New poster party!
The bar at CAMPO nieuwpoort already is a great place itself, but early this year we decided to brighten up the space even more by having second-year Visual Design students from LUCA School of Arts design posters of performances at CAMPO. For two months, their versions of CAMPO classics such as Ambient Theatre Fury, Apollon & Mikado Remix hung alongside DOOM, Jerusalem and other performances we were able to invite here last autumn.
After this first collaboration, we decided to collaborate with arts platform 019, a fixture on the Ghent scene, for the second edition. Their poster series, from the end of March on display in CAMPO nieuwpoort, is an archive of past realizations and future possibilities, a mix of memories and dreams to visualize the collective present in 019, a post-industrial space for art, graphic design and architecture in Ghent, Belgium.
It started with this playful idea of trying to invent projects ahead of us and present them as if they are already realized, as if our future already belongs to our past. "We liked to poke fun at the petrifying mass of expectations we increasingly felt surrounded by in looking for a sustainable practice, having to know in advance what we were up to while our creativity had always entailed adapting to surprise", said graphic designer Woud Schoutteten.
You can see the results from the first poster party here.