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Following the government decision announced at 7.30 pm on Saturday 14 March, we inform you that Le Fresnoy closed to the public at midnight on Saturday 14 March. Our entire exhibition and film programme is therefore cancelled. This closure remains effective until further notice.


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Looping the loop

image de l'oeuvre Looping the loop de  Ula Sickle Ula Sickle

De Ula Sickle installation 2009

  • 2009 - Exhibition Panorama 11 au Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing de Tourcoing (FR)

In Looping the Loop Dinozord, a young Hip Hop dancer from Kinshasa (DR Congo) traces the roots of this trans-historical and trans-national dance form, looking to traditional African dance as well as to forms of entertainment dance from Broadway and Hollywood to Mtv. Filmed against a blue key screen, the portrait is also an image of a contemporary Congo, coeval with developments in popular culture in the west and desirous to participate, even to dictate a movement that continues to transcend the borders of countries and continents. Presented as an installation, the life-size video projection is displayed next to a still image taken from a film by Congolese filmmaker Petna Katondolo, who's reportages on the influence of the US in the Congo for Metropolis tv (NL), are a source of inspiration for this project. the image and the ambient sound that accompany it, come from footage the filmmaker shot during a ten-day long film festival he organized in Goma (east DRC) in October 2008. Simultaneous with a regional conflict backed by international players over the area's natural resources, the festival culminated in a dance competition attended by thousands of local spectators as well as refugees displaced by the war.

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Processus de création
  • Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

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