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Delirious Departures at S.M.A.K. Ghent On 26th and 27th of April 2022

Delirious Departures at S.M.A.K. Ghent On 26th and 27th of April 2022

After the successful presentation of Delirious Departures at EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS, CREW now brings the project to the S.M.A.K. Ghent.

31.03.2022

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After the successful presentation of Delirious Departures at EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS, CREW now brings the project to the S.M.A.K. Ghent.

 

Journalist Pieter T'Jonck about Delirious Departures in pzazz: "Delirious Departures is so many things at once. It makes you think about the irrepressible lust to take a step into the unknown. It is - certainly in these Covid times - a post-apocalyptic experience. And it is also a fascinating dive into the architecture of stations. We rarely pay attention to them, but they always write a whole story, even before we start our own travelogue. Magical."

 

CREW revisits the boundaries of substance and illusion with the installation Delirious Departures. The past few months, CREW produced a series of 3D scans and images of train stations. Transformed to a VR environment and enhanced with embodiment and AI these snapshots evoke both recognition and alienation. These instances seem both familiar and post-apocalyptic. Past, present and future blend over, like dream and reality.

 

On 26th and 27th of April, Delirious Departures will transform S.M.A.K., the Ghent Museum for Contemporary Art, into a train departure hall. The place where travellers cross, say goodbye, make haste, wait.

 

The installation/performance Delirious Departures is inhabited by visitors, spectators and performers. You never really know whether the latter are human or artificial. Groups of active avatars crowd the social areas of the train station and interact with the participants. Actions and reactions are never inconsequential but always trigger a response. The train station is no longer a neutral crossroad, but a place that confronts you with the other.

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