Turbulence - A Water Project

23 October - 6 November 1998

Film video, performances, mixed media kinetic installation under the water

An art project in the City’s Olympic Swimming pool “Wezenberg”, Antwerp, Belgium 1998 © Shanglie Zhou
With the support of the city of Antwerp, Vidi-Square and Belgian national water-ballet team

Film video: DV-PAL, black & white, stereo, 20 min, I projection on a film-screen under the water
Soundtrack: Alex Otterlei
Performers: Belgian national water-ballet team, Boy & Erik Stappaerts, Shanglie Zhou and public swimmers
Technical supports: Vidi-Square, SISA  
performance costume: Annemie Podevin
Photo: Jiang Jiasheng

“Turbulence - A Water Project” is a collective art project taking place in the public space - the City’s Olympic Swimming pool “Wezenberg” in Antwerp, Belgium.
A 20 minutes' film video is projected on a film-screen which stands under the water in a swimming pool "Wezenberg".
Huge pieces of kinetic installations with drawings on them are floating between different levels of water in and under the water.
The Belgian water-ballet team, Shanglie Zhou and Boy & Erik Stappaerts together with public swimmers perform in the opening of the event.
Johan Pas and Jan Van Broeckhoven speak about the project in the opening of the event.
The swimming pool opens for all swimmers as usual during two weeks event.
Daily swimmers can dive to view the film and become performers with flowing kinetic installations and moving images from a floating film under the water.