Festival
Pilar ASAP

Pilar ASAP

17 oct—14 nov .19

Multidisciplinary festival for believers and non-believers

PILAR ASAP is a semi-annual, multidisciplinary festival with a narrative programme. Attuned to the pulse of society, we merge different artistic and scientific disciplines. At PILAR ASAP you can experience a challenging, varied offer: from exhibition, debate and workshops to concert evenings; from dance, film and performances to in-depth talks. Central to it is the work of (young) artists that we think you should discover as soon as possible. For a month they will be part of our Art Science Association Platform, where they will take a critical and investigative look at the current, complex issues that undoubtedly keep you awake sometimes.

The For X's Sake Edition - 17 oct—14 nov .19

The Enlightenment paved the way to our secular society: ‘God is dead’, ‘yolo’, ‘fomo’... Ancient messiahs nowadays make way for new, more modern oracles. But what about the current quest for ‘true existence’? Where are today’s forms of a sense of purpose situated? Who believes what? And who do we believe in?  What does the seemingly growing enormous diversity of world views mean for our society? It is high time to zoom in on the role of meaning and religion today at the inaugural PILAR ASAP.

Dive with us into a wide variety of philosophical practices during ‘the For X’s Sake edition’. You will come out feeling reborn. We believe that. In fact, we are almost certain of it.

INTRODUCING: THE FIRST WAVE OF NAMES

With Marc Melià, Ontroerend Goed, Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano, Yusuf, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Community of Listeners, Pilar X deBuren, Movedbymatter & Kasper Vandenberghe, Loop-s Cie & Unbewitch Finance Lab, Dounia Mahammed, Stoemp! X Stadskanker presents, and many more to follow.
Marc Melià
Ontroerend Goed
Pilar
Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano
Yusuf
Pilar
Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert
Community of Listeners
Movedbymatter & Kasper Vandenberghe
Pilar
Loop-s Cie
Pilar
JRSLM: Paradise Lost Again
Dounia Mahammed
Pilar
Stoemp! X Stadskanker
Pilar
Pilar
deBuren
Dvtch Norris
Pilar
Rare Akuma
Pilar
& many more tba

Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert

Pilar requested Frank & Robbert Robbert & Frank to help shape the first Pilar ASAP festival scenographically and curatorially. At once, a reason for them to invite a few artists (collectives) who commemorate and revitalize ritual aspects in our contemporary society in their own exceptional way. Furthermore, Robbert & Frank Frank & Robbert will also infiltrate with their own work in the existing formats of the invited guests. Thus, creating an exciting symbiosis in which the boundary between curator & artist, scenography & artwork is completely blurred. The artwork becomes a dialogue with an open end, the festival a place where transformation and discovery take center stage. Besides, F&R R&F developed several tailor-made new works that highlight PILAR's festive ‘rite de passage’.
Pilar
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