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Fat Birds don’t Fly

David Bergé / Holly Davey / Greet De Gendt / Ieva Epnere / Karin Hanssen / Hou Chien Cheng / Johanna Lecklin / Charlotte Lybeer / Bie Michels / Ingrid Mostrey / Emilie Pitoiset / Sonia Si Ahmed & Maya Dalinsky / Pilvi Takala / Caecilia Tripp / Els van Riel

The group exhibition Fat Birds don’t Fly is about people and their (de)constructed iden­tities. The exhibition shows how artists look at an individ­ual or a community. the artists offer a vision of individual or collective identity, with attention to what happens in the margins and by using different means of expression such as painting, texts, photography and video, dance and performance.

In the context of the Louis Paul Boon year, the exhibition is intertwined with audio clips with quotes from Louis Paul Boon’s 90 People and The Paradise Bird. The kaleido­scopic and timeless body of work of this Aalst­born writer still provides a fascinating look at how individuals and com­munities build their identity.

The exhibition and the event are part of the European project interreg iVa “2 Mers seas Zeeën Cross­border Cooperation Programme 2007­2013”. this project is a col­ laboration between aspex (Portsmouth), boom associa­ tion (Kunst & Zwalm), Fabrica (brighton), l’H du siège (Valenciennes), la Malterie (lille) and netwerk. Under the motto “investing in your future” sustainable strate­gies will be developed for public participation. More info: “iriscan.org”:http://www.iriscan.org.

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