Sun 26 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

10:00

ZSenne artlab

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. This time he sets up his first long durational performance at ZSenne artlab. For six days, he explores seven of his favorite creative activities. Pay Ivo a visit and witness his fourteen-hours performance laboratory. 

10:00

Varkensmarkt l Rue du Marché aux Porcs

Building Conversation

Conversation without words

theatre performance

Conversation without words
Conversation without words

Experience what lies at the root of human contact, and how a group can come together in a very direct way. To look at one another without speaking is highly intense. This encounter is based on the annual meeting of Inuit leaders, which is conducted without speaking.

12:00

St. Hubertusgal. / Gal. St-Hubert

Benjamin Vandewalle

Peri-Sphere

performance

Peri-Sphere
Peri-Sphere

Benjamin Vandewalle’s latest investigation in the realm of the visual takes the form of a one-on-one performative installation. You are invited to take place in a mobile periscope system that elicits a profoundly immersive and disorienting experience. Rethink the spatiality of seeing!

14:30

WIELS

Nora Kapfer & Inka Meißner

New Tar

performance

New Tar
New Tar

Nora Kapfer presents a series of paintings marked by shiny black surfaces. Her symbols allow for a universal and abstracted communication, rendering present the imperceptible. On the last day of the exhibition she invites fellow artist Inka Meißner as a bodily respondent to the paintings.

15:00

Schuitenkaai - Quai aux Barques

Müge Yilmaz

The water, the Soil, the Jungle

live installation

The water, the Soil, the Jungle
The water, the Soil, the Jungle

Strange figures in camouflage suits dwell through the urban space. Inspired by female shamanic practices, they shift from being a part of your surrounding to an autonomous, physical body. 

15:00

Kaaistudio's

Fabrice Samyn

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

performance

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle
CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

The visual artist Fabrice Samyn presents five of his seven Breath Pieces, which take breathing as their starting point. To the rhythm of the breathing, a number of different actions are performed that intensify your awareness of time, while attention is focused on all that is fundamental and uncontrollable about breathing. This show has been cancelled and rescheduled to season 2017-2018.

15:00

Kaaitheater

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

Caspar Western Friedrich combines the narrative force of the Western with the dreamy longings of Romanticism. Drawing his inspiration from the lonesome cowboy and from the paintings and personality of Caspar David Friedrich, Philippe Quesne builds a studio of landscapes on stage.

15:00

Kaaitheater

Matinee Kadee

I am an artist

workshop

I am an artist
I am an artist

During Matinee Kadee we organise free childcare in the form of a fun workshop for matinee performances on Sunday afternoons (4>12 years old). The little ones (up until 4 years old) have fun in the playroom.

17:00

Kaaitheater

Salon #4: Bringing nature into art

talk

Salon #4: Bringing nature into art
Salon #4: Bringing nature into art

Theatre director Philippe Quesne, visual artist Müge Yilmaz and art historian Maarten Doorman discuss possible meanings of the image of nature in art. Notions such as the romantic, the sublime and the search for authenticity will be questioned along the way.

18:00

St. Hubertusgal. / Gal. St-Hubert

Ieva Misevičiūtė

SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)

performance

SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)
SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)

SSSSSSSSSSSS is a solo about survival instincts based on Butoh techniques, performed in the public space. Initially, Misevičiūtė looks like one of those street artists who pretend to be statues, but the meticulous movements of her living sculpture gradually evolve into a choreography.

19:00

ARGOS

Orla Barry

Breaking Rainbows

performance

Breaking Rainbows
Breaking Rainbows

With a year’s production of her own wool and two performers, Orla Barry addresses our complex relationship with nature. The result is compelling live performance and a video installation, made up of a series of vignettes that reflect upon the primal, poetic and unpredictable bond we have with the natural world.

20:30

CENTRALE for contemporary art

Charlemagne Palestine

strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!

music performance

strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!
strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!

Charlemagne Palestine is unleashing his strumming technique on the Bösendorfer Imperial: a piano that covers eight complete octaves. His instrument looks like a sculpted altar made of cuddly toys. He elevates these to divine creatures or shamanistic totems that are always close by.

Mon 27 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

ZSenne artlab

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. This time he sets up his first long durational performance at ZSenne artlab. For six days, he explores seven of his favorite creative activities. Pay Ivo a visit and witness his fourteen-hours performance laboratory. 

12:00

St. Hubertusgal. / Gal. St-Hubert

Benjamin Vandewalle

Peri-Sphere

performance

Peri-Sphere
Peri-Sphere

Benjamin Vandewalle’s latest investigation in the realm of the visual takes the form of a one-on-one performative installation. You are invited to take place in a mobile periscope system that elicits a profoundly immersive and disorienting experience. Rethink the spatiality of seeing!

