Saturday 28 april 10.30 pm  Palazzo Re Enzo

Yannick Val Gesto/Roman Hiele (B)
expanded cinema
italian première

A result of observation of phenomena that arose in Antwerp's underground scene was the invitation of Yannick Val Gesto and Roman Hiele to Live Arts Week for a new specific collaboration. The first, a recognized filmmaker and visual artist and the second, a young musician, complete their reconnaissance on the 'new Flemish world' with their installation: chaotic, paradoxical, provocative and definitely averse to stagnation. 
Yannick Val Gesto, is a Belgian artist who creates audiovisual and envirionmental installations, prints and drawings. His imagery comes from nothing but the unknown, which makes it both attractive and repulsive, mysterious and macabre, atmosphere sandwiched between the pseudo-paranormal and an uncertain sense of humour. That's evident in the abundant use of special-effects that, more than convince, force the audience to bite the bullet: something that is both far-fetched and true. The strong symbolism, although difficult to translate, and the visual intensity of his research are largely the result of his training as a radical graphic designer.

Roman Hiele studied film at the KASK in Ghent. His obsessive relationship with vintage synthesizers, electronic music studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, and experience as a jazz musician, led him to become one of the most recognized performers in the fringe scene in Antwerp. He has recently been working with film, using the same experimental approach that he practices with sound.