Bricks - Piles of Bricks 1

February 20, 2020
Performance (+/- 35 min) and installation with 5000 bricks
Edition 1 of 6

The project Bricks consists of the 2 video installations La couleur de la brique (2017) and Ingahi Kama (2018), the installation Circular construction versus human body – referring to Toshikatsu Endo (2018), the publication Piles des Bricks/Piles des briques (2020), the installations and performances Piles of Bricks (2020-ongoing) and the drawing series Brick Dust (2020-ongoing).

Together with Liantsoa Rakotonaivo (Madagascar), one of the artists who participated in my videos La couleur de la brique and Ingahy Kama, I took up residency in the Showroom of Sint Lucas Antwerpen. We worked during 8 weeks on a performance in which forms and meanings of brick constructions were experienced. Bricks were piled up through drawings and physical exercises. We investigated physical interactions, moves and positions in relation to constructions and limited spaces to see how this resulted in new personal, symbolic and political meanings.
Four coaches followed us during the working process, each starting from a particular angle: Paulo Guerreiro, Sonia Si Ahmed, Geert Belpaeme and Marta Castelo.
This project ended with the performance Piles of Bricks 1 in the Showroom of Sint Lucas Antwerpen and Piles of Bricks 2 in the Beursschouwburg in Brussels.

Photos and stills Maxime Jean-Baptiste