The pigeon is our urban neighbour. Once domesticated, it has returned to the savage state before our eyes. This is a good reason to dedicate a new, mobile and tender monument to the pigeon, and to celebrate it in the form of a procession to a wild area of Brussels.
Once a traveller and messenger of war, trained in military, lordly or abbey dovecotes, the bird has returned to the wild while continuing to live alongside us.
In front of the Place du Marché aux Porcs, the beating heart of the Christmas market, the hard and inert statue of the soldier pigeon stands.
Chloé Schuiten and Clément Thiry will occupy this square and this village for four days and four nights. They will devote themselves to the new statue, soaking up the sounds, smells and music of the market, as pigeons would do. Their statue will be like a big Christmas lantern, soft and mobile. It will be able to migrate. It will be painted and lit from within and at nightfall a sort of coloured stained window will appear.
As a celebration, they invite us to a sound walk, towards a wild area of the city where we will feast on this migration with a banquet.
Tuesday 13 > Friday 16 December 2022, from 1pm to 8pm.
Place du Marché aux Porcs
Friday 16th December:
1pm to 4pm: Place du Marché au Porcs
From 4pm to 6pm: Migration of the lantern (festive march) to a wild place in Anderlecht
From 6pm: final banquet (place to be confirmed)
A Cifas project with the complicity of La Bellone.