joint street-performance on 8/8/2021 3PM-5.15PM
Marie Julia Bollansée with Marleen Scevenels, Amber Scott, Ann Van Vaerenbergh, Guido De Clerq, Philippe Van Cauteren, Arthur De Maeyer, Jonas Van De Velde, Jan Verhaeghe.
Cynthia Vertessen assisted by Saskia Vertessen, camera
Marie Julia Bollansée, video report editing, 12’11”
Pablo Bollansée, Katrien Orlans, photographs. A complete photo overview on: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWoeuyG
het Atelier, making it happen for ‘inspired by Triennale Brugge 2021’
9 blue tarpaulins, signed, dated and numbered, limited edition of 9
Mit Hendrickx, knitwork black sheepswoolen dress
Philippe Van Cauteren, brief aan Marie Julia Bollansée
ARTIFICIAL WALK is a joint street-performance, an act of vigilance, for which the artist invites eight people to walk with her. They each get a blue tarpaulin mantle, a numbered element in a series. The form of the ephemeral human sculptures that emerge brings to mind Manzù’s Cardinals. The blue tarpaulins function as artificial extensions around the human bodies and create a network. While walking the performers copy a code for tenderness and compassion. By walking together, they generate A.S. Artificial Spirituality which is even more necessary than A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Marie Julia Bollansée makes the performance happen on different places in the world: #1 Ronse (BE) 2017, #2 Chemnitz (DE) 2017, #3 Tokyo (JP) 2019, #4 Brughes (BE) 2021, …
AW#3 Tokyo-Japan, AW#2 Chemnitz-Germany, AW#1 Ronse-Belgium
Starting point: ‘het Atelier’ ‘s-Gravenstraat 2, in the North of the city. The walk goes along the ‘Langerei’ up to Jan Van Eyck statue, passing the ‘Belfort’ on the market place, along the ‘Holy Blood-chapel’, underneath the lime-trees on ‘Dijver’, along ‘Saint Mary church’ (with Michelangelo’s Madonna), passing ‘St Jans-Hospitaal’, through the narrow ‘Stoofstraatje’ to the ‘Beguinage’, along ‘Minnewater’ over the Minnewater-bridge in the South of the city. East following ‘de Vesten’ up to ‘Coupure’ where the way goes to the ‘Jerusalem-church’ and ‘Saint Anna-church’. Back North along the apple-orchard with the grazing sheep, arriving back at ‘het Atelier’.