L’espace public comme support d’expression critique
ECCE HOMO is a project centered around an installation of paintings and sculptures by Bruce Clarke. The exhibition, hosted at the National Museum of Resistance and Human Rights in Esch-sur-Alzette from September to December 2022, is part of a current of critical figuration. It is punctuated by the Butō dance performance THE WRECKAGE OF MY FLESH, by the Tebby Ramasike collective. The performance creates a physical dialogue with the plastic works.
The artists thematize the consequences of wars, crimes against humanity and genocide on people, invoking victims, suffering, deportation, and destruction. They create links with forced displacement, exile and migration. But they also approach their intrinsic corollary: strength, physical and mental resilience, human dignity.
Also part of the project are various interventions by Bruce Clarke and Tebby Ramasike on the French territory of Esch2022, such as the commemorative mural "Les Limbes de Thil", created by Bruce Clarke at the entrance of the Tiercelet mine in Thil (F) and numerous performances by Tebby Ramasike that will take place there in the coming months, and at the museum in Esch. At the same time, the artist and choreographer will extend part of the ECCE HOMO project to our partners at the Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum, a place where thousands of Jews and political prisoners were executed during the Nazi occupation, thus creating a link between Esch, Thil and Kaunas.
The project includes artistic workshops and a series of lectures, as well as an important pedagogical program with French and Luxembourgish schools.