A. Ortsstraat 20-28
8 February 2020 - 21 March 2020
East from West - screening programmeSeeing double: Estonian-born, Belgium-based artist Ingel Vaikla overlaps past and future, time and space in her audio-visual investigation of the subjective and the collective.
In her first solo exhibition in Belgium, Ingel Vaikla conceptualises her work through the idea of the double exposure. We see archival footage of the city of Slavutych, built to house the surviving workers of the Chernobyl disaster. We see it then in 1986, the last city ever built by the Soviet Union, and we see it now, as a young city in present-day Ukraine. In this way Vaikla invites us to let these overlapped realities develop simultaneously in our minds. If we have the courage to climb through the image, through time, space and experience, then we can start to understand how subjective and collective identities are formed, and how they in turn materialise on film, in politics and in architecture.
Curated by Laura Toots
The exhibition is supplemented by two events: