KIKK Festival 2018

The 8th edition of KIKK Festival in Namur, Belgium, will dive into the theme Species and Beyond


'Water' Installation by Rejane Cantoni, Raquel Kogan and Leonardo Crescenti
From November 1, 2018 until October 4, 2018
The 8th edition of KIKK Festival in Namur, Belgium, will dive into the theme “Species and beyond” to explore the boundaries between the living and the non-living, undoing our anthropocentric visions of the world by shifting points of view.
Faced with global issues, the contemporary perception has evolved, artists and philosophers are rethinking and decentering humans’ position in the world which has been dominant in modern thinking.
New questions arise. What can be defined as a species? What happens when we look at the world from another position, taking the perspective of animals, plants, bacteria, minerals, the forces of the elements? Contemporary art has been investigating this vision of the world not centered on human beings using technology and science to explore the symbiotic relationship between the living and the non-living, considering hybridity, synthetic life, organic life, artificial life, interactive ecosystems, generative computer-generated models, experimenting with carbon-based life, DNA synthesis and genetic modifications.
This year KIKK will focus on how those artists and researchers are melding art and science to explore those interconnections between micro and macro worlds. Among the highlights : the installation in the Cathedral, by Brazilian artists Rejane Cantoni, Raquel Kogan and Leonardo Crescenti, called 'Water’, a tactile-visual interface is a very large flexible observation mirror, designed to undergo distortions in function of the weight and position of the visitor; Czech artist Magdalena Jetelova will make a building breath with her in situ installation; “The Woodpeckers” by Italian artist Marco Barotti is a work that features robot woodpeckers who feed off the invisible waves generated by mobile devices and wireless technology in real time and many more.
KIKK Festival
01 - 04 Nov 2018 - Namur, Wallonie, Belgique