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Dries Verhoeven

  • 23/08 - 02/09
  • 11Ehemalige Volksbank am Ring
  • 3pm - 9pm, entry every 10 min
  • Without talking
  • 8€/ red. 5€

The flashing images of far-away crisis regions are omnipresent in our everyday lives. Whether on our smartphone, laptop or the news screens in train stations … We are constantly made witnesses of the effects of the global economy. Whether we want to or not, we can’t escape these images. Do we carry the responsibility for suffering on the other side of the world? Do we feel guilty? Or do we reduce the people affected to victims too quickly? In “Guilty Landscapes”, Dries Verhoeven turns the visual axis around. Because in his video installation, the people from the news on the other side of the world look back at us and into our eyes. One to one – an eye to eye encounter. Poetic, confusing and deeply personal. In 2016, Dries Verhoeven asked Wiesbaden residents to take part in a ritual of mourning for our community’s values with his bacchanal funeral ceremonies. This year he will arrange an encounter with the hinterland of globalisation and will ask the unasked question of the subtle politics of media images.

  • Concept Dries Verhoeven
  • Production Studio Dries Verhoeven
  • Photography Willem Popelier and Christopher Hewitt
  • Video registration Thorsten Alofs and Christopher Hewitt

Guilty Landscapes is co-commissioned by SPRING Festival Utrecht (NL), Foreign Affairs Berlin (DE), Theaterfestival Boulevard ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL) and MU Eindhoven (NL).

Guilty Landscapes is made possible thanks to the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Het Zilveren Lint Fonds and VSBfonds