WIT urban team - Stefaan van Biesen
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WIT made up of Margot Dieleman, Stefaan van Biesen and Eric Windey, reintroduced a form of street performance on the occasion of Coup de Ville. WIT sources of inspiration are the Fluxus movement and the French Situationist international, which stubbornly explored the town and carried out their performances. WIT continuously examenes the fabric of the town, looking for dysfunction, imperfect aesthetic interventions and neglected spaces or locations that invite the making of a statement. What the team does, happens at irregular intervals, is short lived, and is in no way populist. Although the action group is dressed in black and wears an armband with their logo, their methods are inclined towards a philosophy of peaceful resistance. Their actions are almost contemplative and occur without much noise, which means they function more like warnings. They hope to stimulate the consciousness of others with a small gesture, so that in future, change will occur. The actions are documented with photographs and video recordings, and they can be viewed on this website via You Tube. The first action that WIT undertook, was placing a black armband around the crush barriers that so marred for many months the sculpture of Marin Kasimir on the station esplanade in Sint-Niklaas Belgium. Coup de Ville 2010 curated by Jan Hoet & Stef Van Bellingen. www.wit-urbanteam.com WIT on Facebook: see WIT



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©stefaan van biesen-annemie mestdagh 26.10.2017