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23.06.13 – ARTour (opening) – Bobvan Offspring Strépy-Thieu – funicular lift

23.06.13 – ARTour (opening) – Bobvan Offspring Strépy-Thieu – funicular lift

In the framework of the ARTour, biennale of contemporary art and patrimony (theme of this ninth edition: metamorphosis) organised by the Centre de la Région Centre in several locations, Bobvan (Belgian multimedia artist, electronic musician) presents through ‘Offspring’ his artistic vision of eternity, cosmic order, universe, life and humanity and asks us: what will our Offspring look like? This immersive installation takes place at the funicular lift in Strépy-Thieu (between Mons and La Louvière, Belgium), an interface between two levels of channels inscribed in a entirely changed/ made by human, and entirely artificial landscape. With ‘Offspring’, the visitor enters into an dreamy and cosmic world, bewitched and wrapped by the music in the room; he can discover pictures of galaxies in rotation on a big screen, reflecting themselves over a pool, he also discovers cyborg babies and « buddies-masks-ancestors » going up or down when a boat is lifted.

Coproduction : Fédération du Tourisme de la Province de Hainaut ASBL, Centre culturel régional du Centre, Transcultures. En collaboration avec Les Voies d’Eau du Hainaut ASBL, le SPW et la SOFICO.

  • www.bobvan.net – transcultures.be – ARTour 2013 – http://www.ccrc.be/read.asp?Docid=435
  • Funicular Lift in Strépy-Thieu 50, rue Raymond Cordier 50 – 7070 Le Roeulx, Belgique
  • Open every day from 9.30 to 6.30
  • Free entrance