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Michelle Son, Belly Buster
Michelle Son, Belly Buster
Belly Buster
Michelle Son
2 till 17 Sep 2017
Opening: Saturday 2 Sep 2017 — 17:00 till 21:00 hrs

"While writing the scripts, I imagined Fondane, Chris Morris and David Attenborough playing charades in a bar, listening to popular songbirds like Yma Sumac, Minnie Riperton and Mariah Carey.” Michelle Son

Belly Buster  is a scripted space in which 3 “unfilmable scenarios” unfold. Inspired by Benjamin Fondane’s Trois Scenarii: cinépoèmes, Belly Buster plays out the unspeakable as a way out of silence and out of the rationality of language.

 Each of the three scenarios is scheduled as a one-time event over three weekends within a mixed media installation. Please see the scheduled times below. The exhibition is accompanied by a presentation by Nadja Cohen (PhD., KU Leuven University) on her publication Fondane et le cinéma, Jean-Michel Place (2016) and a Belly Buster publication launch which includes a conversation with Sara Giannini (independent curator and semiotician), as well as broadcasts by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, an online radio station dedicated to the arts.

 EVENTS:

 Saturday, 2 September
Opening
17:00 – 21:00

Scenario 1
18:30 (15 min)

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 Saturday, 9 September
Publication Launch
17:00 – 21:00

Scenario 2
18:30 (15 min)

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Saturday, 16 September

Finissage
17:00 – 21:00

Presentation by Nadja Cohen
18:00 – 18:30 (in English)

Scenario 3
(on-going)

Open on Sundays 14:00 – 18:00 and by appointment: (email) michelle@michelleson.co.za

 Belly Buster is supported by the AFK (Stichting Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst)

On the artist

Michelle Son was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and graduated in Fine Art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Scripting spaces is an activity that shapes her artistic practice. Her curiosity for psycho-social and anthropological phenomena is played out through her use of language and literary devices. These form the structure for multiple media to activate a space, through sound, performance interventions, video, sculpture or writing practices. She has exhibited at Vlaamse Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), Kunstpodium T (Tilburg) and The Teylers Museum (Haarlem). Belly Buster is her first solo exhibition in Amsterdam.

 

Opening hours

puntWG is open on weekends from   14.00 tot 18.00 hrs and extra opening hours as shown  in the above item.

And also by appointment

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Michelle Son, Belly Buster
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