On Borders

Veld - Jan Tieboutstraat
Zellik

In the framework of PeriFeria 2017, the collective That Might Be Right explored the administrative boundary between Brussels and Flanders. With Borders Beyond Borderlines they bring together their experiences and perspectives in a video installation. On their walks they discovered that certain places along the border of the Brussels Capital Region could serve as a metaphor for a reflection on the diverse manifestations of borders in a global context. These places provide the backdrop to think and speak about borders as world-making practice. In this way they want to consider urgent issues in the world, and the European Union in particular, and make them tangible by relating them to a local and thus more recognizable situation.

In the spring of 2015, artist Jerome Giller was also inspired by the Brussels-Flemish border. For BEING URBAN he realized 72.KM.F.B.C, for which he walked the whole border around the Brussels Capital Region in nine days. For Giller the walk brought to the fore the porosity of the concept of boundary line. He documented and mapped both natural and symbolic boundary marks, thereby confronting cartography with physical reality.

On Friday 15 September, both That Might Be Right and Jerome Giller will present their research and discuss their experiences, research methods, and artistic translation.

Presentation and conversation
> at about 18:30
> in the fields of Jan Tieboutstraat in Zellik, on the border between Brussels and Flanders
[to get there, follow a marked track (5 min. by foot) from the station of Sint-Agatha-Berchem (the tram terminus of tram line 82 from at to Brussels City Centre)]
> two short presentations followed by a conversation
> partly in French, partly in English
> the event is free of charge

Where and how to get there?

A PeriFeria activity in collaboration with the public school for architecture Brussels