09 20 Oct '24

Almost Cinema: another look at cinema

26 Sep 2012
The Almost Cinema festival by Vooruit and the Film Festival Ghent is a favourite on the Vooruit agenda. Central to the event is the twelve-day exhibition at Vooruit which shows a different take on cinema. In the form of projections and installations, artists present their interpretation of cinema. You will also be able to enjoy plenty of unique concerts and performances inspired by cinema. Once again, Almost Cinema will present interesting artists, artworks and performances that provide a refreshing look at a familiar concept.
With Belgian local elections and the American presidential election around the corner, Almost Cinema has been adapted to this theme. After all, aren't fact and fiction a part of elections and the political game? During the first week of Almost Cinema, we will present a few performances with a political edge. Roger Bernat offers you a seat in parliament in Pending Vote, Laura van Dolron puts words in politician's mouths, and there will be a very special karaoke, consisting not of songs, but of speeches. Not to forget a traditional political debate. In the second week of Almost Cinema we will focus on cinema once more, with DANCE, a performance by the legendary Lucinda Childs set against the backdrop of a Sol LeWitt video, and a film noir-inspired performance by cult guitarist Marc Ribot. Almost Cinema From Tuesday October 9 until Saturday October 20 Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Ghent Almost Cinema exhibition From Tuesday October 9 until Saturday October 20 Tuesday-Friday: 6 pm-12 pm & Saturday-Sunday: 2 pm-12 pm (Closed on Mondays) Free entrance Discover the Almost Cinema exhibition on the vernissage or during a guided tour. On Wednesday October 10 at 9.30 pm, we'll raise our glass to the vernissage of the exhibition. Drop by, discover the works of art and give a speech using our Speech Karaoke. If you' like a word of explanation about the installations and the artists in the exhibition, you can follow one of our free guided tours on Saturday October 13 or Saturday October 18. No need to register, just report yourself at the ticket counter 10 minutes in advance. For more information on Almost Cinema, go to www.vooruit.be/almostcinema.

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