Conversation With A Stranger

Theatre & dance, Art & photography

Project visual Conversation With A Stranger
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Lu-ce
Brussels
119
Backers
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
End date
€8,435
Out of €7,000
121 %

At the reception booth of Le Berger Hotel, you will be given a random key that opens a door towards an unexpected encounter.

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Conversation With A Stranger

 

Conversation With A Stranger is an artistic adventure in human experience. It involves over thirty participants - artists and non-professional - with multidisciplinary art forms, from encounters to lectures and performances. Conversation With A Stranger will take place on 11, 12 and 13 October 2013 at Le Berger Hotel and Laboratory of Contemporary Arts Nadine in the neighborhood of Porte de Namur in Brussels.  

 

www.conversationwithastranger.net

 

But what will happen to you?

 

During the weekend opening, you are prompted to enter alone the hotel, as if you are entering a film set. Artists and their accomplices (hotel employees, neighbors, regular customers) are part of the experience. At the reception, you are handed a random key that opens a door to a strange and unexpected encounter. A multiplicity of plots and the parade of characters - they mingle and blur the lines between reality and fiction.

 

In Room 106, a hotel employee is asleep but his face appears on the TV screen. After visiting a strange art installation in Room Blanche, a woman invites you to sit down and predicts for you an unexpected future. An old gentleman in an armchair in the bar of the note tells fairy stories of the hotel, once a 'maison de rendez-vous' in the past. Meantime, the parking office receives complaints of unfulfilled visitors.

 

In these chance meetings, you become a witness to a particular story. Each person is a different fragment; after your visit, you are asked to share the story of your experience in an attempt to reconstruct the whole story.  

 

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Why and how?

 

"Art is what makes life more interesting than art" . Luce Goutelle, the project initiator who also works as a hotel receptionist, decided to take this statement literally, and turned her daily work into an artistic venture.

A hotel comprises worlds that are juxtaposed yet connected to each other. How to meet these seemingly discrete worlds come together? How to weave a common story with lives that seem contradictory? Artists, residents, visitors, customers and hotel employees now interact and examine the environment in which they locate themselves.

 

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Where?

 

Hôtel Le Berger is located in a small hidden street of the Porte de Namur area in Brussels. Given that the Hotel was originally a meeting house, the choice of this location, safe from prying eyes, makes sense. Hôtel Le Berger almost disappeared from Brussels' architectural landscape but finally reopened in January 2012 after a complete restoration, rebranded as a regular hotel. History lovers succumb to the charm of the intimate spirit of this very special place, where the dim light sketches the silhouettes of passing visitors. Conversations With A Stranger aims to conjugate heritage conservation with an invigorating contemporaneity by organizing a contemporary art event in this space full of boundless past history. 

 

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Who?

 

With Yasmina Akalay (réceptionniste), Ruangsak Anuwatwimon (artiste thailandais), Delphine Auby (artiste), Souhib Bahassi (veilleur de la nuit), Nicoleta Andreea Bancila (house keeper), Elisa Brune (Ecrivaine), Florence Cheval (historienne de l’art), Jonas Chéreau (danseur et chorégraphe), Laura Cornil (réceptinniste), Tessa de Ceuninck (graphiste et cliente de l’hôtel), Alix Denambride (Comédienne et performeuse), Helena Dietrich (graphiste, performeuse et cliente de l’hôtel), Olivia Dragusin (réceptionniste), Colline Etienne (artiste), Anne Even (artiste), Madeleine Fournier (danseuse et chorégraphe), Lucile Gauthier (stagiaire de l’hôtel), Charlotte Gomez (Artiste visuel et performeuse) , Jeanne Goutelle (coordinatrice), Luce Goutelle (réceptionniste, artiste et curateur), Ninon Goutelle (artiste), Stefan Gross (Artiste visuel), Nadine (Coordinatrice et voisine de l’hôtel), Florian Japp (Artiste Visuel), Freddy Martens (ancien gérant de l’hôtel), Maud Mussault (sage-femme) , Mihai Dorel Patulea (chauffagiste de l’hôtel), Thomas Pichey (forestier et client de l’hôtel), Pauline Piris-Nury (coordinatrice, monteuse), Mark Požlep (artiste visuel), Boris Raux  (artiste visuel et performeur), Franz Ringoot (habitant du quartier), Michiel Reynaert (artiste performeur), Philippe Severyns  (artiste performeur), Rüdiger Simon (directeur d’une société d’engrais et client de l’hôtel), Simona Ivan Ana (house keeper de l’hôtel et ex-comptable),  Aymeric de Tapol  (artiste sonore), Pek Van Andel (théoricien spécialiste de la sérendipité), Daniel Vander Gucht (sociologue), Various artists (artist et voisin de l’hôtel) etc.......   

