Guilty landscapes. Dries Verhoeven

Guilty landscapes. Dries Verhoeven

From July 16 to 25, 2021

Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Place: 
Room 38
Prices: 

The price of the activity is included in any of the tickets available to enter the museum.

Material: 
PDF icon ‘Regarding the pain of others’ by Susan Sontag (2002) - pdf

‘Regarding the pain of others’ by Susan Sontag (2002) - pdf

Description:

From July 16 to 25, the museum collaborates in this video installation by Dries Verhoeven for the GREC Festival Barcelona that invites us to contemplate and reflect on images of our global world. What changes when what usually happens in a faraway part of the world, now becomes our responsibility?

You may have seen numerous video-creations and works of art that use moving images. And you’re no doubt used to the many urban and natural landscapes from all around the world that inundate your mobile, computer or television screens. We warn you from here on, however, that few of those images, seen in art galleries or on social networks, will have made the sort of impression on you that Dries Verhoeven’s “guilty landscapes” will make. And that’s because the creator from the Netherlands offers you an experience in solitude that will leave you facing a large screen and a reality that will seem much more authentic than what you are accustomed to contemplating. Perhaps life in this reality you see is not as comfortable as the one in your home, perhaps desolation or labour exploitation prevail there and perhaps the people who inhabit it suffer from shortages you won’t even want to imagine. How are you responsible for all that? Look, ask yourselves and imagine for a moment that you live in that landscape... if you dare.

This is the amazing, unexpected offering from a stage creator and visual artist from the Netherlands, used to creating installations, representations and events in public spaces and working on the boundaries between performance and installation art. Breaking down barriers between audience and performer, and blurring the boundary between art and life, Verhoeven’s offerings often turn their spectators into the actors and protagonists of experiences designed to invite us to think about the social reality we live in and to get us to call into question our judgement and thought systems we considered unchangeable. The influence on interpersonal relations of digital media with an ever-increasing presence in our lives is one of the issues the artist’s attention focuses on the most of late.

A Studio Dries Verhoeven production.
A co-production with SPRING Performing Arts Festival Utrecht (Netherlands), Foreign Affairs Berlin (Germany), Boulevard Theatre Festival's Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) and MU Artspace Eindhoven (Netherlands).
Supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Het Zilveren Lint Fonds, VSBfonds, Dutch Performing Arts Fund, Utrecht City Council.

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Information and reservation: 

 

Once at the museum, you should go to the welcome point that has been set up in the Oval Hall, next to the entrance to the installation.
At this welcome point you will be given the first available time to take part in the experience. Access is individual and lasts a maximum of 10 minutes.
Due to the characteristics of the activity, having a museum ticket does not guarantee access to the installation. For this reason, please ask for availability at the ticket offices.

 

+info: 93 622 03 76

 

The museum reserves the right to modify the operation according to the needs or incidents that arise, in order to optimise the user's experience.

 

Guilty landscapes