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Title: Souvenirs from Utopia

Period: 2016 october

Format:  installation

Who: Joke Raes (Belgium)

Materials: 3D printed materials, lasercut materials, industrial remnants, edelweiss plant, crab leg, ceramics, wood, chocolate

EX VITRO exhibition

Bio-art, techno-minds, science-creatures and other hybrids. Organized by Fablab KULeuven, the Verbeke Foundation, Cultural Studies and Incentim in the concept of the Utopia festival Leuven. With works of  Frederik De Wilde, Jalila Essaïdi, Eduardo Kac, Joke Raes, Lieven Standaert and Theo Jansen.


Souvenirs from Utopia is an installation and live performance.
A trio with their dis topic shadows are showing souvenirs they took from a secret place as Utopia.
The souvenirs stand for 'universal love', purity, happy surprise, believe in an illusion, denial of ugliness', 'believe in an illusion', purification, 'enigmatic creative power', acceptance of love & lust, respect and the surrender of pleassure.
The dance and music are the soul of each object.

Concept & visual artist Joke Raes
live music: Jochen Arbeit
Soundtrack Tim Vets
performers: Audrey Pascal, Marijn Celea, Jonathan Paepens, Leen De Graeve, Koi Persyn
dramaturg assistence; Kasper Vandenberghe
costume assistance: Machteld Van den Bossche
Light design: Maxa Adams
Thanks to HISK, KU Leuven, Fablab, Province Vlaams-Brabant