Glowachrome Garden

                                                                                        image: Evelien Cammaert

Photographed fragments of landscapes and sound extracts from natural surroundings meet in a dark exposition space that morphs on the pace of slides and sliding screens. We witness the process of an ongoing composition. In this garden of color and light, there is time for another kind of looking. Images bring us back to a sunny place where we might have never been.

In the first phase of the creation process, Evelien Cammaert started shooting on a 35mm slide film. A medium that is both direct and mysterious. Direct, because it gives a transparent image that becomes visible, simply by shining light through it. But from the moment of recording to the projected image from a slide projector, the image takes a complex and mysterious path… It starts with a landscape in which a photographer enters and becomes part of it. All circumstances and factors that subsequently form part of the process play a role: the time of year, the lighting conditions, the temperature, the mood of the photographer, the colors of the landscape, the type of camera and lens, the film roll, the camera settings, the exact moment of recording ... After this, the image remains latent in the dark until the film is developed. A slide film undergoes a complex development process in the darkroom and the result depends on the lab, the light source and projector and plain onto which the image is ultimately projected.

The experience of the photographic image, influenced by different circumstances, atmospheres and temporal and spatial conditions is the field of research in this piece.
The border between concrete reality and subjective abstraction is alternately shown and blurred, while you walk into an ever-changing universe of painting-like images, abstract planes, frames, shadows and distortions.
Concept, performance and images:Evelien Cammaert;
dramaturgy, performance: Alice van der Wielen; scenography, performance: Joris Perdieus; sound design: Harpo ’t Hart; Artistic advice: Bart Van den Eynde, Meryem Bayram, Mesut Arslan, Simon Baetens; Joris Perdieus; Coproduction: Platform 0090/ C-Tact/ Workspace Brussels/ Playground Festival; residencies: C-Takt Dommelhof, wpZimmer, Performance Art Forum (PAF), Workspace Brussels; M-Leuven
In collaboration with the Master in Theatre Program, Institute of Performative Arts, Maastricht (NL); Tiny Things vzw

image: Michaël Bloos

image: evelien cammaert

image: Evelien Cammaert

image: Joris Perdieus

image: joris perdieus

image: Evelien Cammaert