The seventh edition of the Voix de Femmes Festival opened in Liege on 28 and 29 October 2005 (Centre Culturel de Seraing and Centre Culturel Arabe) and went on to Antwerp (Wcc Zuiderpershuis) and Brussels (Halles de Schaerbeek) until 5 November 2005. From night to night, we heard the voices of different artists. On 5 November, the festival’s Closing Ceremonies were held at the Halles de Schaerbeek, gathering all the artists of the festival.
For the first time since its creation, the festival presented a collective exhibition around one theme: The Lost. Art was created from the compilation of meetings and stories that came from the four seminars of the Network of Mothers, artists, young people or professionals, visual artists, directors, authors, women of theatre, and the associations. Pencil drawings, doll’s bodies, paintwork collages, collective sculptures, but also installations and performances set themselves up in the Halles space to there to bring more eyes and more writing, whether violent, displaced, intimate or wretched.
Bénédicte Liénard (Belgium), Carmen Linarès (Spain), Delphine Augereau (Belgium), Dorsaf Hamdani (Tunisia), Elena Frolova (Russia), Felisa Cereceda (Belgium), Fqiret d'Annaba (Algeria), Ghada Shbéir (Lebanon), Guedra de Goulimine (Morocco), Gulcan Kaya (Turkey), Ialma (Spain), Katia Guerreiro (Portugal), Khadija Leclere (Belgium), Laurence Vielle et Catherine Salée (Belgium), Lisou De Henau (Belgium), Maïa Chauvier (Belgium), Martha Frintzila (Greece), Mazaher (Egypt), Nena Venetsanou (Greece), Officina Zoe (Italy), Qayna (Morocco), Sana Mousa (Palestine) Zehnia Lopatnik (Ukraine).
Collective Exhibition “Disparitions” (Disappeared People)
(Halles de Schaerbeek, 29.10 > 5.11.2005):
Anne Servais (Belgium), Chris Melville (Belgium), Medi Holtrop (Norway/ France), Marie-France Collard (Belgium), Safaa Erruas (Morocco), Fatma Charfi (Switzerland/Tunisia), Virginie Tirions (Belgium), Le Cactus (Belgium), Belinda Lejeune-Sara Lejeune-Jennifer Gonissen (Belgium), Des Maisons des Jeunes (Belgium), Letitia Marotta (Belgium), Layla Nabulsi (Belgium).
Voix De Femmes OFF
The Voix de Femmes OFF Festival took place from 1-3 April 2004 in Brussels (Espace Senghor) and Antwerp (Wcc Zuiderpershuis) for the release of its double CD-DVD. The Voix de Femmes OFF Festival stood out from prior editions by inviting artists that live or have lived in Belgium and that continue creating art related to their country of origin. At this festival, we held the 4th seminar of the World Solidarity Network of Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Daughters, Friends and Relatives of Kidnapped and Disappeared Persons.
Ghalia Benali (Tunisia), Ialma (Spain), Marlène Dorcena (Haiti), Yang Du Tso (Tibet).