Thomas Bellinck and Arthur De Vuyst
Thomas Bellinck and Arthur De Vuyst’s stay in Tunis was related to the installation of Bellinck’s work for Dream City (4-13 October 2019). This research project was developed in Athens, Brussels and Tunis. With the support of Bellinck’s team, he created an imaginary museum-archive with visual and sound installation, and during the days of the festival, the work was shown together with interventions in a form of theatre performance.
A cloud of voices gathers in an imaginary museum. Their bodies are held up elsewhere, but here absent storytellers recount histories of hunting. Some of these voices are heard. Many are not. All are experts of a certain reality. Theatre-makers, journalists, politicians, law enforcement: we are all on the hunt for something. Sometimes it’s people. During this actorless audio performance, the public will hear snippets of Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Greek collected from around the Mediterranean. Sampling from hours of recordings, Simple as ABC #3: The Wild Hunt pieces together a many-voiced portrait of today’s humanhunt. The Wild Hunt is the third installation of Simple as ABC, a growing series on the Western migration management machine. This process of participative research in three cities (Tunis, Athens and Brussels) was shown at the Dream City festival held in Tunis from 4 to 13 October, 2019.
The mobility support allowed me to be present during the festival days, introduce the work and exchange with the public.