1. (c) Fotoatelier Marleen Peeters

    (c) Fotoatelier Marleen Peeters

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      (c) Fotoatelier Marleen Peeters

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      (c) Siege Dehing

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      (c) Pierrot Biessen

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    TRANSFORMER

    The Transformer is a community-art project. Together with the Rooftoptiger artists, students at Steunpunt Tewerkstelling (an organization in Antwerp which helps young adults in vulnerable situations to find a steady job) and teenagers from Borgerhout and from a local youth organization converted a Lada Niva into a robot giant.

    The Transformer symbolizes the transformation the youngsters went through during the project as well as the desired changes in their environment. It literally helped them to make their voice heard. The youngsters used the robot as a stage to get their message across, rhyming like an MC.

    The Transformer is still appearing in poetry slams and workshops.



    CREDITS

    Concept and coaching Sara Dandois
    Design and coaching Sven Roofthooft and Bram Rombouts
    Construction Steunpunt Tewerkstelling
    Production management Dunya Roos
    Sales Kosmonaut Production
    Communication management Ted Oonk
    Administration Elke Herremans
    Co-production Steunpunt Tewerkstelling, LeerWerkPlaats Garage, Kras jeugdwerk, De Reuzen vzw
    With the support of Provincie Antwerpen, District Borgerhout
    Documentary Laura Zuallaert


    PAST

    Tu 29 Nov 2018 19:00 | Antwerp Parade Noorderlicht
    Sa 22 Sep 2018
     
    14:00-17:00 | Borgerhout Reuzenstoet
    Sa 15 Sep 2018 
    15:00-20:00 | Antwerp Archipel - Low Tech Lab
    Sa 02 Jun 2018
    13:00 Nijlen Kunstenfestival Emiliushoeve
    Su 14 May 2017 13:00-19:00 | Borgerhout Terlopleinfeest
    Th 13 Oct 2016 19:00 | Antwerp Arenberg - Mestizo Arts Festival
    Tu 17 May 2016 18:30 | Brussels BOZAR (coll. MAP)
    Su 08 May 2016 13:00-20:00 | Borgerhout Terlopleinfeest | docu
    Sa 07 May 2016 19:00 | Mechelen Cultuurcentrum - NEST 015 kunstenfestival (coll. MAP)
    Sa 07 May 2016 16:30 | Mechelen Cultuurcentrum - NEST 015 kunstenfestival (coll. MAP)
    Sa 16 Apr 2016 13:00-16:00 | Merksem Opening Pop-Up Bredabaan
    Sa 19 Dec 2015 16:30 | Antwerp De Coninckplein (org. Het Oude Badhuis)
    Sa 21 Nov 2015 14:30 | Antwerp Schoolstraat (org. Het Oude Badhuis)
    Sa 17 Oct 2015 14:00-17:00 | Antwerp Damplein (org. Het Oude Badhuis)
    Fr 16 Oct 2015 | Borgerhout Xaveriuscollege | school
    Sa 19 Sep 2015 15:00-17:30 | Borgerhout Reuzenstoet