Belly Buster

Michelle Son


Belly Buster is a scripted space in which 3 “unfilmable scenarios” unfold. Inspired by Benjamin Fondane’s Trois Scenarii: cinépoèmes, Belly Buster plays out the unspeakable as a way out of silence and out of the rationality of language.

“While writing the scripts, I imagined Fondane, Chris Morris and David Attenborough playing charades in a bar, listening to popular songbirds like Yma Sumac, Minnie Riperton and Mariah Carey.” — Michelle Son

Imbedded within an encoded installation at Punt WG, each scenario is scheduled as a one-time event over three weekends. You may listen to the scenarios over at

The exhibition is accompanied by a presentation by Nadja Cohen (PhD., KU Leuven) on her publication, Fondane et le Cinema (2016) and a Belly Buster publication launch which includes a conversation with Sara Giannini (independent curator and semiotician), as well as broadcasts by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee.

Artist / Organisation: Michelle Son
Location of the show: puntWG
Language: English

Broadcasted on 16-09-2017 at 17:00.