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Those performances invite us to look at the transmitter – medium – listener’s relationship differently.

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‘Before… After…’

conference-performance by Mario Gauthier (CA)
friday 26/10 – 16:00


Avant… Après… (51’28”) [download]

The artist deconstructs the way in which commercial radios are marketed and formatted. There is a gap between the way in which radio is merchandising itself and its potential to be used in a different way. With the aid of portable radios, microphones, loudspeakers, contact microphones, sampler-synthesiser, found instruments, a tape recorder and a mixing console, the performance opens up ways for breaking with the habit that commercial radio has to make time and create a pretext for engendering context.
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‘VERBISONORE’

sole attempt at a public and personal destabilisation via flux’, performance by Michel Giroud, Ivann Franchi and Nicolas Horber (F)
friday 26/10 – 17:00


Verbisonore (51’23”) [download]

This radiophonic dispatch by Michel Giroud explains the origins of man under the cover of a plausible justification. The live performance will be altered via the radiophonic medium. The proposal will be mixed in the following way: the knowledgeable discourse penetrates a private space in which the listeners will be recorded as they listen, of which the sound is subsequently retransmitted in the chapel so that the audience and the performer can react to it. This loop will be the object of a retransmission after the orator’s performance in order to place him at odds with his own discourse, augmented by the sounds in the chapel and by the reactions of the audience.

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‘Une chaîne sonore bruxelloise / I am sitting under an antenna’

performance initiated by Annemie Maes d’OKNO and Olivier Meunier of Réseau Citoyen (B)
sunday 28/10 – 15:00

aired in real-time, with the help of the antennae of the Réseau Citoyen (citizen network), in five places where the audience is invited: OKNO (30/34 quai aux Charbonnages, 1080 Molenbeek), L’écurie (RTT, 194 rue de Molenbeek, 1020 Laeken), La Maison de la Création (former station of Laeken, rue du Champ de l’Eglise, 1020 Laeken), Ministry of the Housing Crisis (123 rue Royale, 1000 Bruxelles) and finally at the Brigittines.

Sitting under an Antenna (48’47”) [download]
At each stage of the course, sounds are added to the chain and little by little they will complete what by addition becomes a Brussels soundscape. In each place, the artist(s) will contaminate, by their own harvest of sound, the material which is sent to them.
info: ReseauCitoyen and okno.be

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‘Les miniatures confidentielles’

performance in front of the Brigittines by Bruno Abt, Raphaël Vens and Damien Magnette (B)
sunday 28/10 – 17:00

The public is invited to join the artists around the Brigittines in order to listen to an improvisation transforming the urban furniture into an instrument of noise and a sounding board, for an experience at the limits of the possible.

‘Mme Madi’

performance by Caroline Bouissou (F)
sunday 28/10 – 17:00

Mme Madi, extra-lucid, touch your unconscious, sublimate the hyper-interrogation:
unknown ilness, luck in games, protection against ennemies, business, unsympathetic magic, success, sexual impotence, make shrink or weight, back aches, projects for the future, help solitary persons to find lover, exams, wedding, frigidity, moral or physical complexes, hair fall, …
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Mme Madi with Les miniatures confidentielles (48’45”) [download]

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