Being swept away by a perfect storm. Enchanted by powerful visions that mingle with Magritte's dream images. That is Riders on the Storm, a must-experience multimedia performance in the Magritte Room of the Grand Casino Knokke. This shamanic total experience is created by Koen Vanmechelen and is part of his Cosmopolitan Renaissance; an out-of-the-box exhibition that unfolds as a total experience this fall in Knokke-Heist.
In the exceptional context of the Casino, under the c
For their docu series Domestication: A History, ARTE investigates the history of human civilisation through the history of the domestication of animals that made it possible. In the second episode, ARTE interviews artist Koen Vanmechelen about his views on this matter, and his work on domestication in general. “We are probably further away from living in harmony with our environment than ever before. And nowhere is this more evident than in our relationship with the chicken”.
Artist Koen Vanmechelen is featured in the fifth episode of "De Kennis van Nu," Onderworpen aan de Mens, talking about his yearlong work about domestication and diversity. While worldwide livestock numbers continue to grow, the percentage of wild animals is steadily decreasing. "De Kennis van Nu" explores the difficult relationship between humans and animals and whether we can still turn the tide. Cows, chickens, pigs and dogs have been bred over the centuries to meet all our