From the 13th of December to the 3rd of January 2013 Bureau d’Espoir occupies the performance gallery ZSenne. With the 22 days ongoing performance ‘Battery’ in the street windows of the building in which two hope researchers test the power of the machine to turn dire circumstances into hopeful ones.
And with the Natural History Museum of Hope: an active exhibition and performance installation in which visitors can come to exchange Hope Objects, browse through the Hope Library or have a sessions with the caretakers to read the Tarot of Hope with them.
The more adventurous visitors are also invited to join the performers in the battery, as test volunteersto try out different strategies of hope, developed by Bureau d’Espoir.
The opening of Bureau d’Espoir takes places on the 13th of December from 7pm onwards. This marks the start of the Hope Object Exchange: we invite all visitors to come with a Hope Object, object that for them is associated with or produces hope in its use. These objects then become part of the Natural History Museum of Hope, and become (if you agree to that) become part of the Hope Exchange. The opening will be accompanied by The Hope Sessions, a sample concert using the material of hope interviews conducted over the last 5 months.
Next to these ongoing activities, Bureau d’Espoir also organizes lectures and concerts, on the topic of Hope today. Full background information on Bureau d’Espoir and an updated agenda you can find in the caldendar.
address ZSenne: Anneessensstraat 2, 1000 Brussel. http://www.zsenne.be