June 18th, 2016 / 8:30 p.m. – Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Giudecca, 810, 30133 Venice, Italy
A site-specific performance by Nathalie Vanheule, held on the highest terrace in Venice – the Molino Stucky rooftop – in occasion of the Special Event Kinds of Memory / Female videoartists and the memory of war.
Among the most vibrant performers and videoartists in the contemporary art scene, Nathalie Vanheule is also a materic and installative artist able to give shape to fragile and intimate works. Rebaptized from Flux Magazine “the femme en flamme”, the Belgian artist is now under review by the MoMA scouters in New York because of her capability, unique in the world, to sculpt and create with fire and with “what fire has left” (ashes, and other organic remains), but also to be a burning and sensual interpreter in performing. A complex artist, with a great expressive power, who reaches her maximum when allowed to work on the themes connected to her historical identity: grown up in Ieper (Belgium), one of the bloodiest theatre of the First world war and today a burial place covered by dust, from which the artist has borrowed the use of fire and ashes in installation and video artworks.