10x10: The Space Between
Thu 25.11.'2120:00 - 21:30LOD Studio
Fri 26.11.'2120:00 - 21:30LOD Studio
Sat 27.11.'2120:00 - 21:30LOD Studio
With 'LAND', podcast producer Katharina Smets, sound artist Inne Eysermans and video artist Ingrid Leonard focus their gaze on a small Belgian immigrant community in Detroit.
Their ancestors left Belgium hoping for a better life. Now they use old games, traditions and rituals in their own way. Together with Detroit artists Marsha Music, Wayne Juuni, and Desmond Love, we follow a group of Belgian-Americans in the middle of this superdiverse city. How do they hold on to their roots?
"So there came a day, when I was asked to welcome
A trio of women, from the country of Belgium
Full of skill and excitement and keen intellect
They had come to America, anxious to connect
With their fellow country-folk who, in the old day
Created a new homeland at the Cadieux Café
But to their surprise there were many odd tropes
Like looking at Belgium through kaleidoscopes
And soon they found out, they had much more to learn
About this Black city, and my real concern
Was that they come to know, while they’re on their hustle,
That the story’s more, than just bowling and mussels"
- Marsha Music
Thu 25, Fri 26 & Sat 27.11 - 20:00 LOD Studio (Bijlokekaai 3, 9000 Gent)
PODIUM / documentary / performance
€10 (tickets via bijloke.be)
in Dutch & English
concept & text: Katharina Smets - concept & image: Ingrid Leonard - concept & sound / music: Inne Eysermans - poetry & guidance: Marsha Music - cinematography poem & locations Detroit: Desmond Love - location sound mixer & location scouting: Wayne Juuni - production: Juliet Hinely - set design & construction: Samyra Moumouh & Hans Demeulenaere - graphic design: Mo Neuharth - light design & technical assistance: Jannes Dierynck / Brecht Beuselinck - technical advice: Gertjan Biasino - translations: Lies Lavrijsen & Nathalie Tabury - management: Klein Verzet VZW - coproduction: LOD muziektheater, Arts Centre Voo?uit & C-TAKT - with the support of: the Government of Flanders - special thanks to: Selm Wenselaers, Jerome Lemenu, Anna Marie Vanneste Swarthout, Maurice Vanneste, Cheryl Heckla, Margaret Roets & the Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans, Marc Tirikian, Ron Devos & the Belgian Feather Bowling Club of the Cadieux Café
This project was developed as part of the doctoral research project ‘The auditive imagination’ by Katharina Smets, Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (AP Hogeschool).