“The public space is where conflicting points of view are confronted without any possibility of a final reconciliation”. (Chantal Mouffe, Agonistics)
In Studio Cité, Benjamin Vandewalle combines a series of installations, performances and interventions in one place, square or venue in public space in a city, transforming the urban location into an artistic fun fair, a playground for the human gaze and a space where social encounters, discussions and the exchange of ideas can take place. Starting point of Studio Cité is the idea that the way we perceive the world determines how we think about this world and thus also act in it. By changing the way we perceive reality, we can challenge our thoughts and actions in and about the world we live in. All installations and performative acts in this project deal with how we perceive our everyday reality and questions how our senses operate when we observe, experience and engage with our surrounding environment and the people who are part of it. By choreographing the gaze, Vandewalle makes the audience aware of the potential of the world we inhabit everyday.
Studio Cité is featuring: Peri-masks, Photo-masks, Inter-view, Inter-face, Peri-sphere, Perisphere XL, Micro-sphere, Framing the Circle, Tracking Traces, a Bar and a Podcast.