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Anna Rispoli : Vorrei tanto tornare a casa (e che questo volesse anche dire tornare dove sei tu)

Vorrei tanto tornare a casa (e che questo volesse anche dire tornare dove sei tu)
I'd really like to come back home
(and that this could mean to come back where you are)

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Next to the theatre Les Brigittines and right across from the railway line that cuts the city in two, there stands a tenement building: 11 storeys, 4 elevators, 156 apartments and... around 500 residents. Working together with them, Italian artist Anna Rispoli will transform the building into a dazzling living architecture. By this action the residence will build a temporary monument celebrating their own domestic life. The installation was created once, on the opening night of Kunstenfestivaldesarts 09.
Vorrei tanto tornare a casa invites the public to contemplate for some minutes the monumental social housing building of Les Visitandines.
This architecture is mirrored by the music of Concret Ph, originally conceived by the greek composer Iannis Xenakis for the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World's Fair in 1958.
The inhabitants of the houses, for their part, re-invent for a moment their habits inside the built structure, using domestic tools to comunicate with the outside. The notion of house is questioned, results are unpredictable.

Side Effects


Side Effects


Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.

supporting action

Charter for the stage artist

A statement of solidarity between artists who agree to no longer accept un(der)paid work in public activities that take place at or for organizations with fixed-income employees.
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