- Public Showing: PURE by Christian Bakalov
Public Showing: PURE by Christian Bakalov
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PURE is a performative and immersive installation by Christian Bakalov. It is the second part of the ETERNIA trilogy, developed from Spinoza's concept of "Eternity", which is closely linked to birth and death. Oscillating between visual arts and performance, PURE generates interactions between bodies and objects creating situations in which the public, performers and installations have an equal function, united in the same work of art.
Christian Bakalov works as a performer for artists such as Ivo Dimchev, Jan Fabre, Miet Warlop, Jérôme Bel, Robert Wilson and Vincent Riebeek / Florentina Holzinger. In 2014, he developed BRIGHT, his first immersive installation, in which the audience plays the leading role. Immersed in vast dark spaces full of phosphorescent signs, the most banal and daily objects become enchanted and estranged. Blurring the boundaries between performative action and installation, Bakalov develops a series of methods to introduce the audience into a poetic universe by addressing them one-on-one through different senses. Bakalov’s work is an ongoing artistic process that takes different shapes in each context. The third and last part of the trilogy will be created in 2019.
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Installation: 7 July > 26 August 2018
Public showings: every weekend between 3pm and 7pm
Kanal - Centre Pompidou
Akenkaai / Quai des Péniches
Dates07/07/2018 - 26/08/2018
Info and Documentation
Concept & development: Christian Bakalov – Artistic assistance: Tatyana Petrova & Demir Berisha – Performers: Christian Bakalov, Timur Magomedgadzhiev, Michael Helland, Demir Berisha, Pili Alvarez, Giulia Ledda, Barbara Bervoets, Irena Radmanovich, Louis Richard, Tatyana Petrova – Production: ArtEast Foundation – Co-production: workspacebrussels (in the frame of Life Long Burning, with support from the European Union Culture Programme), wpZimmer, Fabrika 126 – Support: DNK / Sofia – In collaboration with: TOPAZ & Kanal – Centre Pompidou