A Breath Cycle
From one breath piece to another
The visual artist Fabrice Samyn presents 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. The seven Breath Pieces are performed in various different spaces at Kaaistudios. Guided by a handbook, you move from one breath piece to another. Some Breath Pieces have a clearly demarcated beginning and end, while it’s for you to decide how long you spend at others.
• Fabrice Samyn’s work is highly diverse, both formally (from painting and photography to sculptures and installations) and thematically (time and light, idolatry vs. iconoclasm, etc.) His research into time draws inspiration from a whole series of conceptual, pictorial and spiritual traditions. Galerij Meessen De Clercq presents his visual work in Belgium.
concept Fabrice Samyn | costume design Eva Velazquez & Fabrice Samyn | sculptures Fabrice Samyn | 'Light's Threshold' performers Kristina Neirynck & Angela De Roover | 'Being Cloud' performer Ibrahim Tamditi | 'Undressing Time' concept, choreography and performance Manon Santkin& Fabrice Samyn | 'Vanity's Ballroom' musical director Adrian Kurth | 'Vanity's Ballroom' choreographic assistance Manon Santkin | 'Vanity's Ballroom' performers Julie Laporte, Nelle Hens, Maïté Jeannolin, Yasmine Youcef, Ivan Fatjo, Kevin Fay, Cassiel Gaube, Yoann Bondo, Brandon Likoyo, Emmanuelle Phuon | 'The Womb' performers Emmanuel Murenguko, Demir Berisha, Tatyana Dimitrova Petrova, Timur Magomedgadzhiev, Kaya Freeman, Bram Droulers, Leonie Buysse, Gilles Vanhecke, Ana Ferper, Eugène Champoin | thanks to François Pintus, Marion Denné & été 78 | graphic design Fabrice Samyn & Miriam Hempel | production Hiros | in collaboration with Kaaitheater, STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound | support the Flemish Authorities