Over the past years, the Tragic Realist Fiction sound & vision collective created and produced 6 arthouse films, all in the context of shows that were on view in the AnteRoom, the art gallery of the Arts Institute.

The current show screens and documents the films, and shows an installation of selected artworks that were produced as part of the preparation process of the films.

The Tragic Realist Fiction collective for these films was

Sarah de Graeve, Juliane Borths & Gaston Meskens

and

Hadewych Cocquyt, Mauro Pawlowski, Sam Geuens, CJ Bolland, Gert Larivière, Davinder Valeri, Shamina de Gonzaga, Marko Kovac, Alejandro Margetic, Torri Nickmans & Aya De Coster.

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venue
The AnteRoom, Kattenberg 93, BoHo, Antwerp, Belgium
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opening
Friday 23 October 2020, 6 – 11pm
part of the BORGER nocturne

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on view also
on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October 2020, 1 – 6pm
and by appointment
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visit
www.tragicrealistfiction.com
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scroll down for info and stills of the films on view

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So here we are ⁣
Rows and rows of silent trees ⁣
Blinded by the stream of consciousness ⁣
That stream gives us almost ⁣
nothing to see. ⁣

Bewildered, it should be ⁣
the proof of ⁣
everything in me ⁣
that was pulled out ⁣
that night; the wind ⁣
wiped away the rain, ultimately. ⁣
No rain, there was no ⁣
rain; nature did ⁣
not exist, at least ⁣
not formally. ⁣

However, invisible me ⁣
for you, the shifted ⁣
blooded sea: ⁣
suspected to be ⁣
essentially flawed ? ⁣
merely… ⁣
see⁣

(from the film The Archive of Opportunities)

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films on view

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The Dwelling


2013, 13’20”

performance
Sarah de Graeve
camera & co-direction
Hadewych Cocquyt
concept, direction & music
Gaston Meskens

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A Journey into the Land of the 4th Dimension


2014, 51’43”

performance
Mary H. Acker (Sarah de Graeve)
James Dyer (Mauro Pawlowski)
Melvin Shakun (Gaston Meskens)
music
Mauro Pawlowski & Gaston Meskens
concept, texts, camera & direction
Gaston Meskens

Inspired by the book ‘
Journey into the Land of the 4th Dimension’
by Gaston de Pawlowski 

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Twilight Hotel


2014, 24’05”

performance
Sarah de Graeve & Sam Geuens
voice
CJ Bolland
music
Gaston Meskens, Sarah de Graeve & Gert Larivière
concept, texts, camera & direction
Gaston Meskens

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The Archive of Opportunities


2015, 25’02”

performance (voices)
Sarah de Graeve
(from Toronto) Davinder Valeri
(from New York) Shamina de Gonzaga
(from Ljubljana) Marko Kovac
(from Buenos Aires) Alejandro Margetic
music
Gaston Meskens & Sarah de Graeve
concept, texts, camera & direction
Gaston Meskens

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Elegiac Falls


2018, 20’09”

performance
Juliane Borths
voice
Juliane Borths
music
Gaston Meskens
concept, texts, camera & direction
Gaston Meskens

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Now that the Days Turn Red


2019, 18’25”

performance
Torri Nickmans & Gaston Meskens
vocals & music
Gaston Meskens
music studio assistance
Aya De Coster
concept, texts, camera & direction
Gaston Meskens


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