Michiel Vandevelde & 431 [BE]

Precarious Pavilions #2 – the new local

Precarious Pavilions #2 – the new local
Precarious Pavilions #2 – the new local

10.10 – 13.10.2018

Choreographer Michiel Vandevelde is taking his Precarious Pavilions to four different cities. For the second ‘pavilion’ in Brussels, he is bringing the 431 collective – comprising Lietje Bauwens and Wouter De Raeve – to the Muntplein, a place of great historical significance that is now primarily the terrain of passers-by, shoppers, and commercial events. During the day, ten artists will conduct an experiment on the square. The documentation of these interventions will be the central focus of the evening programmes. Artists and other guests will explore progressive conceptions of locality beyond the illusionary attempt to fix global problems solely on a local scale, while simultaneously acknowledging that it is necessary to (physically) relate to them. Is it possible to stretch the notion of ‘experience’ spatially and temporally, so that even things which are not directly present become experienceable?  

Discover the detailed programme at thenewlocal.org.



> 12 Rue des Princes
[please book your free tickets using the reservation buttons]

WED 10/10 20:00
Vivien Tauchmann, Mijke van der Drift (mod.), Ramon Amaro & Helena Dietrich
(re)designing the body

THU 11/10 20:00
Dennis Pohl, Inigo Wilkins, Femke Snelting (Constant, mod.), Alex Zakkas & Kurt Tichy (Constant)
rhytmic contingency

FRI 12/10 19:00
Sepake Angiama (mod.), Ola Hassanain, Onyeka Igwe, Hana Miletic
head to hand

SAT 13/10 16:00
Rozalinda Borcilă, Thomas Decreus, Jeroen Peeters, Kristupas Sabolius, Sofie Van Bruystegem, Michiel Vandevelde, Fabio Vanin & Marco Ranzato (Latitude), Ingrid Vranken, in collaboration with Sepideh Ardalani and Mihaela Brebenel, Zenne garden (Kobe Matthys & Christophe Piette), Guy Gypens (mod.)
Swamp Gathering

SAT 13/10 20:00
Jeroen Peeters, Beny Wagner & Sasha Litvintseva, Martin Belou, Naïmé Perrette, Rozalinda Borcila, Kristupas Sabolius, C.K. Raju



The interventions during the day are intended for coincidental passers-by, the scheduling is approximate. The various interventions will be the central focus of the debate programme in the evening. You are very welcome to attend this programme on 12 rue des princes.

TUE 9/10
Martin Belou conference of the birds
11:00 > 09:00 (WED 10/10)
Helena Dietrich tumbling wor(l)ds: 22h reading the body through the body > with required registration

WED 10/10 11:00>17:00
Vivien Tauchmann self-as-other-trainings

THU 11/10 15:30>17:30
Hana Miletić softwares

FRI 12/10 14:00>15:20
Ola Hassanain hear me out II

SAT 13/10 14:00>15:00
Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner so that everything doesn’t happen at once


programmaboekje - programme de salle - evening programme

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For Precarious Pavilions, Michiel Vandevelde invites a different artist or collective in each different city to reflect on the kinds of architecture that are still viable today – while we are plagued by ecological, economic, and social crises. In Brussels, the 431 collective is presenting the second pavilion: the new local. A conversation with Wouter De Raeve and Lietje Bauwens.