26 June-15 January, 2016
House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life, Ghent, Belgium
HOMELESS MOVIES brings an ode to home movies, once recorded in a private family sphere meant to built a family memory. Both inside and outside of museum House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life in Ghent, Belgium the experience of watching home movies plays a central role. Together with another exhibition on home movies held at the Limburgs Museum in Venlo, this museum exhibition results from the research project ‘Changing Platforms of Ritualised Memory Practices‘.
EXPO: JASPER RIGOLE
The museum exhibition presents the wonderful work of visual artist and home movies collector Jasper Rigole, who analyses, catalogues and digitizes home movies to built an ‘archive of someone else’s memories’. Such personal mementos provide us a view on the past of strangers. They represent a past culture of everyday life, yet also reveal something about the filmmakers themselves. In this exposition, Rigole departs from the home movies he has collected over the years and creates something new out of it. From June 26, his work is exhibited at the House of Alijn.
INNER CITY: SIX VIEWING CABINES
The museum exhibition continues beyond the walls of the museum. Guest curator Edwin Carels has invited six artists to immerse themselves in the collection of home movies that the museum has collected over the years and to make a new film from it. From October 15th, the results can be experienced in various film cabines placed on different locations in the inner city of Ghent. While the installations are at public disposal, for a moment they isolate the viewer from the outside world. Looking at someone else’s memories, voyeurism is never far away. The project, which is organized with the School of Arts, Ghent (KASK), raises questions on visual culture, identity, media usage and memory as well as the dynamics between the private and the public.
The artists belong to a young generation of visual artists who are dealing with the moving image in an analytical yet personal way. They artists are connected to the city of Ghent and include: Mekhitar Garabedian, Eva Giolo, Katrin Kamrau, Jasper Rigole, Meggy Rustamova, Lisa Spilliaert. See this link for their biographies: http://www.huisvanalijn.be/sites/default/files/bio_kunstenaars_homelessmovies_def.pdf
The museum exhibition results from the research project ‘Changing Platforms of Ritualised Memory Practices‘. At the Limburgs Museum in Venlo, another exhibition on home movies will be held from May 27: ‘A Century of Home Cinema: from Film Projector to Smartphone‘.
Photo copyright: Jasper Rigole © Kristof Vrancken (Z33)