27.02.2022 - 15.05.2022

Remixing Industrial Pasts

Constructing the Identity of the Minett
© Tokonoma | Photo : © Jos Rinaldi

27.02.2022 - 15.05.2022

Massenoire, Esch-Alzette

Disciplines

Visual Arts, Heritage

Collaboration

A project by Tokonoma and 2F Architettura in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg (C²DH)

Description

The central theme of the Remixing Industrial Pasts exhibition is the continuous process of transformation in the Minett region from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Although once an industrial heartland, the Minett was also a complex urban society with visible hierarchies, characterised by a real social mix in its towns and cities that demonstrated the ability to live together despite social and national divides.

In the Massenoire exhibition hall, which has been turned into a sort of time machine, the audiovisual narration unfolds around three main themes: industry, people and landscape. These three axes intersect, alternate and combine, creating a “remix” of images and voices that attempts to reinstate the complexity of Minett identities. Through visuals representing macro perspectives and audio material presenting micro stories, the whole experience aims to raise questions about the complex issue of identity construction in southern Luxembourg.

Based on the juxtaposition and combination of contrasting perspectives, the exhibition leads visitors on an exploration of the history of the Minett region, providing insights into the various issues that have shaped identities: from industrial production to environmental and urban developments; from a thriving industrial society to an awareness of health and social issues; from a dominant institutional representation to the need for self-representation through the medium of social photography; from public and private spaces designed around industry to a gradual change in the role of people in society and a continuous adaptation of the image and structure of urban spaces; and finally, from the construction of national borders – closed and controlled but permeable – to the idea of an open border, but one which in reality functions as a socio-economic barrier.

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Past Events

27.02.2022 - 15.05.2022

Remixing Industrial Pasts

  • Heritage
  • Exhibition
Visitor Centre, 3, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval

28.02.2022 - 15.05.2022

The Minett Stories Rallye

Developed in collaboration with the VR/AR Lab of the University of Luxembourg, the C²DH launches a new digital treasure hunt to accompany the exhibition. The mobile game takes the players on a journey through the old landmarks and relics of the former Ironworks of Belval. Solving riddles and following a trail of clues will lead to the discovery of nine secret locations connected to the history of Belval’s industrial past. The Rallye extends the exhibition outside the walls of the Massenoire, strengthening its connections to the territory and its stories, while providing an experience that is both fun and educational. The first 50 people to complete the treasure hunt will receive a free entrance to the exhibition. The first 17 people will receive an additional prize.

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  • Heritage
  • Digital
Online, Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval
German, English, French

Free

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27.02.2022 - 15.05.2022

Visite guidée pour groupe (sur réservation)

Découvrez lors de cette visite, une exposition immersive et interactive sur la culture industrielle de la région Minett, des identités locales et régionales aux souvenirs personnels et collectifs. Une plongée dans l'histoire sidérurgique au cœur du patrimoine luxembourgeois.

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  • Heritage
  • Tour / Guided tour
Visitor Centre, 3 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Italian, Sign language, Chinois, Arabe, Serbe

27.02.2022 - 15.05.2022

Visites guidées gratuites du weekend (LU, FR, DE, EN)

Chaque week-end, visitez les expositions de la Massenoire et de la Möllerei à Esch-Belval. En famille ou entre amis, vous pourrez découvrir ces lieux emblématiques ainsi que les œuvres et installations qui s'y trouvent. Toutes ces visites régulières sont accompagnées par un de nos médiateurs qui vous guidera à travers les expositions et pourra échanger avec vous.

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  • Visual Arts
  • Tour / Guided tour
Visitor Centre, 3 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval
German, English, French, Luxembourgish

27.02.2022 - 15.05.2022

Visites guidées pour les familles + Workshop

Invitez votre groupe Jeunes Publics à plonger dans une exposition immersive et interactive sur la culture industrielle de la région Minett, des identités locales et régionales aux souvenirs personnels et collectifs. Une mise scène incroyable de l'histoire sidérurgique au cœur du patrimoine luxembourgeois et européen. Workshop lié à l'exposition.

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  • Heritage
  • Tour / Guided tour
Visitor Centre, 3 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Sign language, Chinois, Arabe, Serbe

27.02.2022 • 13:00 - 16:00

Vernissage

Vernissage de l'exposition "Remixing Industrial Pasts: Constructing the Identity of the Minett" (entrée gratuite). Évènement sous CovidCheck (personnes vaccinées, testées ou guéries). // Opening of the exhibition "Remixing Industrial Pasts: Constructing the Identity of the Minett" (free entrance). CovidCheck Event (vaccinated, tested or recovered).

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  • Heritage
  • Exhibition
Visitor Centre, 3 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, 4361 Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval

26.03.2022 • 16:00 - 21:00

POTLATSCH - Photowalk/Phototalk

Venez participer à un photowalk (balade photographique) en fin de journée dans le quartier d'Esch-Belval. Vous êtes ensuite invités au Skip pour parler photo et échanger autour d'un verre avec les co-participants. Que vous soyez professionnel ou amateur, vous êtes tous les bienvenus !

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  • Multidisciplinary
  • Other
German, English, French, Luxembourgish

06.04.2022 • 14:30 - 16:00

Konscht ouni Alter

Pour inclure le public senior dans sa programmation, Esch2022 propose la visite "Konscht ouni Alter", spécifiquement dédiée au public de plus de 60 ans et lui permettant de découvrir les nouveaux médias et le monde numérique. Cette visite encourage les participants à réutiliser et à réinvestir leur propre bagage d'expériences tout en invitant à la discussion et à l'apprentissage. La visite offre également un volet social enrichissant, laissant place à la réflexion et à la curiosité. La visite vise à inclure et impliquer les seniors dans la vie culturelle.

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  • Visual Arts
  • Tour / Guided tour
Visitor Centre, 3 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4361, Esch-Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval
French

09.04.2022 • 19:00 - 21:00

Nocturne dans le cadre de la Nuit de la Culture

Venez découvrir Belval et ses expositions la nuit ! L'exposition a pour sujet le processus de transformation continue que connait la région du Minett depuis le début du XXème siècle à nos jours. Le plus : la découverte de la Massenoire !

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  • Heritage
  • Exhibition
3, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval
German, English, French, Luxembourgish

14.04.2022 • 11:00 - 11:30

Balades contées

Pour rendre toutes les expositions accessibles aux plus jeunes, ce programme entend réinventer le programme Esch2022 à Belval comme une histoire amusante et ludique pour les enfants. Destinées aux familles et aux enfants de la maternelle, ces visites racontent l'histoire de chaque exposition d'une manière nouvelle et fantastique pour encourager la découverte de l'art et de la technologie.

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  • Visual Arts
  • Tour / Guided tour
Visitor Centre, 3 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4361, Esch-Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette Belval
German, English, French, Luxembourgish

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Tokonoma is a collective of multimedia artists and designers founded by Chiara Ligi and Mauro Macella in 2017. Combining stories, videos, images and sounds in complex narrative structures, they embrace interactivity, multi-vision and story fragmentation to create immersive experiences, such as video installations, interactive environments, theatrical projects, museums and exhibitions. Their works mostly focus on intangible heritage, such as individual and collective stories and memories.

2F Architettura is an architectural firm based in Milan and Alghero established in 2006 by Ilaria Farina and Alessandro Floris. The studio works on different architectural scales, from interior design to landscape, with particular expertise in museums and exhibitions.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is the University of Luxembourg’s third interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on high-quality research, analysis and public dissemination in the field of contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach with a particular focus on new digital methods and tools for historical research, teaching and public outreach.