Thursday, June 12, 2003

Remix the Remixed

Audio Visions from Belgium Or: Why We Like Belgium More Than the U.S. Government

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Belgium qué? Brussels: the capital of the European Community (nevermind Nato’s nukes tucked away in secret basements…). From a country known for chocolate, beer and the Flemish versus the French, we find work that incorporates elements of experimental electronic music, fashion and stylized performances. Tonight’s screening includes work by cutting-edge multimedia artists Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar, Pascal Baes, Yves Bernard, Claude Cattelain, Antonin de Bemels, Manon De Boer, Anouk De Clercq, Daniel Daniel, Alexandra Dementieve & Mark Mancha, Nicolas Dufranne, Dora Garcia, Lucy Grauman, Ryoji Ikeda, Kiila, Thomas Köner, Julie Morel, Frank Theys and Karen Vanderborght. As an ode to the sound collaborations in many of these works, this selection is structured as a DJ set, with dance parts, melancholic moments, pure noise eruptions and resting points to mark the measures. Thanks to www.argosarts.org and participating artists. (Maïa Cybelle Carpenter and Karen Vanderborght)