In the frame of the city exhibition TRACK (12.05 – 16.09.2012), a number of artistic performances are planned:
CHRISTINA HEMAUER & ROMAN KELLER | Globalising the Internationale
11.08, 25.08, 08.09 and 15.09.2012
In 2006 Hemauer & Keller proclaimed the era of ‘Postpetrolism’. They wrote a hymn called ‘The Postpetrolistic Internationale’ together with the composer Mathias Vetter. During TRACK they continue their international awareness campaign. A wide range of Ghent choral societies will be performing the hymn at various locations in all TRACK’s six clusters.
PAWEL ALTHAMER | The Mystic Lamb
08.09.2012, on the Sint-Pietersplein at twilight
Althamer’s participation in TRACK takes the form of a monumental one-off performance, a living re-interpretation of the ‘Mystic Lamb’ altarpiece by the Van Eyck Brothers. He is assembling hundreds of people on Sint-Pietersplein, in their true life roles as politicians, believers, prostitutes, judges, and so on and arranging them around the altar with the lamb. At twilight Althamer will stage a single moment of absolute silence when which the scene can be viewed in its full glory.
ALEXANDRA BACHZETSIS | Etude
13.09 and 14.09.2012, in CAMPO Victoria at 20:30
You could describe ‘Etude’ (2012) as a soundtrack of our time. Gestures and body movements are central to this performance. These originated through observation and transcription processes that Bachzetsis underwent with four other actors, musicians and dancers. The actors hear the music, but all the audience can see are the white earphones of their iPods.
SIMONA DENICOLAI & IVO PROVOOST | Small Boats and Sheep Day
13.09.2012, at Vrijdagmarkt from 09:00 till 10:00
For ‘Small Boats and Sheep Day’ some thirty small boats on trailers will be installed on the Vrijdagmarkt in Ghent on Thursday morning, September 13. Followed by around two hundred sheep. With this gathering, the performance wishes to point out a combination instead of marking a difference.
15.09.2012, at the Sint-Baafsabdij
SPECTRA has created six electro-acoustic compositions linked to the six TRACK clusters, which can be heard fragmentarily throughout Ghent. For these compositions, Joris Blanckaert, Laura Maes and Dirk Veulemans have used the sounds of the city as their starting point. The integral composition will be performed live in the refectory of the Sint Baafs Abbey.
More info on the program at www.track.be.