The Golden Ass, on the art of metamorphosis
Nov, 6 to Nov, 8, 2019 at In de Ruimte in Ghent.
THE GOLDEN ASS is the title of the only ancient book in latin to survive in its entirety (late 2nd century AD). The plot revolves around a certain Lucius. A curious guy with an insatiable desire to see and practice magic. Alas…. his spells accidentally transform him into an ass. This leads through a long journey, literal and metaphorical.
The exhibition reveals a mutual quest for magic and wonderment, the meeting of the mundane and the sublime, the struggle between body and mind and the trade-off between power structures and the individuals’ life.
Lucas Leffler, Katrin Kamrau, Dries Segers, Simona Mihaela Stoia, Willem Vermoere, Markus von Platen and Flor Maesen; partly in collaboration with Fons Artois
In de Ruimte
Open each day from 1 PM to 6 PM.
facebook event here
Thursday, Dec 5
6 PM to 10 PM
with a sound performance on modular synth by Markus von Platen
Sunday, Nov 8, 4 PM
with song/performance A Tree Of Flesh by Flor Maesen in collaboration with Fenne Kuppens, Nathan Ysebaert and Ewoud Van Eetvelde