SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017

Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things

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Water te Water [Water to Water], 1970
Video , 00:03:13
DVD

Around 1970 Guy Mees experimented with performance and video. During that period, Mees performed Water te Water (Water to Water), a performance in which he translated his homeopathic visual language into an ecological and environmental gesture. Mees let a clear plastic globe filled with clean water drift on the polluted Gent-Terneuzen canal. The performance informed a poetic though thought-provoking commentary on the issues related to ecology, environmental policy and pollution that started to gain public attention in the late 1960s.