VIDEODROOM: Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans - ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’
© Bjarmi Bouwmeester
Thu 22.10 19:00 and 21:30
Vooruit & Film Fest Gent

VIDEODROOM: Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans

‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’
Thu 22.10
19:00 and 21:30

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. 

Part of
VIDEODROOM 2020

Timetable

Show 1

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

Show 2

21:30 doors
22:00 Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans - ‘Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance’
23:25 end

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PRACTICAL

Thu 22.10 - 19:00 & 21:30 Theaterzaal (doors)
MUSIC / avant-garde / experimental / film
€15
85 min.

Credits

organisation: Arts Centre Vooruit in collaboration with Film Fest Gent

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