From September to November 2021, during his Open Space residency at The Grey Space, Karel van Laere developed a new body of work titled Reach. 14 /05/2022 a performative symposium was dedicated to the Reach project.
The aim of this performative symposium was not only to share, but to also facilitate (social) revelation by stimulating the most powerful characteristic of mankind: imagination. The event aimed to spark this imagination in visitors and participants alike through engaging both the mind and the body and connecting people from different backgrounds.
Besides a panel talk between Karel van Laere and surgeons Dr. Anke Smits and Guus Bökkerink – moderated by philosopher and biologist Ellen ter Gast – the symposium features performances by dancer Simon Bus, artist Yun Lee, musician Raphael Vanoli and Karel van Laere.
Pictures by Gordon Meuleman
The symposium is made possible by the City of The Hague, Stroom Den Haag, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Zuid-Holland and Kickstart Cultuurfonds.
Reach is a project by Karel van Laere developed in a co-production by The Grey Space in the Middle and Stichting Largo and is made possible by the City of The Hague, Stroom Den Haag, Mondriaan Fonds, Amarte Fonds, the In Art We Trust Fund (by We Are Public) and Laparoscopyboxx (a brand of Outside the Boxx).