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Inge Godelaine: Gevoelsspeeldoos (NL)

28 04 2024 14:00

As part of the exhibition You don't see what you think you see, WIELS presents three films by independent filmmaker Inge Godelaine, who worked with artist Jef Geys for 28 years. The film Gevoelsspeeldoos will be screened on 28 April preceded by an introduction by Inge Godelaine.

Free with entry ticket
In Dutch

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Exhibition view, We Document Art, 2024

In 1966, Jef Geys developed his Sensorial Playbox (or “Gevoelsspeeldoos” in Dutch). It was tested for the first time at the State middle school in Balen. The aim was to teach young people with disabilities or learning difficulties both basic concepts of visual art, such as colour, shape, composition and lines, and knowledge of materials, such as hardness, softness, concrete, metal, wood, stone, etc. To this end, the feeling box contained building blocks of different colours and varying sizes.

50 years later, the Sensorial Playbox was tested in the Kasterlinden school in Sint-Agatha-Berchem. School Kasterlinden offers special education, where type 6, type 7 and type 9 are represented in four target groups: a vision group, a bilingual hearing group, a language group and an autism group. This school also has a nursery, primary and secondary section with education types 1, 2 and 3.

Inge Godelaine (BE) is an independent filmmaker who worked with artist Jef Geys for 28 years. She assisted Geys in building his exhibitions and his projects. She also produced a number of reportages and documentaries about the artist. Besides artist portraits or narrative films about art, she also uses other media and disciplines such as creating figurative paintings, drawings and photography. The visual language she uses is sometimes cryptic, ironic or humorous.

IMG 9104
© Inge Godelaine 2016