‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’

In gesprek met Jolente De Keersmaeker en Damiaan De Schrijver

‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’
‘Daar gaat het bij Bernhard om: de aangename verwonding’

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Tue 02.05.17

In de nok van het dak van een oud Antwerps magazijn huist al twintig jaar het theatercollectief STAN. Vanaf mei voeren ze opnieuw een van hun grote meesters op: Thomas Bernhard(1931-1989). Bernhard was niet bang om de draak te steken met de elite en intellectuele klasse, maar stak even hard van wal tegen de politieke toestand van het naoorlogse Oostenrijk.

If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it

A conversation with Thomas Bellinck

If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it
If you can’t say it, you sing it, and if you can’t sing it, you dance it

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Tue 02.05.17

In an old gymnasium in Mechelen, theatre director Thomas Bellinck is working on his new production Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm and Validate. The performance is the second part in a series about the Western migration machine, a theme that has dominated Thomas’ personal interests for quite some time, and which he will examine through various media over the coming years.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

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Thu 30.03.17

The Belgian Maarten Vanden Eynde and the Cameroonian Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. Yet the structures depend upon one another to stay in balance. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #5 - Different practices, common grounds

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Thu 30.03.17

Filmmaker Hito Steyerl and theatre director Rabih Mroué will engage in a conversation about their artistic cooperation. The common ground of their practices is the idea of storytelling as a way of exposing (political) fictions in society and bringing them back to the domain of art.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #4 - Bringing nature into art

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Thu 30.03.17

Theatre director Philippe Quesne, visual artist Müge Yilmaz and philosopher/writer Maarten Doorman discuss possible meanings of the image of nature in art. Notions such as the romantic, the sublime and the search for authenticity will be questioned along the way.

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #3 - Activating objects

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Thu 30.03.17

Visual artists Hedwig Houben, Grace Schwindt and Laure Prouvost talk about the relationships between sculpture, performance and theatricality. An interesting parallel in their work is the search for activating objects that appear to be fixed, by turning them into theatrical players. 

 

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #2 - Social sculpting

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Thu 30.03.17

Why do artists make work outside of the black box or the exhibition space? Which place can art take within the flux of daily life in the city? Choreographer Meg Stuart, scenographer Jozef Wouters, dramaturg Jeroen Peeters, performance artist Ant Hampton, theatre maker Lotte van den Berg, and choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle attempt to give some answers.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Salon #1 - Dorothea von Hantelmann/opening lecture

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Wed 29.03.17

Dorothea von Hantelmann is an art historian and a curator, based in Berlin. Her main fields of research are contemporary art as well as the history and theory of exhibitions. She is the author of How to Do Things with Art (2010), one of the seminal works on performativity within contemporary art. Her current book project explores exhibitions as ritual spaces in which fundamental values and categories of modern, liberal and market-based societies historically have been, and continue to be, practiced and reflected. (in English)

“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”

an interview with Mette Edvardsen

“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”
“I don’t think we make things alone, even when we are alone”

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Wed 29.03.17

Mette Edvardsen talks about oslo ((2017), trilogies and opening spaces.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Orla Barry

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Mon 27.03.17

From stories on a sheep farm to what categories reveal about the mind. From singing competitions in Ancient Greece to ecological issues today. With a year’s production of her own wool and two performers, Orla Barry addresses our complex relationship with nature.

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

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Fri 24.03.17

Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She portrays the dilemma of an ornithologist studying the effects of oil pollution on seabirds. The victims he records symbolise the efficiency of capitalism. (in English)

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

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Fri 24.03.17

How should we deal with the universal human urge to be part of a greater whole? In a stylized, atomic universe, the Ghent-based duo Robbert&Frank discover the laws of duality, beauty, and magnetism.

Molenbeek danst na 22/03

Molenbeek danst na 22/03
Molenbeek danst na 22/03

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Wed 22.03.17

Brussels choreograaf Benjamin Vandewalle en documentairemaker Dieter Deswarte draaiden een maand na de aanslagen van 22/3 een pakkende film in de straten van Molenbeek, met in de hoofdrol dansende kinderen en hun ongefilterde verhalen.

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 3)

PASSIONS AND POLITICS: HOW CAN WE REACQUIRE DEMOCRATIC ENDEAVOR?

