The art collective Tragic Realist Fiction takes the road. In its films, videos and music, it pulls 19th century Decadent Romanticism through the swamp of modernity into our present times. Expect no dry philosophy. The world simply needs more she-devils.
Tragic Realist Fiction is Margo Bulgakov Elian Smit23 Sarah de Graeve Gaston Meskens
Cabarets Diaboliques was a film & music video programme in an installation of artefacts that opened on 25 June 2021 and was on view on 26 & 27 June 2021 at The AnteRoom of The Arts Institute (as part of the BORGER Art Nocturnes).
The Arts Institute is currently researching a show under the title “The Better Delusion of Oneself”. Materialised as an installation of artefacts, texts and a film, the show will inquire into (and beyond) conformist and strategic interpretations of ‘the obscene’ in contemporary culture.
The show “The Better Delusion of Oneself” will be build up around a series of ‘Blood Prints’ that resulted from the performance of the artist duo Marion & Rosaly Games on 6 October 2020. Given that the Blood Prints are extremely fragile and need to be protected from light, humidity and heat, only facsimiles in various forms will figure in the future show and in additional presentations afterwards.
However, taking advantage of the winter cold and the fact that visitors were wearing masks during the January 2021 edition of BORGER (an edition still streamlined by the Covid-19 virus control measures), the Arts Institute decided to display the original prints under secure conditions for one evening only.