S.M.A.K. aims to get people moving and actively involve them in contemporary art and the museum. We carry out inspiring projects with a variety of groups. In connection with the exhibition ‘Highlights for a Future’, forty pupils from the ‘Centrum Leren en Werken Gent’ focused on their vision of the future. And is there any medium that would be more suited to this than film?
Taking their inspiration from Urs Pfannenmüller’s artwork ‘Gelaagde Stad’ (1995) (Layered City), which can be seen in ‘Highlights for a Future’, over the course of four days these youngsters shot a low-budget science fiction film in the cycling rink next to the museum together with a number of artists. They built a miniature version of the city of the future which appears as a set in the film. Together with the artists Kobe Wens, Louis van der Waal and Charlien Adriaenssens, they also made costumes and acted out scenes they had conceived themselves. In addition, we interviewed these youngsters about their expectations for the future in the areas of climate, education, sexuality, family, music and media.
This exhibition consists of several models, costumes and props, plus a sneak preview of their film, ‘There is No Planet B!’. The exhibition set-up was designed by Olivier Goethals.
- You can visit the exhibition between 18 July and 18 August 2019.
- Entrance: museum ticket.