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Pushing against indifference with PRESENT CLUB. So, what do you suggest? @ La Loge, Jan 19 – 21

18 January 2017

The PRESENT CLUB. So, what do you suggest? weekend of discussion and film screenings is on at Brussels’ La Loge, opening January 19 and running to the January 21.

The new year’s event will bring together artists, curators and other thinkers with the aim of returning to “the present-day and envision ways to join forces, inside and outside the field of art, on an institutional and human scale.”

Moderated by Marie de Gaulejac and Laura Herman,  the roundtable will include Aleppo, Buenos Tiempos, Int., Enough Room for Space, Eté 78, Etablissement d’en face, GIRLS LIKE US, and Visible.

The chosen films are proposed by the invited speakers, responding in some way to the “troubles of our times,” presenting cinema that is both hopeful and dark, confident and present. The event defines itself as being against indifference or paralysis. 

The films include:

Antonio Mercero – La cabina (1972)

Bartek Dziadosz – The Trouble with Being Human These Days (2013)

A.K. Burns and A.L Steiner – Community Action Center (2010)

Pedro Almodóvar – Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas) (1983)

Ayman Nahle – Now: End of Season (2015)

The Karrabing Film Collective – Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams (2015)

Sylvester Stallone – Rocky IV (1985)

Ridley Scott – Blade Runner (1982)

See the La Loge website for details.**

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Buenos Tiempos, Int. @ La Loge, Apr 1

30 March 2015

The Buenos Tiempos-produced film A Walk with Dorothée Dupuis and Jessica Gysel Around the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower in Brussels will premiere at Brussels’s La Loge on April 1.

The film stars two editors of feminist art magazines – Dorothée Dupuis of Petunia and Jessica Gysel of Girls Like Us. In the film, the two women chat and stroll through Brussels’s Laeken Park in Brussels against the backdrop of French architect Alexandre Marcel‘s The Japanese Tower (1905) and the Chinese Pavilion (1910), both considered to be poignant illustrations of the fin-de-siècle Orientalism and cultural imperialism.

Directed and written by Alberto García del Castillo and Marnie Slater, the film continues in the thread of Buenos Tiempos, Int.’s debut production, The Ages of Beatrix Ruf: A History of Power Transvestism (2014), a fashion editorial on drag performativity commissioned for the sixth issue of Petunia magazine. The April 1 film premier will also bring a performance by Bear Bones, Lay Low, Ernesto González’s solo project.

See the event page for details. **

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