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FFF | Domo de Eŭropa Historio en ekzilo (House of European History in Exile)

Thomas Bellinck

Fast Forward Festival 3


16 ΜΑY - 5 JUN 2016
Mon-Fr: 17:30-21:00*
Sat-Sun: 10:00-13:00 and 17:30-21:00*

*Scroll down for timetable details.
Reservation is recommended due to
limited availability.
40 Peiraios str, Omonoia sq.
Α futuristic history of the present with ample black humor... Presenting the EU as a brief historical intermezzo, this sharply critical, yet loving installation teleports its audience to a dystopia which somehow looks oddly familiar.
Presale:
Full price: 5 €
Reduced-Unemployed: 3€
Tickets at the door:
Cash only (available 30’ before the show)

The activity takes place in a non-theatrical venue which is not accessible to people with mobility impairments.
"Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo (‘House of European History in Exile’) takes you more than half a century back in time to the early twenty-first century. Although little-studied, this period nevertheless provided the breeding-ground for the sweeping changes that were to take place during our century. It was a remarkable era, characterised by Integration and Harmonisation. Blessed by the Long Peace. Overshadowed by the Great Recession. Back when national borders were blurred and people everywhere used a single currency called the ‘euro’. Back when Brussels, not Warsaw, lay at the beating heart of the old continent. The first international exhibition on life in the former European Union."

Engaged with the EU’s crisis of confidence since 2013, having traveled from Brussels to Rotterdam and Vienna, Belgian artist Thomas Bellinck’s Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo has anticipated recent developments. Having spent the past few months living and researching in Greece, as well as Germany, Bellinck has conceived of a new version of the exhibition especially for Athens and Wiesbaden. In his quaint, uncanny museum, rife with dusty maps and decaying artifacts, Bellinck stages a futuristic history of the present with ample black humor. Presenting the EU as a brief historical intermezzo, his sharply critical, yet loving installation teleports its audience to a dystopia which somehow looks oddly familiar.

credits

Concept & Realisation: Thomas Bellinck
Dramaturgy: Sébastien Hendrickx 
Design Coach: Stef Stessel
Technical Director: Tim Vanhentenryk
Line producer: Kostas Raftopoulos
Production management: Dimitra Dernikou, Mariet Eyckmans, Catherine Vervaecke
Constructions: Anne Straetmans, Menno Vandevelde, Stelios Lampadarios, Manos Antonopoulos
Set: Workshops KVS Brussels & Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Research assistance: Laura Kurtz, Marina Troupi
Museum Caretakers: Pavsanias Karathanasis, Theodoros Koveos
Location Management: Dimitris Chalkiadakis
Texts translation in the installation: Vassilis Douvitsas
Production: KVS Brussels
Co-production: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, Wiesbaden Biennale 2016
Executive producer: ROBIN vzw

We kindly thank the Integrated Supplementary Pension Fund for its support to the project.





*Timetable (tours begin every 30 minutes with 6 visitors per tour):
Mon-Fr: 17:30 | 18:00 | 18:30 | 19:00 | 19:30 | 20:00 | 20:30 | 21:00
Sat-Sun: 10:00 | 10:30 | 11:00 | 11:30 | 12:00 | 12:30 | 13:00 and 17:30 | 18:00 | 18:30 | 19:00 | 19:30 | 20:00 | 20:30 | 21:00

Reservation is recommended due to limited availability.
On Wednesday 25 May last entry on 20:00.

Exhibition languages: Arabic, English, Greek

PARALLEL EVENTS
Wednesday 25 May
Thomas Bellinck in a conversation with the philosopher Srećko Horvat
(21:30 | 40 Peiraios str. | In English)

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May
Theatre-History workshop by Thomas Bellinck
(11:00-14:00 | 40 Peiraios str.)
PARALLEL EVENTS

25 May 2016

21:30 40 Peiraios str, Omonoia sq.
Free admission

TALKS & THOUGHTS

FFF | Thomas Bellinck in a conversation with the philosopher Srećko Horvat

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