Kunstenfestival Watou 2011 - Tussen taal en beeld verzamelde verhalen #3 09.07.2011 - 11.09.2011

On being alone and
unbearable loneliness


© Rogerio Reis, detail from Personne n'appartient à personne

From 1st of July until 3rd of September the 37th edition of the Watou Art Festival takes over the village situated on the French border. With "solitude and unbearable lonelines," as the central theme we bring together collected stories of artists and poets. The visitors follow a trail along eleven locations and find a symbiosis of visual arts and poetry in, among others, a grain shed, a brewery cellar, the farms of a farm and a park. For the campaign image of this year, we chose a fragment from the work  'personne n'appartient a personne' by Rogerio Reis.

This summer, we also offer our visitors a varied event-program on weekends and public holidays. For Summer Senses we like to build a bridge to various arts disciplines, enabling our visitors to for instance enjoy a fascinating authors reading, an intimate reading club, an engaging or surprising performance or an interesting workshop. The full event-calendar can be found on this site from mid-June on.

For our youngest visitors we provide a small booklet that guides them along the children's course. Thus, the 37th edition of the Arts Festival Watou will be an experience festival for young and older.

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