15 December 2021 to 21 December 2021
19 communes - Bruxelles
A Mobile Light Poem XL Deluxe

Across and for the 19 communes of Brussels, a flotilla of 5 riders on electric scooters wearing light-suits will illuminate our nights this month.


FIND THE SCOOTERS! GEOLOCATION ON THIS WEBSITE. ID: 9053531371 - password: 123456.

From 15 to 20 December, the scooters will magically roam the streets of Brussels.

On the 21st of December, we will celebrate the winter solstice with a festive walk punctuated by surprises that will link La Bellone to Marché des Abattoirs.


« During the darkest days of the year when the coldest wind is sneaking through your clothing and the humidity is conquering territory until it reaches your bones, and the grey rain is invading your gloves…
During those days the city normally builds up to a spectacular light show, that together with glühwein and strange sausages creates an alienating epicenter of togetherness.
What also appears is an immense shadowland where already forgotten streets seem to disappear into depressive darkness.
In that shadowland we will float sublimely and silent. And leave undefined traces up to each of you to decodify.»


The winter solstice marks a major turning point: the longest night of the year. Literally and figuratively, the winter solstice exalts the triumph of light over darkness, the hope of a better year and better times; it’s the return of the victorious Sun. Let's start the countdown to this transition together.

A gesture of pure enchantment that is both funny and phantasmagorical, a humble and absurd performance that conveys good mood and empathy.
This winter, Micha Goldberg offers you a gift: light and hospitality, the great invariants of the last festivities of the season, be they religious or pagan.

This mobile light poem is a festive surprise for Brussels’ inhabitants, passers-by, children, young and old. It is also a caress and a provocation, a poetic diversion from a period of materialistic overconsumption. It is an artful intervention in the city, one that plays with the urban environment and recreates mysticism.

Despite the difficulties of the present times, a shared memory and a secret hope become a public message: poetry and humour will win.

Starting point and route of the scooters

See you at the start of the flotilla, which will leave each day in a new direction.

Perhaps you will see this fleet on the corner of your street...

Each day, the scooters will set off in a different direction to radiate through the 19 communes of Brussels.

We invite you to meet them before their departure, at 4.45 pm in front of La Bellone. Come and warm up with a comforting drink and form a guard of honour for the riders' departure!

On Tuesday 21 December, we invite you to join us for a festive walk with surprises, to reach Abattoirs market and warm up with a soup.

The scooters will ride through the streets of Brussels for 1h30 each day.
Departure time: 5 pm from the Bellone, Rue de Flandre, 46, 1000 Brussels.

Wednesday 15 December:
Brussels, Molenbeek, Berchem-Ste-Agathe, Jette, Koekelberg, Ganshoren.

Thursday 16 December:
Brussels, Laeken, Neder-Over-Heembeek.

Friday 17 December:
Brussels, Anderlecht.

Saturday 18 December:
Brussels, Anderlecht, Forest, Saint-Gilles, Uccle.

Sunday 19 December:
Brussels, Ixelles, Etterbeek, Auderghem, Watermael-Boitsfort, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.

Monday 20 December:
Brussels, Saint-Josse, Schaerbeek, Evere, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.

*Tuesday 21 December * :
Luminous walk between La Bellone and Cultureghem (Marché des Abattoirs), with surprises.
Departure time: 5pm, arrival at 6.30pm for a tableau vivant and a soup cooked and offered by Cultureghem.

The scooters will be geolocated so that they can be followed in real time.
FIND THE SCOOTERS! GEOLOCATION ON THIS WEBSITE. ID: 9053531371 - password: 123456.

Credits

Design: Micha Goldberg
Luminous flotilla: Mohamed Amine Benâzzou, Gabriel Camtigi, Mustapha Chafi, Daniel Dashi, Aïcha Nedzmie Haskoli, Melissa Haskoli, Aïmane Karroua, Chahinaz Karroua, Kato Van Hoof.
With Joëlle Sambi, Hamza, Sophie Melis, Dada, DJ Sahra and other poetic surprises.
Costumes: Frederik Willems
Production: CIFAS
Partnership: Cultureghem
Support from the City of Brussels and the Municipality of Anderlecht
Thank you to all the communes of Brussels-Capital, to La Bellone, to Kunstenfestivaldesarts, to all the enchanted eyes and to all the elves that make up the city.

Photos: Matias Mattéo & Bea Borgers

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