What Remains is Future

/installation, louvain, 2017

What Remains is Future is an installation and a book by David Bergé. An artistic response to Marc Vanrunxt’s choreographic body of work, What Remains is Future treats photographs from the archive of the choreographer as light sources. Photographs are projected temporarily on surfaces, physically appearing then dissolving so as to stretch time into timelessness. These elements intertwine with music from Vanrunxt’s choreographies and with rescaled replicas of scenographic objects also from the archive of Vanarunxt’s performances. These objects, today re-made after originals by artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Katleen Vinck, Kristof van Gestel, add to an experience enbued with many layers.

Approaching the archive as a resonance, David Bergé, long time friend of the choreographer, creates a space for the audience to capture its echoes in their own pace. Visitors to the installation received the book What Remains Is Future.

What Remains is Future, 2017
installation and book by David Bergé
5 remade and rescaled sculptures, two moving lights, double projection on screen, floor and walls, looped, 55 min
technical direction Gaia Carabillo and David Bergé
publisher Big black mountain the darkness never ever comes
with the support of the Flemish Community, Kunst/Werk, STUK arts center and Platform 0090
residency support from Studio Katleen Vinck and STUK arts center
acknowledgements: Naoual Ben Mahjoub, Ilan Manouach, Yasmina Reggad, Lieven De Boeck, Trajal Harrell

further presentation (2018) Extra-City kunsthal, Antwerp

related works
set design for Marc Vanrunxt, 2009