In the past I have frequented Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, so I knew that the event in Brussels would encompass performance art, light installations, concerts, film, and a mash of everything in between. The entire city was alive with ideas and provocative thoughts from 8pm until 5am. As I ran around all night in the rainy, haunted, winding streets of Brussels, I couldn’t have been giddier. I love Brussels so much. It is the city that saved me, and suffused me.
This poetic light installation was in Place Des Martyrs.
Always take the stairs.
If you undress me, I’ll undress you.
The body as a pendulum.
Homoeroticisms projected onto Place de la Monnaie.
Inside the beautiful Bourse, which has been empty for many years because of the expanding Stock Exchange, they projected 14 moving images (and when I say moving, I mean emotive and literally moving in slow mo) of a modern day crucifixion with a live quintet playing an aria called 14 Emotions.
I stumbled home sometime around 2am, after having taken the nightbus (which was free for Nuit Blanchers), and as the bus wound through the streets, I just kept repeating to myself, “I love this fucking town. I love it so much.”
October 10, 2014 | Categories: Brussels, concert, events, photography, street culture | Tags: art, belgium, brussels, bruxelles, chamber music, cinema, concert, crucifixion, film, homoerotic, iconography, la Bourse, light installation, light installations, Nuit Blance Bruxelles, nuit blanche, Nuit Blanche Brussels, NuitBlancheBxl, performance art, Place de la Monnaie, Place des Martyrs, quintet | 3 Comments