 

Our website : www.conversationwithastranger.net

Our facebook page : www.facebook.com/conversationwithastranger

Allocation of funds

By becoming Kissbankers, you participate in laying the foundations for the project, an essential partner. Conversation With A Stranger is a first step in the process of proving itself to institutions and private partners. Your support helps demonstrate the magnitude of the project and you vouch for its liveliness and scope.

 

7000 euros is the minimum budget for the project to be realized in this breakdown:

- Minimum purchase of equipment for the production facilities: 3000 euros

- Minimum expenses of participants: 2500 euros.

- Communication (flyers, posters, website): 1500 euros.

 

Should the collection exceed this amount, the money will be used to expand the event: make a catalog of the event, bring our Surprise stranger, increase the size of the art installations, pay transportation costs of all the stakeholders and compensating artists, speakers and organizers.

 

To give you an idea of the money we need to bring in: our average budget is € 28,000 and our ideal budget is € 45 000. Do not hesitate to help us exceed our expectations kiss kiss bank bank! Thank you so much!!!!!

 

 

Choose your reward

For €1 and more

Our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 4

For €10 and more

A postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 33

For €25 and more

An exclusive poster of the event + a kiss from a stranger + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 36

For €50 and more

An exclusive pass for the whole event + an exclusive poster of the event + a kiss from a stranger + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 11

For €80 and more

You are the exclusive sponsor of one room + a prestige aperitif in the restaurant of the hotel + a love letter from a stranger + a glass of champagne in the VIP area + an exclusive pass for the whole event + an exclusive poster of the event + a kiss from a stranger + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 4
  • Availability: 25/29

For €150 and more

You are at the heart of the event ! You are sleeping the night of FRIDAY in ahigh-standing room in the hotel Le Berger for two people with breakfasts and your room will be hosting a meeting with « a stranger » between 10am and 10pm + an exclusive pass for the whole event + 2 glasses of champagne in the VIP area + an exclusive poster of the event + 2 kisses from a stranger + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 5
  • Availability: 5/10

For €150 and more

You are at the heart of the event ! You are sleeping the night of SATURDAY in a high-standing room in the hotel Le Berger for two people with breakfasts and your room will be hosting a meeting with « a stranger » between 10am and 10pm + an exclusive pass for the whole event + 2 glasses of champagne in the VIP area + an exclusive poster of the event + 2 kisses from a stranger + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 7/10

For €200 and more

You accompany the event with one night in a high-standing room of the hotel Le Berger for two people with breakfasts during the event + an exclusive pass for the whole event + 2 glasses of champagne in the VIP area + an exclusive poster of the event + 2 kisses from a stranger + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 4
  • Availability: 4/8

For €400 and more

You accompany the event with 2 nights in a high-standing room of the hotel Le Berger for two people with breakfasts during the event + an exclusive pass for the whole event + a bottle of champagne per evening in the VIP area + an exclusive poster of the event + 4 kisses from a stranger + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 3/6

For €800 and more

3 nights in a high-standing room of the hotel Le Berger for two people with breakfasts during the event + an unforgettable dinner for two persons in the restaurant of the hotel + an exclusive pass for the whole event + a bottle of champagne per evening in the VIP area + an exclusive poster of the event + a lot of kisses from strangers + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks.
  • Availability: 1/1

For €2,000 and more

You are becoming official sponsor of the event (your logo will be visible on the differents advertising mediums of the event). You can not come to the event, but a box of champagne will be offered in case you would make us a surprise visit + of course a signed artwork of one artist (Please contact us for this award !).

For €5,000 and more

You are becoming the sponsor officialy present of the event (your logo will be visible on the differents advertising mediums of the event). The VIP area is your privileged meeting place with your friends + 2 boxes of champagne to welcome them + 3 nights in a PRESTIGE room of the hotel Le Berger for two people with breakfasts during the event + an unforgettable dinner in the restaurant of the hotel VINI DIVINI for two persons + an exclusive pass for the whole event + a bottle of champagne per evening in the VIP area + an exclusive poster of the event + tonnes of kisses from strangers + a postcard from a stranger + your name mentionned in the event + our everlasting thanks + of course a signed artwork of one artist (Please contact us for this award !).
  • Availability: 1/1

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