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Dates: 14 Aug - 14 Aug
Show Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Dive Bar events are always free. Capacity is limited to 50 people, with places given on a first come, first served basis.
On this evening, Meggy Rustamova will host a performative screening event, Interrupted black out, in the space of the exhibition. Through her practice she often establishes a reciprocal relationship with her audience, encouraging them to fill in the gaps in her performance, whether through imagination, physical inclination or an impetus towards facilitation. Her stories are formed in the telling. The virgin cocktail Herky-jerky eclipse will be served at the bar.
This event is running as part of the exhibition The Centre For Dying On Stage #1, curated by Kate Strain. Every Thursday a recurring Dive Bar will transform the gallery into an informal social space for performance, exchange and encounter.
Meggy Rustamova (b. Tbilisi, Georgia, 1985) lives and works in Brussels and Ghent, Belgium. She obtained her MA in Fine Arts at KASK School of Arts in Ghent and studied for a year at Universität der Künste in Berlin. She also completed a two year post-academic residency programme at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. In 2014, her work was presented in the group exhibitions Out Of Character, curated by Stijn Maes at CAB Art Center, Brussels; Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, curated by Cis Bierinckx Fribourg, Switzerland and Een onvervalste leugen curated by Frank Maes at Emergent, Veurne (all 2014). Further recent exhibitions and projects include; (dis)Location, Kaaitheater, Brussels; Coup de Ville – Attracted by Another Level, curated by Stef Van Bellingen, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; Perpetual Travellers curated by Pieter Vermeulen in SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin and screenings at Wiels, Beursschouwburg and Q-O2 in the frame of Performatik Kaaitheater, Brussels (all 2013).
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Photo credit: Meggy Rustamova, Traveling sculpture, 2013
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