Trainspotters | 2009
Trainspotters / Brussels Chapelle / See You In Les Marolles
Commissioned by the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, the Brussels-based collective C&H has developed three installation/performances dealing with the paradoxical status of the Kapellekerk train station, Belgiumís busiest railway spot, but which is hardly served by any trains.
In Trainspotters, one of the 1200 trains daily rushing by Les Brigittines is picked out each evening to become the main actor of a performance taking place in the festival centre.
Brussels Chapel attempts to fill the gap existing between the Kapellekerk station and London St. Pancras: dedicated to the few trains stopping at Kapellekerk, a new station announcement is implemented, made in the five local languages (English, Dutch, French, German and Arabic.)
See you in Les Marolles addresses the 100.000 passengers who daily pass the district of Les Marolles on their way to Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt or elsewhere. Out of the obscurity of the train tunnel leading into central station, light letters welcome the travellers to Les Marolles, and invite them to come back soon.
Tour30-04-2009 until 24 May 2009 Brigittines / Kunstenfestivaldesarts 09 - Brussels
Heike Langsdorf, Christoph Ragg, Christophe Meierhans
train detector system & automatic station agend voor Brussels Chapelle :
technical team KFDA :
Kaspar Dumon, Armen Papikian, Manuel
thanks to :
Shila Anaraki, Helga Baert, Joanna Bailie, Johan Deschuymer, Lionel Devlieger, Khadija El Bennaoui, Alex Fostier, Maarten Gielen, Infrabel, Ariane Loze, nadine, Recyclart, Michael Schmid, Zinneke