Tue 28 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

ZSenne artlab

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. This time he sets up his first long durational performance at ZSenne artlab. For six days, he explores seven of his favorite creative activities. Pay Ivo a visit and witness his fourteen-hours performance laboratory. 

16:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

18:30

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.

19:00

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Miet Warlop

HORSE

performance

HORSE
HORSE

Miet Warlop presents a succession of theatrical vignettes, consisting of physical actions, sculptural props and scenic interventions that artfully cancel each other out on stage. Each scene reveals the immaterial processes that go into the work – using a plastic language. It turns them into a sculptural live event creating a temporary fantasy that begins to crumble in the moment of its completion.

19:45

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Pieter Van den Bosch

Paint Explosions

performance

Paint Explosions
Paint Explosions

Pieter Van den Bosch is literally empowering the opening of the Yves Klein exhibition with a performance tailor-made to Bozar. Just before you enter the exhibition, you witness an event: with paint and explosives, Klein’s heritage becomes a modus operandi for today.

20:00

Kaaistudio's

Laure Prouvost

Ho What A Cake

installation

Ho What A Cake
Ho What A Cake

Laure Prouvost’s sculpture Ho What A Cake – a loaf of bread daubed with blue paint that was created during a performative dinner – comes to life through light and sound. The display compels you to question the nature of an apparently banal object.

20:00

Kaaistudio's

Filip Berte

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

lecture performance exhibition

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 
Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

Filip Berte’s current project focuses on the mechanism of inclusion and exclusion of uninvited newcomers in Western society. With the use of a camera obscura and a hidden digital camera, he installed a critical ‘moment of auto-reflection’ in several asylum centers. During Performatik he initiates a new phase of the project in an asylum center in Brussels

21:00

Kaaistudio's

Mette Edvardsen

oslo

performance

oslo
oslo

In her new solo – and anagram – oslo, Mette Edvardsen once again plays with language, time and space. She extends the concept of the solo into the entire theatre space, where thoughts, words, things and actions multiply.

Wed 29 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.

10:00

ZSenne artlab

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. This time he sets up his first long durational performance at ZSenne artlab. For six days, he explores seven of his favorite creative activities. Pay Ivo a visit and witness his fourteen-hours performance laboratory. 

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Feiko Beckers

The understanding of nonsense

exhibition

The understanding of nonsense
The understanding of nonsense

Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.

16:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

18:00

Kaaistudio's

Laure Prouvost

Ho What A Cake

installation

Ho What A Cake
Ho What A Cake

Laure Prouvost’s sculpture Ho What A Cake – a loaf of bread daubed with blue paint that was created during a performative dinner – comes to life through light and sound. The display compels you to question the nature of an apparently banal object.

18:00

Kaaistudio's

Filip Berte

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

lecture performance exhibition

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 
Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

Filip Berte’s current project focuses on the mechanism of inclusion and exclusion of uninvited newcomers in Western society. With the use of a camera obscura and a hidden digital camera, he installed a critical ‘moment of auto-reflection’ in several asylum centers. During Performatik he initiates a new phase of the project in an asylum center in Brussels

19:00

Kaaistudio's

Mette Edvardsen

oslo

performance

oslo
oslo

In her new solo – and anagram – oslo, Mette Edvardsen once again plays with language, time and space. She extends the concept of the solo into the entire theatre space, where thoughts, words, things and actions multiply.

20:30

Kaaitheater

Rabih Mroué & Hito Steyerl

Probable Title: Zero Probability

lecture performance

Probable Title: Zero Probability
Probable Title: Zero Probability

In this lecture performance, Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl examine probability. Steyerl gets caught up in quantum superposition, while Mroué consults his father about mathematical calculations. They come across ‘zero probability’: a space in which everything is possible but nothing can be explained.

22:00

Kaaitheater

Hito Steyerl & Rabih Mroué

Salon #5: Different practices, common grounds

talk

Salon #5: Different practices, common grounds
Salon #5: Different practices, common grounds

Filmmaker Hito Steyerl and theatre director Rabih Mroué will engage in a conversation about their artistic cooperation. The common ground of their practices is the idea of storytelling as a way of exposing (political) fictions in society and bringing them back to the domain of art.

Thu 30 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.

10:00

ZSenne artlab

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. This time he sets up his first long durational performance at ZSenne artlab. For six days, he explores seven of his favorite creative activities. Pay Ivo a visit and witness his fourteen-hours performance laboratory. 

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Feiko Beckers

The understanding of nonsense

exhibition

The understanding of nonsense
The understanding of nonsense

Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.

