BANG! TRAVELLING ARTS FESTIVAL #5
CURATED BY JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL
6 MAY - 8 JUNE
@ BEGIJNHOFKERK BXL
12 SOIREES IN THE SIGN OF BRUEGEL'S ALLEGORICAL PAINTING '12 PROVERBS' (1558-1660) reconstructed through
SOUND ART / PERFORMANCE / MUSIC
BANG! ALIEN OBSERVER’S VOCAL NIGHT OUT WITH SOLOISTS: RAMSES VAN DEN EEDE, BENJAMIN ABEL MEIRHAEGHE, RAPHAËL DESMARETS, DOLLY BING BING & JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL
BRUEGEL PROVERB #10 TO CAST PEARLS BEFORE SWINE IN C#
This spring artist and musician Joris Van De Moortel will be the guest curator of BANG! festival #5. During 12 nights, our curator and his guests enter into dialogue with the allegorical painting: “Twelve Proverbs” (1558-1560) by Pieter Paul Bruegel The Elder. Every evening is dedicated to the voicing of a proverb of Bruegel, coupled to a different key.
about Joris Van De Moortel:
Dolly Bing Bing is a glamorous alien popstar created and impersonated by artist/dancer Elisabeth Van Dam. Dolly Bing Bing is an ancient athlete made from the rocks of the future. As a performance project Dolly is a Gesamtkunstwerk. Dolly’s music and performances are created in collaboration with composer/producer Alien Observer (Laurens Schnurrbart Marien, NEIN, ex-Soldier’s Heart). Together they aspire to shape ‘the trippy soundtrack of a beautiful metaphysical future’, melting r&b, rap and experimental electronics with lyrical pop, philosophy and poetry.
Thinking from the darkness of the female ‘hard core’, with her glossy face, open soul and flaming tenderness, Dolly inspires women to be sexual, powerful and cool, yet loving, transformative and soft. As a living sculpture, with her hyper trained body and super toned muscles, and as a bad-ass post-apocalypse bitch, Dolly reaches beyond the limits of human life into the animal, digital, hybrid, enhanced and heavenly.