21C/19C. Procedures for Anthropometric Image Reversal

@ Constant

5, rue du Fort / Fortstraat, 1060 Bruxelles / Brussel

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Through the lenses of 19th century photographers, the visual artist Antje Van Wichelen dives into the clichés and underlying motives of the Western colonial anthropometric collections and their view on the ’Other’. Using stop-motion methods, manual 16mm film development and printing, stretches of film rolls and magnifying glasses, Antje re-writes these images and proposes us a more sensitive regard.

During her artists research, focusing on the photographed people, tracing down historical and contextual elements, she encountered the surprisingly diverse policies of the archives holding these photo-collections. At the opening of her installation in the window of Constant, we will all be invited to take part in her “burning” performance: how to use the images? What can be shown/not shown?

Opening: 15.09.2016 | 18:00, performance: 19:00

Thanks to: Stitiching nationaal museum van wereldculturen, ITG, LaboBXL, MTK, Mossó, Rokia Bamba

Picture: Etnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin + (CC) BY - NC - SA

With the support of: Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Service du Gouvernement Francophone Bruxellois, Dienst Nederlandstalige Aangelegenheden Sint-Gillis.

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