The Monastery [BE] PRESENTED BY ZSENNE ARTLAB

BARDO STATES

14.03 – 20.03.2019

The Monastery invites you to dive into the Bardo States: liminal moments between living and dying, in or out of your body, where you balance on the edge of the unknown. The Monastery goes DIY (Do It Yourself): in the performative video installations, you can prepare yourself to leave the body, aided by the monks. Twice a day the monks also initiate the rituals themselves and organize a wake for the monk who is buried alive. 

• Elke Van Campenhout/Elle had a very varied career, with a background in jazz, philosophy, and performance studies, and as a critic and the founder of the a.pass advanced Master’s and PhD programmes in the arts. She is one of the founders of the Brussels experimental spiritual community The Monastery, which installed four ritual days at the Kaaistudios during the 2017-2018 season, as part of the RE:RITE-series.


by & with Elle (Elke Van Campenhout) & Robert Steijn