Performatik17
Performatik17

BODILY ATTEMPTS AT SOCIAL SCULPTING

Since the sixties, performance art has been going through a second wave, also in our museums. It is like a vat of indefinable visual creations that mix up genres in a huge variety of locations; last anything from a single minute to a whole year; and are aimed at a single person, a crowd or a chance passer-by. The body often plays a central role.

Performatik17 will be entering the intriguing twilight zone where artists – in collaboration with a number of different Brussels-based partners – tinker with the codes of visual arts and the performing arts. And with your position as a spectator. For if a revival of performance art is bringing about a renewal in the arts, then this now chiefly lies in the radical questioning of your position: your gaze as a museum visitor, your role as a theatrical spectator, or something beyond this.

In Performatik17 the intrinsic meaning of a work is less important than the act of creating something together in the here and now. This is what collectively we so ardently crave – at a time in which even ‘public’ space no longer brings people together. Instead it seems to be an accumulation of individual islands, each encased by a bubble – the bubble of facebooktwittersnapchatinstagram through which we pass on experience before we fully experience it ourselves. Or vice-versa: we follow an experience somewhere else without being present ourselves.

In Performatik17, Alioum Moussa and Maarten Vanden Eynde invite you for a discussion about what (in)dependence means. Daan ‘t Sas and Lotte van den Berg enter into a wordless discussion with you. And Kate McIntosh allows you to rediscover the playful and tactile side of communication. Visual artist Grace Schwindt – in her first creation for the theatre – infuses Bernini’s sculpture of Daphne and Apollo with movement. Conversely, choreographer DD Dorvillier presents a danced collection of her works while a youngster in the New York 90’s. Ieva Misevičiūtė heads outside to explore survival modes in the public space. Elsewhere there is construction and demolition going on: Philippe Quesne brings the landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich’s studio onto the stage, while Feiko Beckers constructs hermitages on stilts. In the meantime, Jozef Wouters, Meg Stuart and Jeroen Peeters construct the artists’ spaces of the future.

This edition of Performatik puts two historical anchor points in the spotlight. Trajal Harrell and Ola Maciejewska take as their starting point the work of Loïe Fuller, a performance artist – long before the term was invented – who influenced both Picasso and modern dance. Bozar will be paying tribute to Yves Klein by showing unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works. Pieter Van den Bosch and Miet Warlop are literally empowering the opening of the exhibition, turning Klein’s heritage into a modus operandi for today.

From movement in sculptures to the sculpting of movement: body sculptures play a central role in this edition. They are never monumental, and are always fragile. Performatik17 opts for probability over certainty. For the careful creation of social sculptures.

PARTNERS ARGOS centre for art and media | Beursschouwburg | Bozar | CC Strombeek | Centrale For Contemporary Art | Enough Room for Space | Muntpunt | Passa Porta | Q-O2 | Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain | Wiels | workspacebrussels | ZSenne artlab

