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Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust. Wearing the dead


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)
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)
Wearing the dead is a work in which both costume and body wear the notion of a heritage. Here, the costume produces its own dance via its specific design. The costume is a journey and a bridge between the artist and a culture that he inherited and fantasises about: Iran. The costumes are inspired by the vibrations of traditional Iranian songs. Dolatyari-Dolatdoust conceived them as a second skin to be worn by bodies with different physical features as a way to understand how we build our identities. Inspired by the past but with a view to the contemporary, Dolatyari-Dolatdoust created this complex dialogue, activating ‘a choreography of memory’. Here the costumes are a way for the artist to be part of a shared history in which he embodies a fictitious living memory inspired by his heritage. By its nature, its design, the costume itself becomes the creator of and the trigger for movement. The dramaturgy builds itself in a ritual: undressing, dressing and wearing the costumes, embodying stories and history through a choreography. It’s a trip, a journey that the artist wants to share.

17h45 | Cuddles A performance for four performers, 2021 (15 minutes)

Figure in a black costume standing on top of a blue column.
© Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust