04.07.2021 PI022 The Living Archive Of Bad Ideas w/ KAAP: Maya Strobbe & Linus Bonduelle Something else

Artist Maya Strobbe has previously hosted everyone’s bad idea in her Archive of Bad Ideas in Brussels and Leipzig. Now the archive is housed in the beach pavilion of PLEASURE ISLAND, of which it takes the form. Throughout the day, visitors can contribute their ‘bad ideas’ to the archive, which gives way to a conversation about what exactly is a bad idea. When is an idea bad? What prompts us to criticise our own ideas in this way? Is a bad idea for one person not an insight for another?

Maya Strobbe playfully creates an archive that can also serve as a methodology, comparable to Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies, cards with prompts that help you back on track after an artistic deadlock.

At the end of the day, the archive is opened and Maya will read from the collection of bad ideas, accompanied by a soundscape by artist Linus Bonduelle.

Together with Kunstencentrum KAAP and part of DANSAND Festival.

22.08.2021 PI021 OP ZEE STROOM Something else
04.2021 → now PI018 Door de ruisende golven uw hoofd leeg gewassen. Rest nog uw mondaine leven in uw broekzak te passen
Oak wood door handle
Dries Peeters Expo
04.2021 → now PI017 Sun of the Metal Ox
Marbled linen curtains
Paule Josephe Expo
04.2021 → now PI016 Pleasure Island Pavilion
Wood, glass, zinc, stainless steel, solar system: beach cabin
PLEASURE ISLAND Something else

FROM OSTEND STATION IT’S ABOUT A 30 MIN. WALK FOLLOWING THE END OF THE HARBOR TOWARDS THE SEA AND CONTINUING THE SHORELINE FOR ANOTHER 2 KILOMETERS UNTIL YOU’LL GET CLEAR VISION ON THE STANDALONE BEACH CABIN. OR TAKE TRAM 0 (DE PANNE) TO ‘OOSTENDE RENBAAN’ (THIRD STOP), IT’S ABOUT 9 MIN. DRIVE. IF YOU GET OFF THE TRAM, CROSS THE STREET TOWARDS THE SEA, FIND YOUR WAY BETWEEN THE APARTMENT BUILDINGS, PLEASURE ISLAND IS ABOUT 250 METERS ON THE RIGHT, ON THE BEACH.

The PLEASURE ISLAND pavilion marks a new wave in PLEASURE ISLAND and furthermore a new way of showing visual art, performance and design in the public space. The pavilion encourages and incorporates the connection between the general public and the activities usually taking place in the art gallery context. The PLEASURE ISLAND pavilion lives and evolves throughout the changeable seaside environment challenged by winds, waters and various publics. The structure of the pavilion is designed to be sustainable with the further possibility of reassembling it in different locations after the first season (April to October 2021). The PLEASURE ISLAND pavilion is a playful research concerned by the position and influence of artistic endeavors in and around the community; a suggestion to what a beach cabin can bend, architecturally and functionally.

The PLEASURE ISLAND pavilion —51°13'30.3"N, 2°53'48.7"E— is located on the beach close to the dyke and near the work 'Umbra' from Herlinde Seynhaeve. The cabin is a 30 min walk from the train station and easily accessible by tram or car. The standalone cabin is recognisable from the dyke from both directions.

Thanks to the financial support of Aaron Daem, Alexandros Sourbis, Amber Meulenijzer, Bert Huyge, Bert Van Den Abeele, Carine De Baere, Cecilia Vanneste, Chang Wanling, Charlotte Symoens, Christiane Wuytack, Christine Van Conkelberge, Dehaes, Didier Deschrijver, Dylan Belgrado, Els Wuyts, Emma Van Wassenhove, Eppo, Eva Claus, Eva Deschryver, Ewaut Van Wassenhove, Fien Boone, Floris Hoorelbeke, Frans Robbert, Gustave Demoen, Helena Van Wassenhove, Hollevoet-Geldhof Marc & K., Ilse Roosens, Ines Bodlovic, Inge Ketelers, Ingrid Van De Wiele, Ireen Boone, Ivan Van Wassenhove, Janne Gistelinck, Jonas Haerens, Judith Herman, Karel Vandeweghe, Karin Delbaere, Kathleen Huys, Katrien Creve, Leonie Boone, Liesbeth Feys, Lieve Boone, Lucca Janssen, Lukas De Clerck, Manon Donckier, De Donceel, Marc Mallezie, Marijke Snauwaert, Marleen Wynants, Michelle Vosters, Michiel Claus, Mirthe Demaerel, Mortier Eddy, Myriam Boone, Neyt-Vermeulen, Nick Dillen, Gert-Jan Reeskens, Niels Uitterhaegen, Niels Vantomme, O.666, Olivier Verniers, Paule Josephe, Roel Kerkhofs, STROOM, Sander Misplon, Siebert Mispelon, Stefanie Van Rompaey, Stilbé Schroeder, Van Braeckel, Van De Voorde, Victor Verhelst, Wim Hamiax, Wout Allegaert.

Many thanks to Stephen Van Elslander (architect), Kristina-Sedlerova Villanen and Emma Joly (crowdfunding) and Dries Peeters, Stilbé Schroeder, Emma Joly and Nana Esi (construction).

TBA PI019 Chloé Arrouy Expo
TBA PI023 Victor Verhelst Expo
TBA PI025 Vrij atelier — Zandkastelen w/ Liesbeth Feys Something else
TBA PI026 Justine Grillet Expo
TBA PI027 Naomi Gilon Expo
TBA PI028 Dajo Van den Bussche Expo
TBA PI032 Toon Boeckmans Expo
canceled PI024 ☼☼☼☼☼☼ w/ KIOSK Radio & STROOM Something else

A weekly gathering of smiling faces. Together with KIOSK RADIO and STROOM the cabin hosts an intimate listening session to end the week.

Every Friday from 6 PM while the sun is going down.

Together with KIOSK RADIO and STROOM.