AIR Traces
Talk by Alan Quireyns
Moderated by Mounira Al Solh
Wednesday, April 3 at 8pm

Alan Quireyns' talk is an open invitation by NOA magazine to think about the schizophrenia that exists in a country with three official languages, such as Belgium. In his talk he will present two examples of projects that deal with this specific use of language. One by current resident Darren Roshier named "Darren Roshier essaie de (re)presenter ses trois maanden van residentie", and the other project is named "Raymond" and is a theatre production by KVS (Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg) and Théatre National, where a monologue is held in a mixture of Dutch and French, without really translating or repeating. The talk will also give an idea of how AIR Antwerpen works and will give an insight in AIR Antwerpen's publication "AIR Traces".

Alan Quireyns is artistic director of AIR Antwerpen, freelance curator and writer. He studied art history at Ghent University and the Freie Universität Berlin. He curated the following exhibition: Cité-Action, Assenede, 2006; Body Fluids, Conflict Room, 2008; Strategies of Confidence, NICC, Antwerp, 2009; Platform 4, Design Center de Winkelhaak, Antwerp, 2009; NUCLEO-The Connection, Ghent, 2011 and New Ways to Work, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, 2012.

Mounira Al Solh In her artistic practice, a series of interconnected problematics and questions are mapped out and deconstructed across a constellation of embedded media and formats, namely performance, video, installation, and drawing. Her videos were screened at Centre Pompidou, the Sharjah Biennial, the Tate Modern in London and at Videobrazil in Sao Paulo, where she won the jury’s award in 2007. In 2008 she won the Uriot Prize at the Rijksakademie where she was a resident artist for two years. In 2012, Mounira Al Solh was residing in AIR Antwerp to research around "schizophrenia and language", the topic of the third issue of NOA magazine, a variation of performative and reading gestures disguised under the title and sometimes shape of a magazine.