CONTOUR 7, the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium have the pleasure of inviting you to the Utopia & Europa Salon #3 on 28 October 2015 in Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen. This salon is organised within the context of CONTOUR 7, a Moving Image Biennale in Mechelen.
CONTOUR 7 is dedicated to the humanist and statesman Thomas More, who died a martyr and was the author of the most debated book in political theory, Utopia. The Utopia & Europa Salon is symbolically tied to the questions at the heart of Utopia and is organised in the physical proximity of the first and third edition of More’s Utopia, which are presented in the exhibition spaces of CONTOUR 7.
Each salon takes place in a specially designed environment and is structured around either a group of panel presentations or a keynote lecture, in both cases, followed by a debate among the participants and with the audience. The central question the salon addresses is the role of artists, writers and thinkers in Europe today. How do their utopian ideas form an essential contribution to the realisation of the common good? And how do they contribute to Europe’s search for a contemporary narrative?
The Utopia & Europa Salon is organised also in the framework of the European Commission's New Narrative for Europe actions with a focus on young people in countries of the European Union. New Narrative for Europe is an initiative that engages the cultural, scientific and artistic sectors in the ongoing discussion on the many narratives on Europe.
More information: www.ec.europa.eu/culture/policy/new-narrative/index_en.htm
UTOPIA & EUROPA SALON #3 - 28 OCTOBER 2015
“ON THE RELEVANCE OF THE RENAISSANCE FOR CONTEMPORARY EUROPE”
Andrea Büttner – visual artist
Patricia Falguières – philosopher of art
A Dog Republic
Nicola Setari – curator CONTOUR 7
17:00 – 17:45
Masterclass Andrea Büttner (in Cultuurcentrum Mechelen)
17:45 – 18:00
Move to CONTOUR 7-venue Hof van Busleyden
18:30 – 19:00
Lecture Patricia Falguières
19:00 – 19:30
Debate moderated by Nicola Setari
19:30 – 21:00
Screening La Bataille du Rail (extended Let’s Talk Peace! version) with live soundtrack
Regie: A Dog Republic & René Clément
Scenario: Kopec & René Clément
Cast: Jean Clarieux, Jean Daurand, Jacques Desagneaux, & Yona Friedman
Mounting: Jean-Baptiste Decavèle & Nico Dockx
Producer: Balkis Berger-Dobermann
Photography: Jean-Baptiste Decavèle & Nico Dockx
Sound/ Music: Helena Sidiropoulos, Lamont Stigler, Krist Torfs & Dave Vanderplas
Mix: Bert Aerts
Genre: documentary / fiction
1945, 2014-5 France/ Belgium/ Thailand
The film/performance La Bataille du Rail (extended Let’s Talk Peace! version) is produced and made possible by Beaufort Beyond Borders 2015
The Masterclass of Andrea Büttner is also made possible thanks to the support of Goethe Institut
Hof van Busleyden – Frederik de Merodestraat 65, Mechelen (entrance via Sint-Jansstraat) | Masterclass Andrea Büttner at Mechelen Cultural Centre – Minderbroedersgang 5, Mechelen
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT WWW.CONTOUR7.BE/EN/UTOPIA-EUROPA-SALON-3
Disclaimer: the Utopia & Europa Salon #1 will be filmed and possibly published on the websites of CONTOUR 7, the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium
THREE WEEKS OF CONTOUR 7 TO GO
A Moving Image Biennale CONTOUR 7, curated by Nicola Setari and dedicated to Thomas More, is heading for its final three weeks. Until the 8th of November 2015, you are able to visit the exhibition with contemporary video-art of international acclaim across several historical venues in Mechelen.
The parcours of the Biennale leads the visitors to the exhibition spaces of Mechelen Cultural Centre, the underground cellars of De Vlietenkelder, the ancient house of Hof van Busleyden, the museum of Kazerne Dossin and the renovated chapel and courtyard of De Noker.
MORE INFO AT WWW.CONTOUR7.BE