Ultramarine & Kain The Poet

Belgian première of Vincent Meessen’s Ultramarine and concert of Kain the Poet during Courtisane Festival 2019
06/04/2019, 20h

Courtisane Festival 2019
Film festival with Vincent Meessen
Minard, Ghent

Screening Ultramarine on 6 April 2019 at 20:00h


Blue is the chromatic, historical and discursive filter through which a performance by African-American poet Kain unfolds. The famed precursor of hip-hop in the late ’60s delivers his “spoken word” as the Belgian percussionist Lander Gyselinck improvises to the flow of his utterances. Throughout the performance various museum objects — funeral figurines, automaton, astrolabe, mappa mundi, textiles —are juxtaposed to Kain’s own props. They invoke affective retrospections on exile and belonging, slave routes and colonial trade.

More information on the website of Courtisane
Official website Ultramarine