In 2013, the minister of culture of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation picked the (SIC) project to represent the French Community of Belgium at the 55th Venice Art Biennale, in the offsite section. The project consisted in setting up a residency in Venice for about fifteen Belgian artists from June 1 to September 30, 2013. The artists were invited to come separately and spend about ten days there creating a new work for inclusion in a collective book to be published at the end of the residency. The artists also posted photographs, videos, drawings, texts etc. on a collective website. Unlike their individual projects for the book, their contributions to the website were anonymous and, taken together, formed a sort of patchwork portrait of the city of Venice and its imaginaire.
With the contributions of Jan Baetens, Claude Cattelain, William Cliff, Lara Gasparotto, Pierre Gérard, Louise Herlemont, Guy-Marc Hinant, Jean De Lacoste, Pierre Lauwers, Messieurs Delmotte, Christophe Terlinden, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Thierry Van Hasselt, RaphaŽl Van Lerberghe, Thierry Zéno
1 June Ė 30 September 2013