Cadavre Exquis

Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans take part in a discussion and screen two video pieces at Cinema Nova, Brussels
02/02/2024, 18:30h

Cinema Nova is in the process of buying the long-term usufruct of its building by setting up a cooperative and selling shares to the public to make the future of this alternative cinema sustainable. Within this context a programme on Brussels’ history of cinema’s and production houses is assembled: Des quartiers de cinéma aux cinémas de quartier/Van cinemawijken tot wijkcinema’s.

Katleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans produced two video’s on Pierre Querut in 2004. Querut was a producer and a B-movie director from the 70s, and the artists’ landlord at the time. In Heiremans’ short film Cadavre Exquis (2004) Querut performs a 35 mm screening in his basement, and in Vermeir’s film Cadavre Exquis (Brusselle, part 1) (2004) he guides us around the former cinema district, production houses and movie theatres that have disappeared. He also shows us around the house where the two artists where living at the time, the house which had served as film set for B movies and documentaries Querut had directed. Querut is very much aware of the presence of the camera, and continuously comments on the status of the image.

The two screenings are preceded by a discussion with Pierre Querut’s brother Jean Querut, and Jean-Pierre Verscheure who was in contact with General Films, Querut’s production house.

The conversation will take place in French and English.

Read more about Cadavre Exquis (Brusselle, part 1) (2004) on the recently archived websites of Katleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans featuring their individual art works between 1998 and 2009.

Vermeir & Heiremans started working as an artist duo in 2006.

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Arenbergstraat 3
1000 Brussels

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