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03 May 2017 - 01 Nov 2020

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Benjamin Vandewalle - Studio Cité (Working Title), Theater op de Markt 2016 (BE) © Robin Reynders

Last May in Hull, IN SITU members selected 7 Pilot Projects that they will collectively support from inception to touring.

These projects managed to comply with the requirements that define the artistic vision of IN SITU:

    •    Scale adaptability
    •    Accessibility to big audiences
    •    Involvement of local artistic collaborators
    •    Projects with a social consciousness
    •    Relevant in an International context
    •    Address current/contemporary issues
    •    Leave a real visual or physical trace

We will frequently update this page with the evolution of all the projects. In the meantime, you can discover them below.

Benjamin Vandewalle (BE) - Studio Cité (Working Title)

“The public space is where conflicting points of view are confronted without any possibility of a final reconciliation”. (Chantal Mouffe, Agonistics)

Under the heading of Studio Cité (working title), Benjamin Vandewalle wants to combine a series of installations, performances and interventions in one place, square or venue. During a week, Benjamin transforms this urban location into an artistic fun fair, a playground for the human gaze.

Vandewalle starts from the idea that the way we perceive the world determines how we think about that world and thus act in that world. By changing the way we perceive, we can challenge our thoughts and actions in and about the world we live in.

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Lucas De Man (BE/NL) / Stichting Nieuwe Helden - In search of New Democracy

For his project in Search Of Europe, Lucas De Man travelled to 17 cities in 8 countries in 30 days. He interviewed more than 20 young creators (creative professionals), who are trying to change the society they live in for the better. What struck him is that there is a new generation awakening in Europe and that they are ready to fight for change. Inspired by this journey, Lucas made and performed a lecture performance De Man in Europe, which premiered in August. In De Man in Europe Lucas uses video fragments of the interviews to take his audience on a journey past the most important insights and battles of the young European generation he encountered.

‘in search of New Democracy’ is a next step of this project the focus will be on young creatives and visionary’s throughout Europe. The aim is to create a common European project questioning and experimenting with new forms of democracy.

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Lucas De Man - In Search of Europe (2016) © Phile Deprez

Anna Rispoli (IT) - A certain value. Experiments in radical solidarity


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Liquid Loft (AT) - Foreign Tongues

Foreign Tongues puts the act of speaking at the center of a choreographic process and reflects the experience of contemporary urban life, its polyphony and multilingualism.

Each city, through its languages, jargons and regional variations, creates its own sounds. Some new languages or dialects might appear and become audible in a city, while others might be temporarily lost or even become extinct.

 Liquid Loft investigates into the sounds of languages spoken by individuals in a region or a city, focussing on characteristics like tone, rhythm, dynamics or intonation of the speaker. The human body is – as it were – the instrument for these phonetic acts, which are then transferred as a music score into public space: How does a human being move in public space and how do the linguistic sound environments created by ourselves and others, influence our body-language? In a very subtle way, present, mythology and politics penetrate our daily movements. Language contains all of this, in a very subconscious and intangible form.

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Richard Wiesner (CZ) - Twenty-Eight

The name evokes an installation presenting the EU member states. Individual states are represented by translations of their national anthems, which are a central theme of the entire installation. The Motto of the EU, “Unity in Diversity”, however, highlights the need of individual states to define and build their own identity. A nation is represented to a significant extent by its symbols and national myths. The act of election and the process of developing national anthems often uniquely correlate with the creation of nations’ own images. The content of national anthems often conflict with the EU’s efforts to unify, and highlight the need of states to fight and protect themselves as unique and undisrupted space.

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Kaleider (UK) - PIG

PIG poses a playful dilemma in public space from the moment it is unveiled. The idea is to make a transparent pig, about the size of a small car, placed in a public space. Hanging inside the pig is an illuminated sign that reads “THIS IS A COMMUNITY FUND. YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IT IF YOU LIKE, AND WHEN YOU’VE AGREED HOW TO SPEND IT YOU CAN SPEND IT. #BIGPIG”

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