Ademrood is an installation-expo with Berbertextielen (collection Paul Vandenbroeck) and dansvideo’s (Pé Vermeersch with Mira Walschot and Noelia Abenza Barceló), in dialog with a selection of contemporary works of: Coup-de-Foudre (Goedel Vermandere & Jan Arickx), Christophe Denys, Saskja Snauwaert, Linda Vinck, Nathalie Vanheule, Tamara Van San, Bart Vandevijvere and Pé Vermeersch, with a soundscape of Peter Clasen.
EXPO: from 19th of September until 10th of October 2021 – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 2 till 6 PM, Friday nocturne: 6 – 9 PM. Free. Reservation required
‘Ademrood/Red Oxygen’ is an environment, a healing aesthetic ‘experiential space’, which can not only be looked at, but experienced. Red, color of life and passion, but also of suffering and blood, contrasts with white, clinical non-color of growing still, quieting down. Monumental blood-red rugs and textiles from Morocco and Tunisia (collection Paul Vandenbroeck), created by women weavers living in a strict social confinement, dialogize with a selection of contemporary works by Christophe Denys, Saskja Snauwaert, Anita Evenepoel, Nathalie Vanheule, Tamara Van San, Linda Vinck, Bart Vandevijvere, Coup-de-Foudre (Goedel Vermandere & Jan Aricx), and Pé Vermeersch. Throughout the space, flatscreens showing fragments of performances which took place during the first venue of this project, as part of the Human.artistic.festival (Brussels, October 2020, abruptly closed due to the second corona lockdown), but also recent performances related to the same web of issues. In the online movie as well as in the dance videos Pé Vermeersch sets off from the weakened body, painfully assailed and affected, from the wounded earth, but, nevertheless, searches for the healing force of breath and the necessary consolation of the lament (backed by a soundscape of Peter Clasen, Brussels). Likewise, Pé looks for freedom, to be found in minuscule details of peripherical movement and in bodily sustainability, an approach that is also visible / palpable in the old weaving art. Finding creative freedom in inner migration, a task for every artist.
Pé Vermeersch & Paul Vandenbroeck are makers of several expositions looking for bodily mediation between visual contemporary and traditional art forms and the public. See, e.g., the danced exhibition ENCOUNTERS (may-august 2017, MAS museum, Antwerp), HYLE (2013, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen), MAYYI ZTTAN OUNFOUSINOU ? (2014, Cultural Center De Ververij, Ronse), DESERTSCAPES (2019, SALON RADICAL, Kortrijk). ADEMROOD is the latest exhibition.
A project by Radical HeArts (non-profit organization) at SALON RADICAL, Koning Leopold I-straat 12, B-8500 KORTRIJK