VIDEODROOM: Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans - ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’
© Bjarmi Bouwmeester
Thu. 22.10.2020 19:00 and 21:15
Vooruit & Film Fest Gent

VIDEODROOM: Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans

‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’
Thu 22.10. 2020
19:00 and 21:15

New ritualistic soundtrack for cult documentary

In the language of the Native American Hopi tribe, ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ means ‘life out of balance’. The eponymous 1982 film with music by Philip Glass is the third film in our VIDEODROOM programme – after ‘Solaris’ and ‘The Shining’ – that can claim an uncanny relevance to our current times. This hypnotic documentary from director Godfrey Reggio will be shown in its entirety, accompanied by a specially-composed live score by Chantal Acda (Isbells, Marble Sounds) and Vooruit resident Eric Thielemans.

“When Chantal and I, after so many years, rewatched ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ during the lockdown’, Thielemans reveals, ‘we were overwhelmed by the combination of the cinematographic and musical beauty, as well as its sense of urgency, the deeper allusions to climate change and the relevance to the corona crisis.” For VIDEODROOM, Acda and Thielemans will present their musical interpretation, a means of ritually connecting with the original score. 


Show 1

19:00 doors
19:30 Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans - ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’
20:55 end

Show 2

TAKE NOTE: The show will now start at 21:45. we originally communicated that the show would take place at 22:00, but we have to start earlier due to the curfew in Belgium at midnight. This curfew is one of the safety rules declared by the Belgian government. All ticket buyers will be contacted in person about this. 

21:15 doors
21:45 Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans - ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’
23:10 end

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Thu 22.10 - 19:00 & 21:15 Theaterzaal (doors)
MUSIC / avant-garde / experimental / film
85 min.


organisation: Arts Centre Vooruit in collaboration with Film Fest Gent


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