High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Ben Benaouisse or the Art of Remembering
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Ben Benaouisse or the Art of Remembering

(Koen van Kerrebroeck ) The Low Countries - 2006, № 14, pp. 272-274

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Critics love to take stock of an artist's development, sketching the broad outlines of his artistic evolution, roughing out a context for a creation that is always part of a bigger picture. And it becomes even more interesting and rewarding when the artist takes his own journey as the point of departure for his artistic output. Mohamed Ben Benaouisse, for example, sets about reconstructing and stage-managing the path he treads as an actor, choreographer and visual artist, and with each new production he invites the audience to accompany him and to reflect with him. But try as he may to achieve a new solidarity with his public, his efforts all too often founder in alienation and remoteness.

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