De Castor

Brussels Canal passes through the heart of the city. It is water, it is life. It is also an environment friendly logistics medium. But how do we treat it? The boat De Castor raises this question in a striking way.

14 January 2022
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I miss my mother

Being a psychologist in the psychosocial sector for more than 10 years, Ülkü dursun has accompanied many women in their migratory journeys… Like countless difficulties, the language barrier seems to be the most trying. All the more so as it is often the argument of reproach and threat the most popular by certain administrative institutions […]

14 January 2022
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Salah

Ali is a refugee in Belgium. He is shocked by the news of his father’s death at home, but cannot go to the funeral. He feels guilty and desperate. Through a ritual, he tries to connect and say goodbye to his father.

14 January 2022
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Ox

Ox visits a fortune teller to understand the meaning of an unusual dream he has frequently seen lately. The visit challenges his paradigm of life.

14 January 2022
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Raken

He is accused of murdering his wife and is being held in the detention centre. A young lawyer pays him a surprise visit that brings a big surprise to his life.

14 January 2022
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MAX Diversity

We humans have always migrated. If it is to your liking, it is a multicultural world adventure. But if it is forced migration, it is an unpleasant journey. Separation from home, first of all. And always long for that. But if you are not received with empathy, or not received at all, it hurts much […]

19 December 2021
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When memories bloom

“A madman far from the world,” says Turkish poet Sebahattin Ali for his melancholy state. The music group Yeni Türkü asks in their famous song: “Which is homeland for us, where is abroad”. Where are we actually?   Nostalgia is described as longing for a moment or place in the past. Melancholy is a state […]

19 December 2021
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Participatory echoes

Reference for poetry walk in a natural park organized by Limburgs Landschap vzw in Hengelhoef. The video of the activity can be seen here. https://youtu.be/JbAehMzPMtY

Notes inspired by two participatory artistic practices: Memories are some kind of recording system. Our lives pass before our eyes like a filmstrip. Then come the objects we interact with. They contain different aspects of life. Bell is one of them.  Bells take place in different parts of social life, big or small. We see them in the churchs, in the hand of Santa Claus, […]

24 April 2021
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A journey of hope

Photo: Savaş Boyraz

A Turkish proverb says, ‘Hope is the bread of the poor.’ We obviously hope for what we are lacking. If we need to feed ourselves, it is then what we hope for. But is that all about hope? Maybe we carry hope in our genes. Well, would someone who has no hope for the future want to have children? Especially the parents of the baby boom times? It is precisely […]

18 February 2021
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Johnny Guitar

“Play the guitar, play it again, my JohnnyMaybe you’re cold but you’re so warm inside” The beautiful words and the melody of Johnny Guitar have warmed our hearts for years. The song was made by Peggy Lee and Victor Young. Challenging the audience’s paradigm about western movies, the film was directed by the legendary Nicholas Ray and was released in 1954. In the […]

19 January 2021
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