13:00

Kaaistudio's

Laure Prouvost

Ho What A Cake

installation

Ho What A Cake
Ho What A Cake

Laure Prouvost’s sculpture Ho What A Cake – a loaf of bread daubed with blue paint that was created during a performative dinner – comes to life through light and sound. The display compels you to question the nature of an apparently banal object.

14:00

Kaaistudio's

Salon XL: Loïe Fuller – Unraveling an Icon

talk

Salon XL: Loïe Fuller – Unraveling an Icon
Salon XL: Loïe Fuller – Unraveling an Icon

American dancer and choreographer Loïe Fuller was a pioneer of modern dance and theatre technique. This Salon XL brings together researchers and artists to unravel her multi-layered personality and to sketch her influence and legacy on contemporary performance artists, such as Ola Maciejewska and Trajal Harrell.

16:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

18:30

CC Strombeek

Mario Merz

Il Numero Ingressa (come) i frutti

exhibition

Il Numero Ingressa (come) i frutti
Il Numero Ingressa (come) i frutti

Key figure in the Arte Povera movement Mario Merz became fascinated by the famous Fibonacci sequence in the 1970s. He translated the series into spiralling forms, igloos, and compositions with tables. CC Strombeek is exhibiting the title page and three images of such a table design.

20:30

CC Strombeek

Maarten Seghers

O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O

performance music

O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O
O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O

Maarten Seghers looks for a confrontation with the artists, musicians and dancers Fritz Welch, Simon Lenski, Nicolas Field and Mohamed Toukabri, for whom he wrote an invocatory song about the noisiness of comforting.

20:30

Decoratelier: Rue de Liverpoolstraat 24 (1080 Brussels)

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists of Damaged Goods set up camp in a former factory in Molenbeek – housing the Decoratelier of scenographer Jozef Wouters – to formulate some physical answers to these questions.

Fri 31 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Feiko Beckers

The understanding of nonsense

exhibition

The understanding of nonsense
The understanding of nonsense

Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Ant Hampton

Someone Else

performance

Someone Else
Someone Else

Ant Hampton decided to step outside the building and beyond the comfort zone of an autonomous art practice, opting instead for an aim of real consquence via a clear demand: break your bubble. This performance-as-assignment for two, gently reveals itself as an urgent and vibrant challenge to audience, artist and art-centre.

12:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

17:00

BRONKS

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

With In Many Hands, McIntosh dives into a tactile and multi-sensory world. She invites you to test, touch, listen and smell. She turns her back on the stage and opts for a series of sensory ‘situations’ which give you free rein to experiment. Take your time to explore and follow your nose!

19:00

Kaaitheater

Trajal Harrell

CAEN AMOUR

dance performance

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

Trajal Harrell explores a moment in dance history when female artists presented performances on the boundary between entertainment, erotic dancing, and early experiments in modern dance. CAEN AMOUR is structured as a hoochie coochie show. With a seductive performance, scantily dressed ‘hoochies’ lure you around to the backstage area, to reveal the festivities on the ‘coochie’ side.

20:30

BRONKS

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

With In Many Hands, McIntosh dives into a tactile and multi-sensory world. She invites you to test, touch, listen and smell. She turns her back on the stage and opts for a series of sensory ‘situations’ which give you free rein to experiment. Take your time to explore and follow your nose!

20:30

Q-O2

Romy Rüegger & Deena Abdelwahed

The personal and the political

music performance

The personal and the political
The personal and the political

In their performances, author and artist Romy Rüegger and electronic music performer Deena Abdelwahed reflect on ways of personal entanglement with the world and its politics, including the interpretation of history as part of the present.

20:45

Kaaitheater

Felix Ott & Bahar Temiz

C & P on Mars

performance

C & P on Mars
C & P on Mars

Choreographers Felix Mathias Ott and Bahar Temiz are fascinated by a movement language that shifts between intimacy and sheer violence. How does a performance creates its own stage, its own beginning, its own onlookers on the verge between violence and tenderness

21:00

Decoratelier: Rue de Liverpoolstraat 24 (1080 Brussels)

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists of Damaged Goods set up camp in a former factory in Molenbeek – housing the Decoratelier of scenographer Jozef Wouters – to formulate some physical answers to these questions.

21:00

Kaaitheater

Trajal Harrell

CAEN AMOUR

dance performance

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

Trajal Harrell explores a moment in dance history when female artists presented performances on the boundary between entertainment, erotic dancing, and early experiments in modern dance. CAEN AMOUR is structured as a hoochie coochie show. With a seductive performance, scantily dressed ‘hoochies’ lure you around to the backstage area, to reveal the festivities on the ‘coochie’ side.

21:00

Beursschouwburg

Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert

Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?

performance

Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?
Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?

How should we deal with the universal human urge to be part of a greater whole? In a stylized, atomic universe, Frank&Robbert discover the laws of duality, beauty, and magnetism.