Public Domain Day 2015

Constant invites to the Public Domain Day 2015 (Screening)

When: Saturday 7 February 15:00-22:30
Where: afternoon: Koninklijke Bibliotheek/Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique KBR LIBRARIUM, Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles &
evening: NOVA, Rue d’Arenberg 3, 1000 BRUXXEL

The Public Domain Day is celebrating works of art which enter into the public domain because their copyrights have expired. These works can be freely enjoyed, used, changed, republished by everybody.
The Public Domain Day in Brussels is co-organised by Constant, the Royal Library of Belgium, Nova Cinema, CRIDS.


The afternoon takes place at the Royal Library and is dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the writer of Le Petit Prince.

15:00 Storytelling for children of the Petit Prince, in Dutch and French. parents allowed.
15:45 Launch of the website, a collaboration with Romaine Lubrique
16:00 Conference by Severine Dussolier about the special copyright case of de Saint-Exupéry in France. In parallel there is a workshop for children.
16:15 Guided tour along books that entered in the public domain
17:00 End

The evening programme takes place at Cinema Nova.

17:30   Hands on comics workshop around George Herriman / Krazy Kat Stéphane Noël, Pascal Matthey and other comic artists. Erwin Dejasse will contextualise the work of Herriman.
19:00   A Table d’hote is offered in the bar.
20:00-20:30     Sreening Monsieur Fantomas ; Ernst Moerman, 1937, BE, 17 minutes,
20:30-21:00     Performance The death of the Authors, 1943 (see below)
21:30-22:41     Screening Inferno, Liguoro, Padovan, Bertolini, 1911, IT, 71 minutes With live soundtrack by Jean-Philippe Saulou and Benjamin Chaval