AAIR | Ploegstraat 27, 2018 Antwerp|
Opening during Borger: Friday 22.01.2021, 18:00–22:00 |
Wim Catrysse's Showing Presence presents a series of nocturnal photographs and video interviews made during his residency in Palestine in the spring of 2019, organised by AAIR in collaboration with the municipality of Ramallah in the context of the exchange project Everyday Forms of Resistance.
In order to capture the hidden acrobatic flight of giant bats, Catrysse used flash lightning, making them stand out in the nocturnal environment. As the only flying mammals, bats are for many people and in many cultures a symbol of fear. More particularly, in the occupied Palestinian territory, the local population associate them with the Israeli occupation forces who roam the streets at night and are therefore often mockingly called "bats".
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