may 11 + 12
105 min, Aalst, Belgium
Guided by Jack Hauser & David Bergé
David Bergé wants to participate in the art of photography without accepting the seductive and classic characteristics of the medium. (…) The walkers' frame of reference changes repeatedly over the course of the next hour and a half -and it is this shift in how people look at their surroundings that makes this project such a rare experience. (…) The guide has the key and shows the evidence of temporary habitation: an unmade bed, articles of clothing, a suitcase and a few books. Is this Bergé's own room? Or is it the first scene of a crime story or a romance? That trail is not followed through. AalstWalk turns out to be not telling a story. In stead, it opens possibilities for taking mental photographs of the city and of the world. (…)
--Christophe Van Gerrewey, participant. excerpt from a review published in a special on photography in Metropolis M.