Datum: Fri 13/09/19 | Aanvang: 20:00
A portrait of the Belgian Artist Ludo Mich
By Willie Stewart
Deze voorstelling is in aanwezigheid van de regisseur, na de film is er de mogelijkheid om vragen te stellen.
Ludo Mich zelf zal er ook bij zijn en een performance brengen met Nestels
Since the late 1960’s in post Fluxus, post Dada Belgium, the underground Art scene was alive and full of people pushing the boundaries in visual art, film and performance art. One artist who managed to try them all is Ludo Mich. And he still manages to keep at it today into his 70’s. But despite 50 plus years of production, Ludo remains practically unknown outside of Belgium. ‘It is his curse to be an outlaw, always,’ remarks his housemate Frank. Ludo has been banned from numerous bars and cafes in his home town due toinstigation of raucous happenings and incidents of nudity. In 2014, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts threatened to sue Ludo over a claim that a performance of his instigated the audience to mishandle works from the Academy’s collection. The police have been called to his home/studio on numerous occasions by neighbors complaining that Ludo’s loud barbarous joyful laughter had been going on for just too long. Now in his 70’s, Ludo’s work continues to gain integrity as he ignores conformity, financial gain and stays one step ahead of conventional and conservative art. Through a mix of archival footage, interviews with family and friends and fly on the wall footage, Ludo Is Fantastic immerses us in the world of an untamed mind.