duration 21 minurtes, clip 7’07”
at LOKAAL_01 Antwerp 12/04/2008, 8pm
curator Frederik Vergaert
camera Pablo Bollansee, Olmo Claessens
photographs Tomas Uyttendaele
bodypaint Anais Bollansee, advise Inge Grognard
THE TABLE EXERCISE is an alchemical exercise.
The meeting of various elements brings about reactions on several levels.
The acts are performed with great caution and in the right order.
“What you were doing makes me think about a ritual for the death. A cremation.
You were performing a ceremony, a ritual of sorrow.” (Anke Schafer, artist, Germany)
“I love it and I’m always surprised when a work existing in my system starts to live a life of its own when I perform it” (MJB)
THE TABLE CONVERSATION
conversation with ANKE SCHÄFER
camera, Pablo Bollansee
editing, subtitles, Marie Julia Bollansee
reconstruction of the conversation, thanks to Anke Schafer
THE TABLE CONVERSATION was recorded at LOKAAL_01 Antwerp,
just after the creation of the performance THE TABLE EXERCISE.
Through a conversation, both the artists, Marie Julia Bollansee and Anke Schafer, find out something about the meaning of the performance.