MARCH 19th - 19:30
Concerts & Visual Arts
The Wonderful Chinese-European World of music & visual arts
Geoffrey Burton © Peter De Bruyne
TJA LING HU Before I was Born- a series of dazzlingly beautiful drawings, a wordless search for answers hidden deep in different dimensions. The drawings have to be seen in a circular way, a never ending continuation of life… the drawings are also projected in a loop.
YAN CONG & WEN LING Beijing based cartoonists; projection of a selection by their hand of their recent work
SARAH YU ZEEBROEK drawings made with offerpaper of her Chinese mother….
LITERATURE CORNER - BOOKSTORE WALRY
Bookstore Walry selected a unique range of Chinese literature (fiction and non-fiction), books related to China, in Dutch, English or French especially for Made in China Festival! You will surely find something to your liking!
MAIN HALL 19:30 – 21:30
19:30 SARAH YU ZEEBROEK introduction
NOËMI & LOTUS
“MOTHER-LAND” Both adopted, both raised in a Belgian family, both having
a biological mother living in China, both feeling from an early age as if
something is missing. Missing their mothers, their homeland, identity, roots,..?
Noëmi & Lotus will explore on March 19th – by means of words and drawings
- this feeling of ongoing confusion about what China means to them and how
it is inherently linked to their mothers.
19:45 MAILY BEYRENS – music, performance and video artist
For Made In China Festival, Maily is showing a video made in
collaboration with their maternal grand-parents Yaying & Peixan, who
together with Maily’s mother, moved from China to Europe in the 80s.
They recall the moments of their lives where rites and objects had to be chosen and carefully packed to be moved. Others had to be left behind, and would later be replaced by new ones. How does one physically and spiritually adapt to a new environment? Through this home-video style short movie, we look at how objects and routines become sediment layers forming around us, how walls become a house, become a home, become a shell and become us through time.
20:00 Interview TJA LING HU about her book of drawings Before I was Born
20:15 PAK YAN LAU born in Belgium, with roots from Hong Kong and now
based in Brussels, is a sound artist, improviser, musician and
composer. She is bringing a mind-track based on her Hong Kong memories and
background. Spooky stories, urban legends and the buzzing sound
environment of HK are her inspiration. Executed through prepared
piano, electronics and field recordings. This piece is specially
composed for Made in China Festival 2022.
20:45 SARAH YU ZEEBROEK & GEOFFREY BURTON
Sarah will perform a few Chinese songs from her childhood memory.
Geoffrey Burton, guitar player and composer, will join her on stage for this unique performance. Together they will evoke the Chinese melodies that are lingering in Sarah’s vivid memories.
21:00 BOLIS PUPUL
Composed during his first visit to Hong Kong, his mother's hometown,
soundscape- dance music that will leave no one unmoved.
It’s no coincidence that Bolis Pupul’s music sounds the way it does.
Born in Belgium to a Chinese mother and Belgian father and raised in
the super-cool creative city of Ghent, Bolis’ music is a joyous cross-
cultural assemblage. Mixing widescreen electronica – think early Mr
Fingers-like techno and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s exuberant man-
machine minimalism – with the warm-hearted and wonky naivete of
Belgian New Beat, Bolis’ singular sonics are at once playful, emotive,
unrelenting and tender.