Cinema Forum

2013, site-specific construction with a cartotheque, cinema and bar
Design & construction in collaboration with Hanne De Vos,
Dimitri Van den Berghe, Steven De Jonge, residents and
local organisations of Bloemekenswijk Ghent
With the support of the City of Ghent and Arts Centre Vooruit
On location at Jan Yoensstraat Ghent
29.06 – 08.07.2013

Cinema Forum is part of Displacement #1the first chapter of a long-term project on urban development called (Dis)placed Interventions.

Cinema Forum is a collective construction that parasitizes on the abandoned architecture of social housing blocks in the periphery of Ghent. The temporary construction is made of wooden pallets and diverse waste materials collected in the Bloemekenswijk neighbourhood. The programmation of the cinema starts from a ‘cartotheque’, a dark space of 3 by 4 m that is lit up by head lamps of visitors. This cartotheque maps the urban development of the area through still moments, memories, future scenarios and dreams of what could be.

At the heart of the cartotheque, local images and stories of urban development are linked to the fiction of films that seemingly have no relation to the neighbourhood. Every night, another film of this series is projected in the central open-air cinema where home-made meals and drinks are served.

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