lecture performance

bodies of knowledge

The Big BOK Multiplication

learning day lecture performance

The Big BOK Multiplication
The Big BOK Multiplication

learning day

Sun 13.03.22

bodies of knowledge (BOK) considers the city as a rich source of valuable knowledge. Every passer- by could teach you something from their own background and life-experiences. BOK seeks to share this invisibilized or suppressed knowledge through oral transmission, that potentially could give rise to a socially more just society. The Big BOK Multiplication tells the story of one and a half year of BOK in Brussels. It's the gathering of a learning community, and an encounter with a living corpus of non-dominant knowledge. Feel welcome to join and learn along.

Ana Pi

A world tour of urban dance in ten cities

lecture performance dance

A world tour of urban dance in ten cities
A world tour of urban dance in ten cities

lecture performance

Fri 24.09.21

From South Africa to Jamaica, from the United States to Angola... The young Brazilian choreographer Ana Pi gives a tour of the world of urban dance, through ten cities and ten different types of dance. Each street dance is linked to a city, its violence and injustice, but also to vibrant energy. Ana Pi made Tour du monde des danses urbaines in 2014. Since then, she has presented the play more than 400 times around the world, for audiences of all ages.

Jonathan Burrows

Rewriting

dance lecture performance

Rewriting
Rewriting

dance

Fri 24.04 - Sat 25.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Of what does the practice of choreographing consist? In Rewriting, Jonathan Burrows attempts – by turns hesitantly and exuberantly – to map out the unknown territory known as choreography. In contrast to the dominant model, which assumes that a successful production is the result of a fixed, predetermined idea, Burrows proposes a practice of a slow, coincidental accumulation of meanings.

Kim & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

lecture performance

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

lecture performance

Sat 07.03.20

On August 3, 2018 Kim Snauwaert and Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert were legally married in the City Hall of Ghent. One of the reasons was for obtaining a residence permit, but mostly with the intention of creating 'a sustainable community living.’ But what does that mean? In this performance the artists talk about their process and reveal their artistic premise.

Sarah Vanhee

collected screams

lecture performance

collected screams
collected screams

lecture performance

Mon 02.03.20

Sarah Vanhee has been conducting research on screaming since 2013. In collected screams, she embodies uttered and unuttered scientific, philosophical, mythological, artistic and political screams. She focuses both on socially accepted and collective screaming, as well as on darker, more intimate variants. She attempts to re-claim screaming as an instrument, as a weapon, as something curative, as relaxation, but also as a means to express pain, excitement, fear, anger, joy or anything inexpressible.

Dieter Lesage

Parliament and the Many

lecture performance

Parliament and the Many
Parliament and the Many

lecture performance

Tue 28.01.20

A phrase is haunting the globe: We are the many. Some may find these words troubling, if not frightening, whereas others see it as most joyful. It probably depends on whether you think of yourself as belonging to the many or not. And what about phrases such as ‘we are the people’ or even ‘we are the 99 %’? In a three hour lecture performance, Dieter Lesage presents the central questions of his upcoming book Parliament and the Many. A Theory of Radical Democracy.

Jérôme Bel

Conférence sur rien (1949)

lecture performance

Conférence sur rien (1949)
Conférence sur rien (1949)

lecture performance

Fri 08.11.19

‘I am here and I have nothing to say.’ These are the words with which John Cage opened his Lecture on Nothing at the New York Artists’ Club in 1949. The text was like a hypnotizing score that mirrored the structure of Cage’s recent musical compositions – including his particular attention to silence. Jérôme Bel is now presenting the lecture in French.

Thomas Ryckewaert

Move 37

lecture performance

Move 37
Move 37

lecture performance

Tue 22.10.19

For his lecture-performance Move 37, Thomas Ryckewaert researched artificial intelligence and cosmology. Along with cosmologist Thomas Hertog (KU Leuven), he explores ways of uncovering the radically strange. We run up against the boundaries of our knowledge when we hear Hertog’s cosmological insights and that is an alienating but also humbling experience.

Elly Van Eeghem

(Dis)placed Interventions

lecture performance

(Dis)placed Interventions
(Dis)placed Interventions

lecture performance

Sat 14.09.19

In (Dis)placed interventions, Elly Van Eeghem stimulates your imagination with video footage, voice recordings, music, and colourful projections. She collected all this material over the past several years in various neighbourhoods in Ghent, Paris, Berlin and Montreal. Join her on this trip to what a city is and can be – and be amazed, confused and inspired by the spaces that we share with one another.

Pieter Van Bogaert

Fort Beau

lecture performance

Fort Beau
Fort Beau

lecture performance

Tue 19.03.19

During this lecture performance, Pieter van Bogaert will discuss the first chapter of his project Fort Beau. Gradually this becomes a story about beauty without end.

Bruno Latour & Frédérique Aït Touati

INSIDE

lecture performance performance talk

INSIDE
INSIDE

lecture performance

Sat 24.11.18

Philosopher Bruno Latour and theatre maker Frédérique Aït-Touati reflect on the relationship between human beings and their environment. Can we change our perception of the earth? No longer from a great distance, like a blue marble flying through space… But from the inside out, from the wafer-thin outer layer of the globe on which all life, human activity and resources are concentrated?

Roland Gunst & Sibo Kanobana

The Reign of Afropeanism

lecture performance

The Reign of Afropeanism
The Reign of Afropeanism

lecture performance

Fri 12.10.18

Roland Gunst and Sibo Kanobana sketch a picture of the African presence in Europe and present an alternative version both of history and of the future. Their work is based in Afropeanism: an anti-essentialist attitude that seeks to transcend the divide between African and Europe through encounter and exchange. Do ‘black’ and ‘white’ people not have a common past, present and future?

Juli Apponen

Life is hard and then you die – part 3

lecture performance

Life is hard and then you die – part 3
Life is hard and then you die – part 3

lecture performance

Wed 07.03 - Thu 08.03.18

Juli Apponen exposes an autobiography of her body. Inevitably, it is about identity, sex and gender. The result is a collage of unspeakable pain, anatomical reports of far too many operations, and bureaucratic adventures. Who or what determines who or what you are? This compelling lecture performance will satisfy your curiosity, perhaps even more than you would actually like.

Vincent Dunoyer

DVD DVD

lecture performance dance

DVD DVD
DVD DVD

lecture performance

Fri 28.04 - Sat 29.04.17

When Vincent Dunoyer began to create performances himself it struck him that dance industry professionals would always ask him the same thing. ‘Can you send us a DVD of the performance?’ In DVD DVD he creates a montage of personal and professional memories, like a lecture interspersed with video and dance. Both intimate and universal!

Rabih Mroué & Hito Steyerl

Probable Title: Zero Probability

lecture performance

Probable Title: Zero Probability
Probable Title: Zero Probability

lecture performance

Wed 29.03.17

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.

Filip Berte

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

lecture performance exhibition

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

lecture performance

Sat 25.03 - Sat 01.04.17

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

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