Venue: Contour chapel, Sint-Romboutskerkhof 2, 2800 Mechelen
— Wednesday 22 May 2013, 19:00 (until approx. 21:00)
Introduction to Contour 2013 and artist Petra Bauer
— Monday 24 June 2013, 19:00 (until approx. 21:00)
Artists Pablo Pijnappel and Giles Bailey
Wednesday 22 May, Steven Op de Beeck, director of Contour, will give an introduction to the biennial. This will be followed by a lecture by the Swedish artist Petra Bauer, who will talk about her artistic practice and the new production she is creating for Contour 2013: ‘Choreography for the Giants’, an artwork about the Ommegang city parade, which takes place in Mechelen every 25 years.
On Monday 24 June two more artists will present their projects for Contour 2013. The Brazilian artist Pablo Pijnappel will discuss the projects he is developing in and around the prison of Mechelen. In addition, the British performance artist Giles Bailey will speak about the ‘storytelling’ workshop that he will be giving at the prison together with Pablo Pijnappel. Bailey will also elaborate on his practice as a performer.
Contour 2013, the 6th Biennial of Moving Image, bears the mark of the Danish curator Jacob Fabricius. Under the title ‘Leisure, Discipline and Punishment’, he examines social roles and relations within society. It will take place from 24.8. – 3.11.2013.
More artist talks will follow in the autumn.
More information: www.academiemechelen.be