T A R A

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Damla Ekin Tokel

Rareş Crăiut

Stef Meul

Hans Van Wambeke

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PROGRAMME

5pm-7:30 (ongoing): 
Birds of Brussels (Damla Ekin Tokel), Bains Connective
Shadow Cabinet (Hans Van Wambeke), Bains Connective

6:30pm: Birds of Brussels
Home Visitation(Damla Ekin Tokel), Bains Connective

8.30: AlimenTara (Rareş Crăiuţ), Sign 6

ongoing: Naked Recourse (Stef Meul), Sign 6

location: Bains Connective and Sign 6

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DATE & LOCATION

Bains Connective, Bondgenotenlaan 54, Vorst/Forest
Sign 6, de Fierlantstr. 99, Vorst/Forest

when: Friday 23 and Saturday 24 January

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This is a project without a title. Or rather, with a title that keeps on changing. Changing shapes and content. From wastage to deity. From a Romanian food cooperative to empty packaging. Spilling letters on the way, TARA is all and nothing. Damla Ekin Tokel, Rareş Crăiuţ, Stef Meul, Hans Van Wambeke each in their own way circle around this black hole of reference and meaning. Creating a funeral meal, a naked recourse, a visual essay and a communal dinner.

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“There is something wrong with this project, 
it fails even to fit its title,it unfolds
the defective – physical or psychic, it wastes
the energy, the potential – without interest, 
nor product, it is the injurious weed
in the wheat field,that’s why it is tarae.
that’s why it’s not gonna succeed, 
it’s not gonna change your world…”

(Damla Ekin Tokel)

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AlimenTARA

Rareş Crăiuţ

Using the memory as a database. No internet. Your own memory, the memory of others. What does it mean ‘we have good food’? What does it mean ‘we were hungry’? What does it mean to be solidary?AlimenTara is a piece about the geopolitics of hunger in Romania under the last 10 years of communism, my first 10 years of life: 1980 -1990. I find it is a good exercise to understand how we function and dysfunction in our socio-political relationship with food, by zooming in on a historic decade from a quarter of a century ago. Economic austerity plans, problems that initially come under the form of solutions, humour and coping-creative gastronomy, hunger strikes of the hungry, etc. All these are very much the themes of today, of 2014/2015, where the socio-economic situation is heavier, with more severe long term consequences and where there are no borders beyond which you can dream of escaping. WHAT TO DO NOW?

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Working Title: Birds of Brussels

Damla Ekin Tokel

The anti-heroic troublemaker the disengaged, who has been hopelessly trying to deal with dead birds and her bird phobia, invites you for a commemoration for Brussels's perished pigeons and for a visit into her living room. The funeral may or may not take place finally – as it had been the very problem from the start, to find the right some way to act – but at least, you are very welcome to enter her daily world to eat the “halva” of the dead.

(It all started with a question of ‘action’ – OR rather, to be more precise with the impossibility of it. Not solely a matter of lethargy, or apathy, or indifference – we were somehow paralysed internally – maybe not voluntarily, but as it seems by oneself…).

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“Boy- "But I thought you were straight!"
Girl- "That was before I met Tara”.”

Naked Recourse

Stef Meul

“When starting an artistic research at apass, what concerned me was the issue of law. With great ambition I titled my research Lawful Acts; with an intent to research legal texts. To create performances to provoke precedents which could subvert anti-terror legislation. My aim was to find an antonym to terror. After reading an interview of Foucault on the technologies of the self, the focus shifted and an intent to orient my research towards eroticism and its affect on politics arose. I started playing with writing little poems and when the phrase ‘love's law knows no rule’ appeared, most of my previous interest in law and legislation vanished.”
A starting point that resulted in the development of the Naked Recourse research, which will be shared in an ongoing one-on-one setting during TARA. Please sign up for a half an hour session.

Sign up here

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“Taraha: Arabic for: reject, deduct.
Something may be rejected, though that 
does not mean that it is without value.
Look at all that is there, it already
contains all the answers.”

Shadow Cabinet

Hans Van Wambeke

an image is not framed to document what is inside it,
but triggers everything that is outside of the frame.
it reveals the context, without it being shown.

an image, not just as something visual, 
but also something that triggers the notion
of sound, narration and time.

The Exploration on what is, was and will 
be here,true interventions, studies and sketches
of the frame, as limits of the image.

Not just visually but also in time, sound, 
narration and contextualization.


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