On June 9th 2018, the artist Clio Van Aerde has started her expedition during which she seeks to explore the physical border of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. The departure and arrival point is Schengen and to arrive back to the starting point, it has taken around four weeks. The artist walks as precisely as possible along the border-line. Thanks to the collaboration with MUDAM and Motion-S, the public can observe the development of this endeavour in real time in the museum and online.
The Walking Art practice questions the meaning of the border by exploring its physicality on a human scale. This project seeks to enlighten absurdities as for instance privileges and barriers encountered in relation to the possession of a certain passport or another. In the larger sense, nowadays, while some people lead progressively nomadic lives as if the borders had vanished, others perceive the exact same borders as impassable barriers. The body finds itself physically limited while the use of technology, more essential than ever and inexhaustible, surpasses every physical limits. The ingenue procedure of on line seeks to question what society is taking for granted.
On June 6th at MUDAM, right before the performance and on July 11th after the performance, Clio Van Aerde and two members of the Institute of Geography and Spacial Planning of the University of Luxembourg, Estelle Evrard and Cyril Blondel, from our project, will hold a public debate.
Born in Luxembourg, Clio Van Aerde, is an artist and a scenographer, living in Luxembourg and Vienna. She studied in Madrid, Paris and Vienna before graduating in scenography at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien. Her artistic practice questions the trivial relations between body, time and space through performances that explore repetition and endurance.
This trip can be consulted at Mudam and online.cliovanaerde.com