video-report 12’7” of the performance at S.M.A.K. Ghent (BE) on August 15 2021, from 1PM until 5PM + clip 2’05”
Marie Julia Bollansee, in cooperation with the travellers and the audience
Cynthia Vertessen, camera
Pablo Bollansée, photography
Ann Hoste, curator
Marie Julia Bollansee, concept, artist book, performance, felt costume & capsules, video-editing, soundscape
Thanks to the travellers, stone carriers and story tellers. Thanks to Staff S.M.A.K.
-129 stones from around the world: 70 Menhirs (big stones), 48 Misfits (little stones) and 11 Absent Stones (Tarpaulin blue stones). All stones are marked with a code that links to their place of origin.
-artist book ‘GEOLOGY ARCHIVE’, available at S.M.A.K. and online here
-blue tarpaulin, 10m x 8m
-costume in black felt, sheep’s wool
-81 capsules in black felt, sheep’s wool, various dimensions
installation on view at S.M.A.K. from June 25 until October 3 2021
This is the 2nd iteration of GEOLOGY. The performance happened for the first time on 19/5/2019 at the entrance hall of S.M.A.K. on the occasion of ‘20 Years of S.M.A.K. / HAPPENING’ and the show ‘The Collection (1) Highlights for a Future’
The ‘MISFITS’ in this 2nd iteration is a series of numbered white carrara-marble pebbles.
Many travellers, maybe you too, contributed to the performance. They brought along a stone, made a photograph on the site where they found it and told me the story of their journey. Stones that got lost on the way are represented by blue ‘Absent stones’. All these stones from around the world come together in the performance and are archived in an artist book. This book ‘GEOLOGY ARCHIVE’ is part of the performance. In the final part of the performance the audience was invited to participate, and to take a ‘Misfit’ home.
read the full concept text here
view photo-album on FLICKR