CYLAND’s artist, curator, and artistic advisor Alexandra Dementieva will participate in the Watou Arts Festival 2023, Poperinge, Belgium.
The festival will take place from 1 July to 3 September 2023 and is given /kom.po’zi.ci.o:/ as its baseline. Thirty artists and twenty poets will ‘compose’ new in situ work. This year, the arts festival surprises with several new venues, a podcast with Jelle Van Riet, and a poetry cycle route with war poems.
Alexandra Dementieva will show a combination of works (Twin Dephts, 2018; Source of Energy, 2021; Their Portraits, 2023) in which she comments on environmental and other problems resulting from human actions. In doing so, she urges the need to find other, more sustainable ways of living, in harmony with nature.
The Watou Arts Festival 2023
Edith Doove and Michaël Vandebril
Beatrijs Albers & Reggy Timmermans* (BE) – Niels Albers (NL) – Funda Zeynep Ayguler & Anton Filatov (DE) – Iwert Bernakiewicz (BE) – Sven Boel (BE) – Cloé Decroix* (FR) – Alexandra Dementieva* (BE) – Niel de Vries (NL) – Berlinde De Bruyckere (BE) – Griet Dobbels (BE) – Philippe Druez (BE) – Juls Gabs (UK) – Benoît Géhanne* (FR) – Marilyne Grimmer (FR) – Marc Hamandjian* (FR) – Nathalie Hunter* (BE) – Maarten Inghels (BE) – Pierre Mertens* (BE) – Charlotte Eta Mumm (DE) – Öznur Özturk (BE) – Alain Platel & Mirjam Devriendt (BE) – Jiajia Qi (CN) – Henk Schut (NL) – Robert Ssempijja (UG) – Koen Vanmechelen* (BE) – Louisiana Van Onna (NL) – Wouter Vanderstede & Peter Simon (BE) – Various Artists & Tijdelijk Informatie Centrum, afdeling Watou (BE) – Esther Venrooij* (NL) – Joris Vermassen (BE).