URBE – URBanisme Émotionnel
❝When entering the territory of which Eutropia is the capital, the traveler sees not one city but many, of equal size and not unlike one another, scattered over a vast rolling plateau. Eutropia is not one, but all these cities together; only one is inhabited at a time, the others are empty; and this process is carried out in rotation…
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
URBE – Urbanisme Émotionnel is an experiment. An experiment to cut through the city with ever-changing eyes, changing ears, words, of one, of many, of many more to come.
This small exhibition is the first outcome of the experiment
to match together
to project every time a different perception of the city.
Of this city, where 9 teenagers spent 11 weeks looking for something that spoke of them, of their past, of their present and of the leap into the future that awaits them… here, there, everywhere.
For this experiment we asked to look at the city with the whole body, not just with the eye inside the camera. Concepts such as speed, balance, focus, composition became at once the way to capture what’s outside but also to express what moves us across the city from the inside. We always started in a circle, and at each session we opened it up a little bit more. We first let in the light, then it was the colours, the shapes, the contrasts, the sounds, the smells, and bit by bit we pieced together a map…
Here it is our ever-changing map, it’s for you. You can follow it from afar, or from up close, with logic or with your guts, with awareness or blissful ignorance, it’s your choice. That’s what matters for us, having the choice, the choice to decide how to look, how to move, how and if and when to speak…
Ahmad, Anita, Dem, Emma, Emma-Blu, Hedayat, Mohammed, Sarwar, Yolan❞
A project by Medeber Teatro and Diego Ravier, only made possible with the help of our partners: Vzw AIF+, La Concertation, Sint Gillis Service Jeunesse, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Fonds Triodos.