An Almost Mathematical Adventure in Seefhoek

/walk piece, antwerp, 2021

An Almost Mathematical Adventure in Seefhoek, 2021
4 Walk Pieces by David Bergé
commissioned by curator Joanna Zielinska
at M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
framework: The Image Generator

sept 23 at 5:15 PM, sept 24 at 7:00 AM and 5:15 PM, sept 26 at 5:15 PM

This Walk Piece took place at the invitation of M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp. Since 2008, artist David Bergé has been making Walk Pieces, during which he guides participants in silence along a precise trajectory and within a precise time frame through textures and infrastructures that comprise the city.

The Seefhoek district gained its identity as a working-class district around 1860, during the late industrial revolution, when two beers (popular among sailors) were locally produced – known as seef and eel.  In the last decades, Seefhoek became a neighbourhood populated by more than 100 different nationalities.

Belgian artist Panamarenko lived in this neighborhood between 1970–2003. Nowadays, M HKA owns his house/studio, and takes care of the collection of objects contained in it. This Walk Piece by David Bergé and commissioned by M HKA refers to this remarkable part of the museum’s collection as an exceptional example of an artist’s archive.

This time, Bergé will be exploring the district of Seefhoek. The route is based on a quasi-scientific, almost mathematical system, layered over the city map, guiding the participants through spaces both public and intimate which are often difficult to access.

acknowledgements
Gizem Karaosmanoglu, Kobe Burdack, Piet Van Hecke, Erik Mercelis