© David Widart

© David Widart

© David Widart

© David Widart

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Chronologie

In 2012, David Widart began a long term project in analog color photography. He is currently on his 492nd film, his 17712th photo...

David Widart has always been interested in archives and memory. This is what led him to become a self-taught photographer.

A passionate traveller, he is interested in what is in transition (urban landscapes; communities and in particular the alternative music scenes that he frequents; his own work; his personality and the people around him).

In the course of his travels, he archives contexts and people. He sees each of these elements as “time sculptures”, pieces of life that contain within them an accumulation of experiences, changes and stories.

The addition of these “time sculptures” does not really create a series but rather a “body of work”, a whole that is in movement and is transformed in chronology, through successive shootings, year after year.

His photographs write a diary where the most important thing is the ordinary, life being lived, pure time, the dynamic coexistence of details, styles and presences.

David Widart is not interested in the “beautiful photo”, the clean, controlled or mastered photo. What he pursues is a collection of moments that he chemically records on film, like a long unfolding of life, constantly in motion but unalterable once it has passed…


The exhibition is open from 6pm Tuesday to Saturday on performance days.

For more information: www.theatrenational.be


Address & Opening Hours

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Boulevard Emile Jacqmain 111/115, 1000 Bruxelles (B)


Exhibition from September 22nd to October 18th, 2020

(opening hours to be confirmed)


Free entrance