De Imagerie / Projecten / Visite Aug’19 / 07.08.2019

WED 07.08.2019
Het Bos, Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerpen
Food 18h - Films 20h30

MEGAN-LEIGH HEILIG - Multiple works

+ film of choice

Still from 'The Politics of Choice and The Possibility of Leavind’

Still from 'The Politics of Choice and The Possibility of Leavind’

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www.meganleighheilig.org

Program

1. The Politics of Choice and the Possibility of Leaving (2018)

‘‘The Politics of Choice and the Possibility of Leaving documents the days before I left South Africa to come to Belgium. It explores the choices or lack of choice one has to remain or leave a place. My partner is from Namibia, she has lived in South Africa for over 9 years while going to school and studying. Her visa will expire in less than 6 months and she will be forced to leave South Africa and return to Namibia. Homosexuality is illegal in Namibia. The work is deeply personal but it is also a poetic exploration of moving between different spaces. It is this negotiation of love, power and privilege which we discuss in the safety of our bedroom, in a series of 'pillowtalks'. Particularly in this moment of globalization and mass movement, our story is perhaps one of many others.’’

2. Falling (2017 - 2019)

3. Absurd Claims to Hide Straightforward Feelings (2018)

4. The Day the Sun Did Not Rise (2017)

‘‘We were reliably informed that recording to the reports coming in from our agencies, the sun did not rise this morning. It is now 10.15 and the daylight expected at 7.30 solar time has not yet arrived. This unprecedented delay is not due to an eclips. Might it be due to a slowing down of the earth’s rotation? The scientists we’ve contacted have been unable to supply any explanation. We shall update you early with any new information. And most particularly, off course, with news of a sunrise. Which we hope to see shortly.’’