ONTMOETINGEN / ENCOUNTERS – MAS – ANTWERP until 20.08.2017

18/5/2017 ➔ 20/8/2017
ENCOUNTERS – A danced exhibition
A collaboration between MAS, KMSKA and Radical HeArts

  • Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Every last Wednesday of the month from 3:30 to 6:30 pm

The roots of the work of art lie in the deepest zones of being-human, but on the other hand they are able, thanks to their aesthetic processing, to transcend these zones by light years. Great art is linked to the most inaccessible depths of that strange union of body and ‘soul’ that is man. These depths do not acquire form by way of a rationalising detour, or by symbolic contents. Both the recalcitrant ‘thing’, as well as the re-creating, formatting energies, ‘live’ in en emanate from the most inaccessible zones within the human being, where matter and psyche cannot be split. These processes occur long ‘before’ language, ideas, even emotions are born.

Troughout the exhitbition, at fixed times, dancers will be the intermediaries and the interpreters, and will constantly help to create a link / union (depending on the work of art, the spectator and time). This requires great sensitivity, a seismograph of the energies of the art work, of the spectator, and of their interaction. The dancer creates a transitory fleeting work of art that is linked to the moment – either as individual or through choreography. 

This task will fall to dancer and choreographer Pé Vermeersch. Since many years, she has explored dance as a state of existence rather than as a representation, and investigated multi-layered corporeal sensibilities. What the exhibition is all about, touches the essence of her study of dance. The intermediate field of energy with its complex tentacles and structures, which are smaller or larger than man, finds a haven in the human figure. Tension and the passing from an individuality with distinct contours to an energy field in which this ego disappears or is abandoned, is a dynamism that never ceases.

  • Click here to learn more about the choreographic circuit.