Behind the project
— Germaine Kruip on 'Resonance'
© Maxime Fauconnier

Germaine Kruip presents Resonance, a new site-responsive work for the Antwerp Central station. Resonance springs from Kruip’s vivid—and visceral—memory of the anti-Semitic terrorist attack that occurred in the Antwerp diamond trade district on the morning of October 20th, 1981. With this work, Kruip makes tangible and audible the long-lasting impact of this tragedy. The work consists of a five-part, twenty-meter long brass horizontal structure, displayed along the balcony above the ticketing office in the station’s monumental entrance hall. When activated, the brass beams create deep reverberations, producing overtones and generating new fields of resonance that travel throughout the space. The musical sculpture is accompanied by a unique composition that will be performed by five percussionists. The first performance takes place on the 20th of October, 2021, exactly forty years after the tragic events.

Watch the video about Resonance below.

— Antwerp Central station

20 10 2021 - 15 05 2022

Performance dates

20 10 2021

20 12 2021

20 02 2022

20 04 2022

Commissioned by EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS

Video: © Eyes-Screen

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