19h - 20h
Within the framework of his solo exhibition "For Now" (until 12/2/2017 at De Garage, Mechelen), artist Herman Asselberghs will engage in a discussion with our honorable co-director prof. Hilde Van Gelder. Asselberghs will provide a view upon his ideas and working methods through a number of fragments from his own works and that of other filmmakers. During the last 15 years Asselberghs has constructed a modest, but nevertheless precise and international audiovisual oeuvre. As an artist, he questions the borderlines between word and image, media and world, cinema and politics. The title of both the exhibition and his newest film, "For Now", reflects upon the expansion of time and was inspired by a quote from Walter Benjamin: "In times of great turmoil, time comes to a standstill." Quiet land- and cityscapes of Brussels, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Port Bou, Ramallah and New York pass by as hushed snapshots in their attempt to act as a bridge between past and future, history and contemporaneity, remembrance and expectations.
This event is free for public and will be held in Dutch.
Organisation: Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, De Garage, Academie Mechelen, Contour & Kc NOna
With the support of: Auguste Orts and the Flemish Community.