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From performances to talks to movies and concerts, Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Gift Shop is a sacrament of alternative forms of exhibition, connecting various artistic disciplines. Taking place at Ghent’s iconic Kunsthal and CAMPO Victoria, the three-day arts festival features young, upcoming and cutting-edge international artists, most performing in Belgium for the first time.
Text by Isabel Elwood
Programme highlights include an intimate workshop on natural movement and emotional intelligence by singer and visual artist BEA1991, and the Belgian première of Hate me, Tender, an exploration of hate and feminism by Swiss performance artist Teresa Vittucci. ‘She will mesmerise you with the blink of her eye! But so will Sophia Rodriguez and all the others,’ comments festival curator Laurens Mariën. A highlight of the eclectic festival programme is the trance-like drumming performance by Stina Fors, an Amsterdam-based Swedish artist who describes herself as a punk band who sometimes kills with a powerful voice, sometimes seduces until exhaustion.
In the evening, CAMPO’s resort setting will take the audience into a cinematic world, with a sunset screening through the heavy steam of outdoor jacuzzis, while the various architectural installations at Kunsthal will transform into a sleeping place for the artists. ‘The audience and artists are equally important to us. All artists are in their twenties, early thirties. It was very relevant to us to bring people together from the same generation,’ adds the organiser.
Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Gift Shop festival
13 - 15 Feb
CAMPO (Victoria), Ghent
Magic Island + Ohslo
14 Feb - 21:00
Free for members
Vieze Meisje + Justine Grillet
15 Feb - 22:00
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