Fat Birds don't Fly
Sat 24 March → Sun 13 May 2012
Preview Sat 24 March 20:30
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.
On the opening Maya Dalinsky and Sonia Si Ahmed will perform together with the audience Use and Discard, an outlet for our desire to dominate. They will also premiere The Parade, a tribute to our heroes.
NETWERK center for contemporary art