CONTOUR 7, a Moving Image Biennale, is dedicated to humanist and statesman Thomas More. Regarded by many as a martyr and by some as a monster, perhaps even as a philosopher or artist. Certainly he was a brilliant fool, ahead of his time. It was while visiting Flanders – he stopped through Mechelen – in the summer of 1515 that he wrote the bulk of his book on the ideal commonwealth, the island of Utopia.
CONTOUR 7 presents work by over twenty international artists, spread across several venues in the City of Mechelen. All the works on show, many of them new productions, have in common the fact that they are inspired by utopias, monsters and martyrs, past and present.