Screening

21 June 2018, 20.00-22.00

Film screening The Making of Justice (2017) & Artist Talk

Sarah Vanhee, The Making of Justice, 2017

On Thursday evening 21 June 2018, BAK organizes a special screening of artist Sarah Vanhee’s film The Making of Justice (2017). After the screening, there will be a conversation between artist Sarah Vanhee and scholar Frans-Willem Korsten.

The Making of Justice is a movie about seven prisoners who are writing a crime film together with Vanhee. Like the main character in the film they are making, they are all guilty of murder. To shape the story, they draw on their own experiences, ideas, and desires. The viewer can only guess whether they are using fiction as a means of confirming, transcending, or transforming their present situation. In the course of the film, the writers discuss criminality as a parallel reality, the nature of justice, and what a society would be like if it were oriented toward healing rather than retribution.

“The justice system is not synonymous with justice itself. The justice system means the application of rules, but justice is a human capacity,” says one of the men. The image of the “criminal” is always elusive in the film, both in terms of form because the lens always remains out of focus, and content because the authors and their characters appear first as people and only after as offenders.

Starting time: 20:00 hrs
Language Q&A: English
Language film: Flemish with English subtitles

Tickets:
€7,50 entrance ticket (excluding administration fee)
€5 discount ticket* (excluding administration fee)

Free passes available. The solidarity fund for this event collectively sponsors the attendance of those who otherwise cannot afford an event pass. If possible, we encourage you to make a donation to the solidarity fund. If you otherwise would be unable to purchase a ticket, we encourage you to reserve a sponsored pass.

Discount: students, CJP, <18 years, seniors

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Education Program

29 June–16 July 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Rerun on Request]

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers a rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 29 June & 2, 6, 9, 13, and 16 July 2020.
This digital extension of BAK Public Studies, taught by Maria Hlavajova, is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present. Please note: this Open Call is now closed and the course is fully booked.

Education Program

8 June, 19.00–25 June, 21.00 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Open Call closed]

An Online Extension of BAK Public Studies

BAK Public Studies offers the new online course Art as Politics. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays on 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25 June 2020, 19–21 hrs CET. [Please note: this Open Call is now closed and the course is fully booked].

13 March, 19.30–14 March, 22.00 2020

European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP) at BAK [NOT TAKING PLACE]

Including two public programs with Paul Goodwin, Ima-Abasi Okon, Abbas Zahedi, Jihan El-Tahri, Irit Rogoff, Florian Schneider, and Maria Hlavajova

[WILL NOT TAKE PLACE | Update 12/3: unfortunately these EFAP presentations will not take place.]

Come to BAK on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March for two public programs as part of the European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP), a self-organized, international gathering of practitioners, scholars, and organizers from transdisciplinary realms of art and education. With, on the Friday, a conversation between Paul Goodwin, Ima-Abasi Okon, and Abbas Zahedi; and on the Saturday a screening and a lecture by Jihan El-Tahri. With introductions by Irit Rogoff, Florian Schneider, and Maria Hlavajova.

Gathering

7 March 2020, 20.00-23.00

BAK, basis voor Yallah Sabaya

Special International Women's Day edition

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