Location: Beursschouwburg

Eden Tinto Collins: Roaming the Imaginal

Eden Tinto Collins: Roaming the Imaginal

A voyage through the cosmic void, nourished by sci-fi, DIY, surrealism, magic realism and cosmology.

Eden Tinto Collins's work unfurls a cosmology inhabited by fantastic characters navigating through myth and the burlesque. The artist's imagination crosses genres, from music videos to narrative epic, crafting a flamboyant and hyperconnected world. Their films, texts, installations, paintings and performances invent scenarios "in no-fail, low-tech, DIY wor(l)ds, inspired by surrealism, magic realism, science fiction and cosmology”.

'Roaming the Imaginal' is Eden Tinto Collins' first solo exhibition in Belgium. The project is part of the errant history of an interconnected, earthless otherworld. Roaming evades distance and invites us to explore the Imaginal world: on a cosmic seaside, the imaginary materialises. In her audiovisual installation, the artist creates a space where wandering turns into floating.

EDEN TINTO COLLINS (she/they/we) developed their visual arts practise through the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris Cergy. As a poet, hypermedia artist, or - Trobairitz, Méta, she explores notions of networks and interdependence, f.r.ictions between melancholy, mythology, post-trans, even cyber-humanity. Her projects are relational, noetic (to put thought and spirit in relation) and her devices take the form of installations, video performances, with a predominance for the use of voice and orality.

Their first story, ‘Bonne Arrivée’, was published in July 2021 in the collection fraîches fictions. That same summer, they opened the Acéphale Studio, in partnership with Societies, Apes, Sequens and the association Worms Prestige in Joinville-le-Pont (Val de Marne). Since 2022, Eden Tinto Collins has been developing a production unit at the initiative of a number of site-specific projects, including ‘Numin’ (a space opera) and ‘A Pinch Of Kola’ (a quantum sitcom).

The exhibition is co-produced by Beursschouwburg and argos and is supported by the Institut Français and Kadist Foundation.

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