery
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