Sunday 29 January 2017
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Meeting point: Bus station Markt Westkapelle
On Sunday January 29, Paul Hendrikse took the participants on the road to Westkapelle for the first SYDGL of the new year. In his practice Hendrikse explores the communalities between history, biography and fiction. His projects often make use of performative elements, which Hendrikse employs to create a situational context in which ephemeral impressions, absence, movement, gestures and memories are reactivated. They derive from a fascination for historical persons and the traces they leave in our public life. Through a gap in space and time the participants met up with Charlie, Bas Jan, Piet & Eva and a performative gesture enabled Hendrikse to start a dialogue with these artists who resided and made work in Westkapelle.
Vleeshal is an internationally oriented center for contemporary art, rooted in Zeeland. In Zeeland Focus, Vleeshal highlights regional artists, takes part in and celebrates local contemporary art and culture.
For So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood Vleeshal invited artists from Zeeland to take on the role of a compass and guide their audience to interesting and inspiring places in Zeeland. The title comes from the English translation of Patrick Modiano’s book Pour que tu ne te perds pas dans le quartier written in 2014, the year Modiano won the Nobel Prize in Literature. This series took place from 2015-2018.