Exhibition Parlez-Vous Saint-Gillois?

The exhibition Spreekt U Sint-Gillis? / Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois? presents the project with the same name that Constant organised between 2013 and 2015 in the framework of the neighbourhood contract Bosnie, around the Rue de Bosnie in low Saint-Gilles.
The exhibition presents extra-ordinary words that are spoken in the neighbourhood: neologisms, acronyms, hybrid words that bypass proper notions of Dutch or French.
Those words were recorded during the activities of the project. They were collected in the online database spreektu1060.be.
You can listen to the radioshows and the work of the following artists produced for the project: Wendy Van Wijnsberghe, Lucie Castel, Anna Raimondo, Vincent Matyn-Wallecan, An Mertens and Rafaella Houlstan-Hasaerts.
During the exhobition there are guided tours, audio walks and visits in the neighbourhood. The walk Play Babel guides participants along inhabitants that tell the story of beautiful linguistic accidents that happened during their first meetings with the French language. During the final weekend you can visit special trees in the neighbourhood with novelist and nature guide An Mertens.

  • 8 January, 17:00: Vernissage with BUMPER BREAK
    + Dj multicolor + Dj cope
  • 23 January, 14:00: Audiowalk Play Babel (FR)
    + Guided tour through expo (NL/FR)
  • 30 January, 14:00: Audiowalk Play Babel (FR)
    + Guided tour through expo (NL/FR)
  • 26 March, 11:00: Peut-être qu’ils savent tout
    Walk with An Mertens, (FR)
  • 26 March, 15:00: Misschien weten ze alles
    Walk with An Mertens (NL)

Please reserve for the walks by sending a mail to: contact@parlezvous1060.be

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