EXPO // PERFORMANCE // INSTALLATION // ROCK OPERA

"The funniest exhibition about war and trauma you have ever seen..." - D. Allon

Artists in residence Ari-Pekka Leinonen & Dan Allon en Bert Jacobs present the results of their two-month residency at The Tank for CTC on the 3rd of November!
Venue: The Tank (Burg 4, 8000 Brugge) - doors: 20h - free entrance

BAD RESEARCH - CHAPTER IV: Two Many Flew Over Cuckoo Nest
Ari-Pekka Leinonen (FIN) & Dan Allon (ISR) - website

This new work by Ari-Pekka Leinonen and Dan Allon (aka Bad Research) is a site-specific multi-disciplinary performance. The work evokes questions regarding the nature of artistic research, the relationship between war and humor, and interweaving the history of conflicts with the history of rock music.

This episode, the 5th they created, consists of a rock opera, alongside with a musical release entitles “ROKKENROLLERS – Unpracticed knowledge,” and multi-layer video works, some stand for video-clips for the songs. All material was created under a disguise of a multitude of characters, mainly those of two obscured generals who came to Brugges to overcome a trauma through making music. The performance, video, and album, which all to be featured on a unique website, combine the history of rock and war, which was initially contradictive, in a hilarious dialog.

HET FERHIDET: Drywall Repair
Bert Jacobs (BEL) - website

Mined Mind focuses on the psychological effects of war on human beings. With this theme as a starting point, Jacobs researche the different paths that are related to the themes of trauma, war, peace, chaos and order, and also the transformation from on to the other. The initial idea for this project is to reshape the expo space of Het Entrepot - The Tank - into a 'war zone'. Jacobs will build a multimedial installation in which he will counter the destructive with humor and surreal interventions.