Land

The Space Between / Katharina Smets, Ingrid Leonard & Inne Eysermans
i.h.k.v. 10x10 i.s.m. Vooruit
Thu 25 Nov - Fri 25 Feb
25 Nov
-
25 Feb

So there came a day, when I was asked to welcome
A trio of women, from the country of Belgium
Full of skill and excitement and keen intellect
They had come to America, anxious to connect
 
With their fellow country-folk who, in the old day
Created a new homeland at the Cadieux Café
But to their surprise there were many odd tropes
Like looking at Belgium through kaleidoscopes
 
And soon they found out, they had much more to learn
About this Black city, and my real concern
Was that they come to know, while they’re on their hustle,
That the story’s more, than just bowling and mussels 
 

Marsha Music

With LAND, podcast producer Katharina Smets, sound artist Inne Eysermans and video artist Ingrid Leonard focus their gaze on a small Belgian immigrant community in Detroit. Their ancestors left Belgium hoping for a better life. Now they use old games, traditions and rituals in their own way. Together with Detroit artists Marsha Music, Wayne Juuni, and Desmond Love, we follow a group of Belgian-Americans in the middle of this superdiverse city. How do they hold on to their roots?

In het kader van 10x10, een samenwerking tussen LOD & Vooruit

Part of
10x10

Credits

concept & text Katharina Smets concept & image Ingrid Leonard concept & sound/music Inne Eysermans poetry & guidance Marsha Music cinematography poem & locations Detroit Desmond Love location sound mixer & location scouting Detroit Wayne Juuni production Juliet Hinely set design & construction Samyra Moumouh & Hans Demeulenaere graphic design Mo Neuharth light design & technical assistance Jannes Dierynck / Brecht Beuselinck technical advice Gertjan Biasino translations Lies Lavrijsen & Nathalie Tabury management Klein Verzet VZW coproduction LOD muziektheater, Kunstencentrum Vooruit & C-TAKT with the support of the Flemish Government
 
special thanks to Selm Wenselaers, Jerome Lemenu, Anna Marie Vanneste Swarthout, Maurice Vanneste, Cheryl Heckla, Margaret Roets & the Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans, Marc Tirikian, Ron Devos & the Belgian Feather Bowling Club van het Cadieux Café

LOD-artists & composers

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