La colère de lud – BPS22 Charleroi
La colère de lud brings together some forty works recently acquired by the Province of Hainaut and, for the most part, never before exhibited in the museum. Starting from the notion of dispossession, the chosen works express experiences of uprooting, occupation, destruction, exhaustion; but also of resistance and attachment. The exhibition thus evokes in a poetic, romantic and political way different situations of dispossession that human beings can be led to live, in a more or less conscious way.
Borrowed from a book by Julius Van Daal, the title of the exhibition refers to the revolt of English workers who, at the height of the industrial revolution, tried to resist technical progress. Led by the legendary general Ned Ludd, these insurgents destroyed machines, which in their eyes were responsible for the dispossession of their know-how, their property and their rights.
In a capitalist society dominated by the logic of possession, at a time when fundamental human rights are still flouted and freedoms are constantly being called into question, how does the human being construct himself on this succession of dispossessions? Through works in a variety of media and aesthetics (painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, tapestry, etc.), Ludd’s Wrath highlights different forms of deprivation (of time, territory, identity, work, etc.) but also different voluntary approaches aiming to free oneself and to think more freely about these constraints.