Documentary premiere: A GENTLE PRESSURE

The exhibition on the work of Lode Janssens is accompanied not only by the book 'A.J. Lode Janssens - 1.47 mbar' but also by a documentary on the architect. The premiere of 'A Gentle Pressure' will take place at CIVA. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022
NL (subtitled in French)
CIVA, Rue de l'Ermitage 55, 1050 Brussels

free entrance, click here to register / Covid Safe Ticket and mask are mandatory

It’s extremely difficult to get a hold of A. J. Lode Janssens, both literally and figuratively. There are many reasons why to not publish on Janssens and his spatial work, the foremost reason being that he himself has always actively resisted any form of “publicity”—a trait that can be traced back to his heartfelt love-hate relationship with the architecture discipline. It’s as if he’s constantly on the lookout to settle an account in and with architecture. So why not grant Janssens the anonymity and serenity he so aspires to have? Sometimes architecture is so authentic and brutally honest that it simply cannot remain concealed.

Producer Peter Swinnen and director Bertrand Lafontaine have brought together a unique selection of witnesses, including Janssens himself, to reassess the Balloon, as well as original, unreleased footage.