collaboration between Matrix Art Project, Brussels, and B.P.S.
22, the center for contemporary creation of the Hainault Province.
The reason behind the decision to present the itinerant
part of Emergency Biennale in Brussels at the same time
as the Europalia Festival is because this year the festival
takes as its theme Russia.
Bili Bidjocka from Matrix Art Project and Pierre Olivier
Rollin from B.P.S. 22 project considered it was necessary
to present a counterpoint to this official event in order
to enlarge the debate. It indeed seemed impossible to them
to devote this season s Europalia to Russia, without tackling
the Chechen problem.