Where were you on the Fifteenth February Day of the Year Three of the New Time? That Saturday, history happened. History happened and we forgot about it...After Empire suggests an alternative for the iconic image that collective memory has kept as the quintessential moment of recent history: the hijacked plane hitting the second tower. For artist Herman Asselberghs and philosopher Dieter Lesage, this alternative to 9/11 would be: February 15, 2003. On that day, 30 million citizens across the planet marched against the unilateral decision by the American government to start a pre-emptive war against Iraq under the auspices of "the war on terror". It was the greatest peace demonstration since the Vietnam war and probably the biggest protest march ever to take place. The war did happen, but this world day of resistance could very well mark the beginning of an empowering history of the 21st century: 2/15 instead of 9/11.
Où étiez-vous le quinzième jour de février de la troisième année des Temps Nouveaux ? Ce samedi là, l’histoire se produisit. L’histoire se produisit, et nous l’avons oubliée…
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wenen (AT), Mar 7 - May 18, 2014 Museum M Leuven (BE), Mar 28, 2013 ‚Äî 20:00 Museum M Leuven (BE), Feb 14 - May 12, 2013
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the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Desire Productions, Contour Mechelen, Z33, Sint Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design (K.U.Leuven Association), Department of Audiovisual and Performing Arts Rits (Erasmus University College Brussels), Parsons The New School for Design