During one semester, Ophélie Mac meets young people from two secondary classes at Serge Creuz School (Molenbeek) and proposes to discuss performance.
Between January and June 2019, Ophélie Mac has led several sessions in two third grades classes proposing exercises on participation/voice/improvisation/writing, leading to the collective writing of a project by the young people themselves. The result is a performance proposed as part of SIGNAL, on 3 and 4 June 2019, on the Pont de la Porte de Flandre, between the chaussée de Gand and rue Dansaert.
Monday, June 3, 2019: meet them at around 9.30 am
Tuesday, June 4, 2019: meet them at around 10.00 am
CIFAS has already had the opportunity to collaborate with the Royal Atheneum Serge Creuz on a project led by Finnish artist John Court in 2016, specifically with carpentry and drawing classes.
During this intervention presented as part of SIGNAL, John Court discussed, drew, designed and constructed the object with which he then performed with young newcomers and students from the carpentry class.
The performance took place in the schoolyard which was open for the occasion in front of the Comte de Flandre metro station. The next day, John Court gave a second performance on the Parvis Saint-Jean Baptiste.
Ophélie Mac is an activist Afro-feminist artist who defines herself as a ceramist performer. She has been working in Brussels since 2012. She questions her history, her dual culture, her religions, her intimacy and her relationship with the public, has a passion for sirens, twins and entertaining at home. She has performed in Brussels at the Halles de Schaerbeek, Kaaistudio's, Le Brass or Ateliers Claus, during "ceremonies". Speech has now become a central part of his performance. Between the conference, the confessional, and the late-night discussion in the toilets, the performance devices she proposes summon language in many forms, focusing on the moment of the meeting and what is exchanged with the audience.