Works: Anna Rispoli + Edurne Rubio


A member of the ZimmerFrei collective, Italian artist Anna Rispoli’s work focuses on the relationship between the city and its residents. In Brussels in May 2012, Anna Rispoli and Edurne Rubio invite us to climb up high and observe our urban condition.

Setting off from the CERIA/COOVI metro station, groups of spectators will be taken up a high-rise tower recently built to house the Elishout campus cooking school. From the top floor of this remarkable building, they will look down over a non-place between the centre and the outskirts, where the city’s functions and movements meet: the canal, the ring road and its stream of commuters, big industries and commercial districts, a hospital, a garden city, a cemetery… Equipped with an audio-guide, they listen to the building’s view of the activities going on in and around it. Using fragments of real life stories, utopias and urban myths, a narration is constructed about the dynamic body of the contemporary polis. A social and poetic place to be reconquered.

Watch a short interview with Anna Rispoli and Edurne Rubio in 50 degrés Nord, RTBF, May 4 2012 (33:30 to 37:30):


Research: Anna Rispoli & Edurne Rubio

Text: Ivan Carozzi, Anna Rispoli, Edurne Rubio, Emanuele Nicolotti, Bruno De Wachter

Sound: Els Viaene

Voices: Lotte Heijtenis, Didier De Neck, Kaat Arnaert

Direction: Anna Rispoli

Dramaturgy consultancy: Diane Fourdrignier, Christophe Meierhans

Actress coach: Peter Vandenbempt

Production assistant: Manuel von Rahden

Assistant: Emanuele Nicolotti

Interviews: Xaveer de Geyter, Steven Derrider, Ingrid Huyghe, Roeland Dudal, Peter Schoelliers, Luc Delprat, Patrick Wouter, Valerie Vandermeulen, Gwenaël Breës, Guido Vanderhulst, Marcel Jacobs, Cindy Lopez, Amir, Maissan, Jasmina, Nora, Mohamed, Lina, Anoua, Stéphanie.

With the participation of: Jan Dellaert and the Traumland, les chefs Johan Souffriau, Jan de Kock, Celine Leys, Joan Roesems, the students of Elishout, EDC staff, Maison d’enfants de la Roue, Antenne de Prévention “UZINE” à la Roue, Fc Anderlecht Milan, Complex Sportif du Ceria, Kose Cleaning, Taverne Restaurant De Pierino

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Elishout

Production: Mokum (Brussels)

Production support: Caravan Production (Brussels)

Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruxelles nous appartient / Brussel behoort ons toe

Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Elishout, deBuren, Pianofabriek, CERIA

Thanks to: M. Lefaible, Mme Cawels, Mme Juwet, EDC, Séverine Janssens, David Helchardus, Kaat Arnaert, Jeroen Vander Ven,Karlijn Sileghem, Simona Denicolai, Federico Pedrini, Maria Sartore, Paul et Sylvia Meierhans, Fam. Rubio, Margherita Isola, Miriam Rohde, Muna Mussie