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Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust. I become them


Great Hall and Foyer
Performing with

Maureen Béguin
Morgane le Doze
Grégoire Schaller
(The performance includes partial nudity)


8€ (museum ticket included)

Mudam marks the final days of the collection display mirror mirror, with PARADES, a series of performances by Brussels-based artist Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust, taking place within the exhibition and interstitial spaces on all levels of the museum.

14h00 | I become them Performance for two performers, five costumes and a felted fresco, 2020-2021 (30 minutes)
Can the costume itself make us dance? Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust perceives the costume as a score, thinking of it in comparison to the text recited by an actor and crediting it with offering the performer a new sensory perception of his own body and the possibilities of moving, expanding and metamorphosising, in order to offer new narratives. Quoting the artist ‘to merge to become a creature, to move, to speak, to breathe like a flower, a flag, a space: the goal is to lose a little bit of our humanity.’ Inspired by ancient Greek imagery, amongst other things, the artist created a large felt surface on which he drew patterns that represent emotions, stories and memories. Dolatyari-Dolatdoust decided to use this ancestral textile because for him, ‘felting wool is already a dance in itself… it is a way of reconnecting with a common past.’ With the support of LottoZero and DHG company.

15h00 | Flags paradeA performance for four performers and four costumes, 2021 (30 minutes)
16h30 | Wearing the deadA performance for four performers and eight costumes, 2019 (45 minutes)
17h45 | Cuddles A performance for four performers, 2021 (15 minutes)

Red costumed performer
© Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust