Nocturnes at the House of European History
For this year’s edition of the Brussels Museums Nocturnes, the House of European History welcomes Live Magazine for a night of true stories. An immersive experience – in words, sounds, images – where artists, photographers and film directors will tell stories about Europe. Stories that are intimate and global, of profound importance to those who tell them, unforgettable to those who hear them.
The music group Les Garçons will play the soundtrack of the evening, and accompany the visitors in their immersive journey through the museum’s galleries.
Valerio Vincenzo is a photographer. He spent 10 years traveling Europe’s 19,500 km of inner-borders for his series Borderline (published in Belgium by Lannoo). That’s 44 borders. We can safely assume that he believes that imaginary lines can tell us something real about the world we live in. In a past life, Valerio wore English shoes, French silk ties and Italian bespoke suits – that was back when he worked as a strategy consultant for AT Kearney and Bain & Company in Milan.
Jill Coulon is a documentary filmmaker. With Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat, she spent two years crisscrossing Asia - Japan, Mongolia, Tibet, Laos, India - seeking out rare fabrics and the people who made them. The result was five documentaries for Arte, Weaving the World: A Journey with the Masters. She’s also filmed in Tokyo (Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler), in a bus full of Chinese tourists traveling across Europe (Journey to the West), and again across Asia (When I Grow Up - six overlapping portraits for the non-profit Enfants du Mékong). Perhaps it all goes back to her childhood, when she moved 17 times before her 15th birthday.
Anne Georget is a documentary filmmaker. An expert at news investigations and science-based films, a New York Times article changed her life, sending her down a rabbit hole of historical research, leading her to work on a book, an exhibit and three films: Mina’s Recipe Book and Imaginary Feasts were shown on television and at festivals around the worlds. The Evasions exhibition was inaugurated this April 2018 at Sète’s Musée international des arts modestes. When Anne is not making movies, she fights for the creative rights of filmmakers at France and Belgium’s Civil Society of Multimedia authors, of which she was the president until last year.
Limited places, registration required. Departures: 19.00 / 20.00 / 21.00
Guided tours in the temporary exhibition “When Walls Talk”
• 17.00 (EN / FR/ NL)
• 18.00 (EN / FR / NL)
Extra muros performance
The Majoretteketet will be performing outdoors in Leopold Park and linking the museums in the neighborhood through dance and music