11.03 → 02.07.2023 — Exhibition

Charming for the Revolution

01.04.2023 — Performance


08.04.2023 — Jester Film

Maryam Tafakory

16.04.2023 — Member Trip

Art Trip
To Den Haag

01.04.2023 — Performance


Performance event organised in collaboration with WIELS, presented in Knokke


Indiscipline is an annual one-day happening with performances and experimental interventions set at the Grand Casino in the Belgian seaside resort of Knokke-Heist. Known for its rich art and film history—in particular the legendary EXPRMNTL film festival (1949-1974)— the casino offers a rare and surprising context that encourages new forms of perception, experience and corporeality.

On the invitation of Wiels, Jester co-produces Resetting Birds’ Memories by Kiluanji Kia Henda (AO).

Resetting Birds’ Memories tells the story of the Kinaxixi Square in the centre of Luanda. The square will come to life through the body of two actresses. This square symbolises the violent past, with successive rulers placing monuments to themselves on it, glorifying their ideologies. Kia Henda reveals the relationship between pre-colonial Angola and the present-day nostalgic view of that era. The performance has a political layer but is not a literal illustration of this history. Rather, the poetry of this work invites to reflect on the perpetual changing world. Changes that are often represented through monuments in public space.

The musical, narrative performance immerses us in a shadow play. The interaction between spotlights, living persons and static objects evokes a story that hovers between past and present. The accompanying soundtrack is composed and arranged by Satch Hoyt.

Performers: Esther Mugambi, Kimberly Agyarko, Pierre-Patrice Pépé Kasses

Kiluanji Kia Henda is an artist and filmmaker from Luanda, Angola, who uses text and images to probe the sore spots in history. He does not shy away from confronting traumas but is able to look them in the eye and share them using fiction and poetry in his visual narratives.

Resetting Birds' Memories is a commission by International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it never has been shown due to several lockdowns. It was part of a performance program curated by Peter van Hoof and Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg.