What Remains Is Future, 2017
installation and book by David Bergé
presenting choreographer Marc Vanrunxt
commissioned by Kunst/Werk and STUK arts center
What Remains Is Future is an installation / book by David Bergé responding to the since 1981 ongoing archive of choreographer Marc Vanrunxt.
For the installation What Remains Is Future, artist David Bergé spatially activates, transforms and recomposes elements of Vanrunxt's archive to turn them into a multi-layered tactile experience. Archival photographs are projected and then erased by light. Movement instructions found in the notebooks, commented on by Bergé, intertwine with music and rescaled replicas of scenographic objects designed for Vanrunxt over the years by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Kristof van Gestel, Katleen Vinck and David Bergé himself.
Approaching the archive as a resonance, David Bergé, long time friend and collaborator of the choreographer, creates a space for the audience to capture its echoes in their own pace.
The book What Remains Is Future is an extension of the installation and contains new interventions by Marc Vanrunxt and Lieven De Boeck, as well as contributions by Yasmina Reggad, Trajal Harrell and Gaia Carabillo. Publisher is Big black mountain the darkness never ever comes and the graphic design was done by Studio Lialios Vazoura, Athens.
Conceived by David Bergé and commissioned by Kunst/Werk and STUK House for Dance, Image & Sound, in co-production with Platform 0090; funded by the Arts Council of the Flemish Community.
First presentation took place at STUK, april 2017 and the second one at kunsthal Extra City in Antwerp may/june 2018.
installation photos by Philippe De Gobert