TraumA - Triennal Bruges 2021

TraumA explores the fine line between Dream - Traum - and Trauma. It responds to the pomp and circumstances, but also to the uncanny that is present underground. Although Bruges seems to be a dream destination to many, poverty, loneliness and pollution also are dormant in this picture-perfect world.

  • A trail of sculptural, architectural, and organic creations
  • What is going on behind those stately facades, how is this medieval city really living?
  • A polyphonic story
Duration2 Hours
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Mensen met een visuele beperking moeten naast hun mondmasker ook handgel en handschoenen voorzien (bepaalde werken kunnen betast worden).

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With admiration and amazement, the visitor sees the picturesque Bruges buildings that radiate history, as it were, from every pore of their stones. Bruges is a dream destination for him. Then why TraumA? The trauma of the exhibition refers to the less visible side of Bruges behind those medieval facades: loneliness, poverty, pollution, fear. The word 'TraumA' also contains the word "Traum": the dream, the image of a city approaching perfection. But this word also contains the word "Raum": the space, but also the room. The visible open space versus the hidden private space. Squares, streets and parks versus rooms and gardens. A space in which artists and architects can explore both the stage and the dusty wings and question the hidden dimensions of society, portraying duality and stimulating our imagination and senses.

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