Pao Paixao (Pt/Ch) + Phil Maggi (Be)

Kali Yuga - installation

opening : 11.09.2014
expo : 14 > 27.09 – closed on Mondays
Anciens Abattoirs
12:00 > 18h00
Free entrance

Kali Yuga - installation

opening : 11.09.2014 – 20:00

expo : 12 > 27.09 – 12:00 > 18h00 (closed on Mondays)

Anciens Abattoirs – Free entrance

Kali Yuga - installation

ouverture : 11.09.2014 – 18:30

expo : 14 > 27.09 – 12:00 > 18h00 (fermé les lundis)

Site Arbalestriers – Entrée libre

According to Hindu mythology, we are now living in Kali Yuga: the last period before the destruction and subsequent rebirth of our universe. Here, Kali Yuga is a living picture of this transition to come, the Ganges blindly carrying away offerings as well as rotting bodies; life and death subject to the current in this dance of constant renewal.

An allegory of a life in space and time, in which we move, play, hope and believe, until our bodies become one with nature once again as pure matter carried away by a river sweeping everything in its path.

A first version of this installation was conceived following a residency in Mons in 2012 as part of the European M4m project in the context of the Apo-calypse exhibition.

In addition to this installation, an audiovisual performance by both artists is scheduled during the European night of young creation (Nuit européenne de la jeune creation).

Pao Paixao

After working as a performer during more than 10 years Pao Paixao have been devlopping his personal work. He has always been working with film and video installations.

In 2007 he has been selected to the Berlinale Talent Campus. He recently finished his Master degree in writing and film directing in a cinema school in Switzerland.

His short movie Premices (First Fruits) has been selected in various international film festivals (Tampere/Finland, Max Ophuls/Germany, Taum/Tel aviv, Festival du Nouveau Cinema/Canada,…) and received 2 prices for best short movie (Open Festival/Russia, Opere Nuove/Bolzano.Italy)

Park in progress / City Sonic

Phil Maggi

Electroacoustic musician, a vocalist and an independent film maker from Belgium. Known as the lead singer of heavy-rock combo Ultraphallus, Phil Maggi develops an extensive body of work as a solo musician for several years. Creating haunted soundscapes influenced by traditional eastern-european folklore and modern avant-garde music, Maggi’s mesmerizing sonic journeys (that he likes to refer to as Hypnoise music) are based on sources such as field recordings, voices, tapes manipulation, analog synthesizers and radio waves. 

Maggi has shared the bill with many artists including musicians like Keith Rowe, Philippe Petit, Eugene Robinson, KK Null or Tuxedomoon. He has collaborated on audiovisual performances with video artists Tom Van Lippevelde and Delphine Fedoroff on several occasions. He has working on a soundtrack for Belgian based Serbian sculptor Kresh, for the exhibition (im)possibilities at K-Haus art gallery, Vienna, and also as a performer for Jonathan De Winter’s installations and collaborated with Swiss artist Paulo Dos Santos for Transcultures, based in Mons, Belgium.

 In addition Maggi is currently working on a new film project.

Phil Maggi has released albums in solo or with his band on Idiosyncratics, Hyperblasting recordings, Conspiracy Records and Riot Season.

Park in progress / City Sonic

Anciens Abattoirs - 17, rue de la Trouille, Mons

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