The 5 blocks are emptying. On the eve of the destruction of this architectural heritage, before the exodus of its inhabitants and the definitive transformation of its buildings, it is important to collect the words of the inhabitants who were born, who grew up, who grew old in these towers. How to make the memory of the 5 blocks? In the belly of these towers, people have lived. What have these walls seen and heard over the years?
For Art + People by nuitblanche, the inhabitants of the 5 blocks and the workers of Habitat et Rénovation joined the visual and sound artists Marilyne Grimmer, Edurne Rubio, the collective Les Microsondes, as well as Mathilde Lejeune, scenographer. All the actors of the project worked hand in hand to give shape to the photographic and sound archives of the 5 blocks. This collective work allowed for the creation of a story factory capable of gathering around a new narrative: that of the inhabitants of the 5 blocks, actors of a neighborhood that tells the story of Brussels and its transformations.