Soft Focus Institute vzw, Nieuwevaart 124/001, 9000 Ghent (BE)
Opening: 2016/01/31 15:00
Finissage: 2016/04/10 14:00
Audrey Cottin, Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Birde Vanheerswynghels
A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind.
You roll the dice to move your token.
Doubles gets another turn.
And the first player to reach the end wins.
You wanna play?
On January 31 SFI will be inaugurated with JUMANJI, a spiritually challenging and interactive exhibition. Its title refers to the eponymous film and is the name of a game ‘for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind’. The artists in JUMANJI open up unconventional ways of thinking about nature, mysticism and shamanism, exploring different aspects of the psychology and inherent conflicts between our rational and instinctive self. Each artist, in their own way, pushes contemporary conditions to extremes, envisioning potential realities that we may one day face. Out of a concern for social and personal health the exhibition questions the effects of magic, religion and spirituality on the sustainability of our society.
JUMANJI is an exhibition that evokes energy among people and tries to lead them to a general reflection on consciousness. Through the installation the beholder explores his or her own spirituality. The exhibition will be completed by a program of performances, film presentations, public talks and a simple open kitchen.
Finissage on April 10 from 2 pm to 4 pm with Audrey Cottin's Flour Table performance.
Audrey Cottin invites you to take part in an ongoing performance piece in which she researches different kinds of therapy dealing with visual expression. Multiple people get involved as Cottin wants to talk about community, authorship, personal freedom and in general the politics of (personal) space. People align or take defense. There is no goal but to communicate.
With: Audrey Cottin, Adam Cruces, Marijke De Roover, Eleanor Duffin, John Finneran, Riley Harmon, Sophie Jung, Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir, Hannah Lees, Kris Lemsalu, Nancy Lupo, Ria Pacquée, Angelo Plessas, Mike Pratt, Mathias Prenen, Marthe Ramm Fortun, R&F F&R, Eric Sidner, Sibran Sampers, Hayley Aviva Silverman, Birde Vanheerswynghels, Tamara Van San