with the extra support of the Brussels Capital Region

Opening Night | Performatik17

talk

performance

Opening Night | Performatik17
Opening Night | Performatik17

Kaaistudio's

24.03.2017

Dorothea von Hantelmann

SALON #1: OPENING LECTURE

talk

SALON #1: OPENING LECTURE
SALON #1: OPENING LECTURE

Kaaistudio's

24.03.2017

Grace Schwindt

Opera and Steel

performance

Opera and Steel
Opera and Steel

Kaaistudio's

24.03 – 25.03.2017

Hedwig Houben

Imitator Being Made

performance

Imitator Being Made
Imitator Being Made

Kaaistudio's

24.03.2017

Miet Warlop

CRUMBLING DOWN

performance

CRUMBLING DOWN
CRUMBLING DOWN

Kaaistudio's

24.03.2017

Laure Prouvost

Ho What A Cake

installation

Ho What A Cake
Ho What A Cake

Kaaistudio's

24.03 – 01.04.2017

Kristof Van Gestel/Manoeuvre & Heike Langsdorf

Vormfrakken

performance

Vormfrakken
Vormfrakken

Kaaistudio's

24.03 – 25.03.2017

Salon #2 : Social Sculpting

talk

Salon #2 : Social Sculpting
Salon #2 : Social Sculpting

Muntpunt

25.03.2017

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

25.03 – 31.03.2017

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

Muntpunt

25.03 – 01.04.2017

Feiko Beckers

The understanding of nonsense

exhibition

The understanding of nonsense
The understanding of nonsense

Beursschouwburg

25.03 – 01.04.2017

Salon #3: ACTIVATING OBJECTS

talk

Salon #3: ACTIVATING OBJECTS
Salon #3: ACTIVATING OBJECTS

Kaaistudio's

25.03.2017

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

ZSenne Art Lab

25.03 – 30.03.2017

Benjamin Vandewalle

Peri-Sphere

performance

Peri-Sphere
Peri-Sphere

St. Hubertusgal. / Gal. St-Hubert

25.03 – 27.03.2017

Building Conversation

The Agonistic Conversation

theatre

performance

The Agonistic Conversation
The Agonistic Conversation

On location

25.03.2017

Building Conversation

Thinking Together – An Experiment

theatre

performance

Thinking Together – An Experiment
Thinking Together – An Experiment

On location

25.03.2017

Ieva Misevičiūtė

SSSSSSSSSSSS (hiss it, don't say it)

performance

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

On location

25.03.2017

Müge Yilmaz

The water, the Soil, the Jungle

live installation

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

Schuitenkaai - Quai aux Barques

25.03 – 26.03.2017

Feiko Beckers

A disappointment you can rely on

performance

A disappointment you can rely on
A disappointment you can rely on

Beursschouwburg

25.03 – 01.04.2017

Filip Berte

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

lecture performance

exhibition

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

Kaaistudio's

25.03 – 01.04.2017

Orla Barry

Breaking Rainbows

performance

Breaking Rainbows
Breaking Rainbows

ARGOS

25.03 – 26.03.2017

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre

performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

Kaaitheater

25.03 – 26.03.2017

Building Conversation

Wordless Discussion

theatre

performance

Wordless Discussion
Wordless Discussion

On location

26.03.2017

Nora Kapfer & Inka Meißner

New Tars

performance

New Tars
New Tars

WIELS

26.03.2017

Charlemagne Palestine

strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!

music

performance

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

CENTRALE for contemporary art

26.03.2017

Salon #4: Bringing nature into art

talk

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

Kaaitheater

26.03.2017

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

BOZAR

28.03 – 01.04.2017

Miet Warlop

HORSE

performance

HORSE
HORSE

BOZAR

28.03.2017

Pieter Van den Bosch

Paint Explosions

performance

Paint Explosions
Paint Explosions

BOZAR

28.03.2017

Mette Edvardsen

oslo

performance

oslo
oslo

Kaaistudio's

28.03 – 29.03.2017

Rabih Mroué & Hito Steyerl

Probable Title: Zero Probability

lecture performance

Probable Title: Zero Probability
Probable Title: Zero Probability

Kaaitheater

29.03.2017

Hito Steyerl & Rabih Mroué

Salon #5: Different practices, common grounds

talk

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

Kaaitheater

29.03.2017

Mario Merz

Il Numero Ingressa (come) i frutti

exhibition

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

CC Strombeek

30.03.2017

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

CC Strombeek

30.03.2017

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

BRONKS

31.03 – 01.04.2017

Trajal Harrell

CAEN AMOUR

dance

performance

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

Kaaitheater

31.03 – 01.04.2017

Romy Rüegger & Deena Abdelwahed

The personal and the political

music

performance

The personal and the political
The personal and the political

Q-O2

31.03.2017

Felix Ott & Bahar Temiz

C & P on Mars

performance

C & P on Mars
C & P on Mars

Kaaitheater

31.03.2017

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance

performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

Decoratelier

30.03 – 02.04.2017

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?

Beursschouwburg

31.03 – 01.04.2017

Enough Room for Space

LUNÄ-talk

debate

LUNÄ-talk
LUNÄ-talk

Enough Room for Space

01.04.2017

DD Dorvillier

A week of steps at the Villa Empain

performance

A week of steps at the Villa Empain
A week of steps at the Villa Empain

Villa Empain

01.04.2017

Ola Maciejewska

Bombyx Mori

dance

performance

Bombyx Mori
Bombyx Mori

Kaaistudio's

01.04.2017

Ant Hampton

Someone Else

performance

Someone Else
Someone Else

Beursschouwburg

31.03 – 01.04.2017

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

BRONKS

31.03 – 01.04.2017

Salon XL: LOÏE FULLER – UNRAVELING AN ICON

talk

Salon XL: LOÏE FULLER – UNRAVELING AN ICON
Salon XL: LOÏE FULLER – UNRAVELING AN ICON

Kaaistudio's

30.03.2017

Fabrice Samyn

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

performance

CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle
CANCELLED | A Breath Cycle

Kaaistudio's

26.03.2017