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Oshin Albrecht

& Melissa Mabesoone


How are you doing?
I’m doing fine
What are you doing?
Just hanging around...

Buren shows different scenes of the work PARADE/PROMENADE which consists of different episodes and will be developed further in 2016. It is inspired by Mussorgski’s dance ‘Pictures of an Exhibition’ from 1874 in which different paintings are imagined. The walk takes place from canvas to canvas and is inherent part of the performance. In PARADE/PROMENADE every movement, walk, move,... is part of the whole. The tableaux made by buren, show a future image thought from another time and space. A science fiction about the feasilbility of the human, songs about an invisible place, an unkwown tribe and procrastinating. The setting is an absolute universe, out of the imagination.

‘Buren’ is a collaborative project of Oshin Albrecht (BE, 1986) and Melissa Mabesoone (BE, 1988), both based in Ghent (BE). Their first performance ‘buren by buren’ (2013) was created within the framework of Les Laboréales and was presented at Maison Folie, Mons (BE), La Bellone, Brussels (BE), Buda, Kortrijk (BE) and S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE). In November 2015 it will be performed again at Z33, Hasselt (BE). Their second performance ‘Have you rearranged the flowers?’ (2014) was shown in amongst others Les Atelier Claus, Brussels (BE), Greylight Projects, Brussels (BE) and Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL). Buren’s first solo exhibition ‘The room in the middle is a garden’ was presented in Galerie Am Polylog, Wörgl (AT). They were residents at ‘BijlmAIR’, Amsterdam (NL) and are currently working on a new project ‘PARADE/PROMENADE’ during residencies at Croxhapox, Ghent (BE), Vooruit, Ghent (BE) and Bains Connective, Brussels (BE).


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