Performance ‘The Host: An Incomplete History of Performance at S.M.A.K.’ by Ula Sickle | 7.02.2020 - 9.02.2020

Museum for a Small City/Rebuild, by Richard Venlet
Museum for a Small City/Rebuild, by Richard Venlet

Ula Sickle (°1978, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Brussels. From a background in contemporary dance, she works across disciplines and in collaboration with artists from other domains such as the visual arts, contemporary music and architecture. While her work takes many forms, there is a consistent focus on a choreographic approach to movement and a work on perception and reception specific to the live arts.

This new production 'The Host: An Incomplete History of Performance at S.M.A.K.' takes the form of a subjective guided tour through the history of Performance Art in S.M.A.K. The artist conducted her research through an oral history, setting up a series of conversations with the museum staff. Tracing as it were the museum’s embodied archive, the attention shifts away from the visual to experience, memory and context. The performance marks the first instance of the re-activation of Richard Venlet’s artwork ‘Museum for a Small City’ entitled ‘Rebuild’, that partly functions as a display of the S.M.A.K. collection. It ultimately comprehends the current immateriality of the re-activation on an institutional level, namely as the modest attention for Performance and Live Art in public collections.

Praktical information

  • Friday 7 February 2020 - 8:30 pm
  • Sunday 9 February 2020 - 3 pm

in category: Event - Performance