SARAH VANAGT IN Z33
exhibition - from 16 September until 15 October 2006 - Z33, Zuivelmarkt 33, 3500 Hasselt
In the installation Moi, l'éléphant, Sarah Vanagt (b. 1976, Bruges)lets two children crawl inside the skin of the stuffed elephant in the Africa Museum in Tervuren. Today, this lifeless animal from the former Belgian colony of Congo rests in everlasting peace in Belgium. The children voice the elephant's thoughts, his sorrows, his questions and visions… The dialogue of those two young white adventurers with the elephant is a confrontation with the past and with death, because many aspects of colonial history shimmer through in their fantasies. The exhibition opens on 16 September 2006 at 16:30 and will be introduced by a lecture by Koen Vlassenroot at 17:00. At 20:30, there will be a screening of Vanagt's earlier videos: Little Figures (2003), After Years of Walking (2003), Begin Began Begun (2005) and First Elections (2005). Moi, l'éléphant is a FLACC workplace project and is exhibited in the context of Powerplays - Interior Desires, Exterior Spaces, an event of Platform Limburg Beeldende Kunsten. More information on Vanagt can be found on www.balthasar.be.