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 3)
VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 3)

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Mon 20.03.17

Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself. With Carolin Emcke, Paul Ginsborg, Ralph Bollmann.

VIDEO: Tim Jackson

On Prosperity Without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society 2.0

VIDEO: Tim Jackson
VIDEO: Tim Jackson

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Thu 16.03.17

Seven years ago, the publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. n the substantially re-written edition of his book, Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise and meaningful task.

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 2)

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND DIGITALIZATION: RISK OR OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR DEMOCRACY?

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 2)
VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 2)

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Tue 14.03.17

Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself. With Luca De Biase, Constanze Kurz, Jacopo Barigazzi.

4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier

een interview met Nancy Naous in MO* magazine

4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier
4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier

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Fri 10.03.17

‘Dans en al wat met beweging te maken heeft, is in vele hoofden seksueel geladen en wordt gezien als een manier om de vleselijke lusten op te wekken. Voor mij persoonlijk is dat niet het geval’, zegt Nancy Naous. Zij vroeg islamitische geleerden hoe halal dans er zou uitzien.

A French cowboy in Munich

a conversation with Philippe Quesne

A French cowboy in Munich
A French cowboy in Munich

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Wed 22.02.17

Mannen met cowboyhoeden, geruite hemden en cowboyboots aanschouwen een wolkenzee tussen bergtoppen. In Caspar Western Friedrich combineren Philippe Quesne en Münchner Kammerspiele de eindeloze landschappen van de romantische schilder Caspar David Friedrich met de woeste natuur van westerns. Dat resulteert in een ruimte die het midden houdt tussen museum, atelier en theaterdecor. Quesne: ‘Ik heb al vaak gedacht dat theaterscenografie een kwestie van schilderkunst is.'

“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”

a conversation with Trajal Harrell

“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”
“I always tend to find the cracks and fissures of history”

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Wed 22.02.17

What happens when the Japanese butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata meets the early 20th-century French dancer Loïe Fuller? This imaginative encounter lead the American choreograper Trajal Harrell to create his most recent work, CAEN AMOUR. Although he is always traveling, he found time to talk to us about Japan, about imagination and about history. “The most important liberation is the liberation of the imagination.”(in English)

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)

NEW MOVEMENTS IN THE FACE OF GLOBALIZATION: A REAWAKENING OF POLITICAL COMMITMENT?

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)
VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)

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Tue 21.02.17

Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself. With Caroline Hornstein-Tomic and Massimiliano Tomba, moderated by Enrico Ippolito.

VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins

The Myth of Golem

VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins
VIDEO: Inigo Wilkins

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Thu 16.02.17

The myth of Golem recasts in modern form a question that has been central to philosophy since the ancient Greek distinction between animate and inanimate matter, it also augurs current dilemmas in robotics and artificial intelligence. Drawing on recent neuroscientific theories of consciousness, the young British philosopher Inigo Wilkins weaves these strands together to outline the contemporary significance of the myth.

VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY

Thinking with Stengers

VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY
VIDEO: Isabelle Stengers & nY

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Wed 15.02.17

Leading Belgian philosopher Isabelle Stengers and literary magazine nY will immerse you in the world of science. And political thought. And witchcraft. Stengers has invited speakers from various disciplines to develop new perspectives on knowledge and knowledge production.

Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”

een gesprek met Mohamed Ikoubaân en Cees Vossen

Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”
Beiroet in de Kaaistudio’s: “In elk opzicht is het werk van die jonge makers urgent.”

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Thu 09.02.17

Het nomadisch kunstencentrum Moussem richt dit jaar de schijnwerpers op Beiroet tijdens het festival Moussem Cities. Twee weken lang kan je in verschillende Brusselse instellingen proeven van wat Libanon op artistiek vlak te bieden heeft. In de Kaaistudio’s ligt de focus op jongere theater- en performancekunstenaars. Een gesprek met Mohamed Ikoubaân en Cees Vossen over kunst in de Arabische wereld, sociaal engagement en lange werkprocessen.

Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Tim Etchells on Forced Entertainment's Complete Works

Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Table Top Shakespeare: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

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Thu 09.02.17

Tim Etchells invites you for the Forced Entertainment marathon of the Shakespeare's Complete Works.