Secret Gardens

essay by Guy Gypens for Underneath Which Rivers Flow

Secret Gardens
Secret Gardens

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Mon 18.03.19

When the project group of Underneath Which Rivers Flow entered their new, secret work-space, it was made clear to them that their workspace would become part of a public park in the near future. The question was how they – as newcomers to the city – thought about that future park.

Challenge the hierarchies

an interview with Jimmy Robert

Challenge the hierarchies
Challenge the hierarchies

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Mon 18.03.19

A written interview with Jimmy Robert on Joie noire.

PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Opening Salon

PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Opening Salon
PERFORMATIK19 VIDEO | Opening Salon

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Mon 18.03.19

To open Performatik19, Tate Modern performance curator Catherine Wood discusses her recently published book Performance in Contemporary Art with artist Jimmy Robert. Curator Daniel Blanga-Gubbay will moderate the conversation.

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Noé Soulier - Performing Arts

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Noé Soulier - Performing Arts
PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Noé Soulier - Performing Arts

Video

Thu 14.03.19

Now that bodies are occupying more and more museums, choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is presenting an opposite movement: what if instead of bodies, the artworks themselves adapted to a new space? Noé Soulier on Performing Art in a video by Centre Pompidou.

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters - Underneath Which Rivers Flow

Jozef Wouters & Bouchra Lamsyeh

PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters - Underneath Which Rivers Flow
PERFORMATIK 19 VIDEO | Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters - Underneath Which Rivers Flow

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Thu 14.03.19

This season, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters is collaborating with Open Kunstenhuis Globe Aroma to create Underneath Which Rivers Flow. A group of women and men – builders, poets, and dreamers – meet every week at Decoratelier in Molenbeek. In this space, they build stories together, a secret garden full of wormholes to unsuspected worlds. A conversation with Jozef Wouters & Bouchra Lamsyeh.

‘The crash forced bodies together’, they said.

A conversation with Lotte van den Berg

‘The crash forced bodies together’, they said.
‘The crash forced bodies together’, they said.

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Thu 21.02.19

For Lotte van den Berg, art is about creating space: space to explore how we relate to one another. Now, van den Berg is presenting Dying Together, which examines human relationships in the midst of terrible catastrophe. A conversation with Lotte van den Berg.

‘We Don’t Rehearse, We Just Collect Letters. And Afterwards The Ball Starts.’

A conversation with deufert&plischke

‘We Don’t Rehearse, We Just Collect Letters. And Afterwards The Ball Starts.’
‘We Don’t Rehearse, We Just Collect Letters. And Afterwards The Ball Starts.’

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Thu 21.02.19

What would you tell dance if you had the chance to meet it? What is your favourite dance move? The artistic duo deufert&plischke make this encounter possible in their project Letters to Dance/Just in Time. A conversation with deufert&plischke.

Tis of tisni. Over Jan Decorte

Tis of tisni. Over Jan Decorte
Tis of tisni. Over Jan Decorte

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Sun 10.02.19

Tis of tisni is the long-awaited book by Jan Decorte. This colourful fresco about the life and work of a radical theatre artist is an absolute must-read.

VIDEO: Afua Hirsch

Conversation #4: on race, identity, and belonging

VIDEO: Afua Hirsch
VIDEO: Afua Hirsch

Video

Wed 30.01.19

In the Conversations series of evening discussions, leading authors, intellectuals and philosophers debate the concept of authenticity. For Conversation #4, we invited Afua Hirsch, author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging.

Save the date: Performatik19 appears on the horizon

13 > 23/03/2019

Save the date: Performatik19 appears on the horizon
Save the date: Performatik19 appears on the horizon

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Fri 21.12.18

The Brussels Biennial of Performance Art appears on the horizon

VIDEO: Mogobe Ramose

VIDEO: Mogobe Ramose
VIDEO: Mogobe Ramose

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Wed 19.12.18

The South African philosopher Mogobe Ramose speaks about Ubuntu philosophy: a vision of existence as a continuous stream in which everything is constantly searching for balance and is inseparably connected with everything else.

IN THE WAR IN SYRIA THERE IS AN EXCESS OF IMAGES, AND YET WE DO NOT SEE VERY MUCH.

A conversation with Chrystèle Khodr & Waël Ali

IN THE WAR IN SYRIA THERE IS AN EXCESS OF IMAGES,  AND YET WE DO NOT SEE VERY MUCH.
IN THE WAR IN SYRIA THERE IS AN EXCESS OF IMAGES,  AND YET WE DO NOT SEE VERY MUCH.

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Thu 13.12.18

Chrystèle Khodr & Waël Ali will present their first two collaborations at Moussem Cities: Temporary Stay and I once entered a garden.The two artists started collaborating two years ago. Distance and the attendant delays are part of their process and that is by no means a purely negative experience.

 

WITH ART, WE ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE DECEIVED

a conversation with Els Dietvorst

WITH ART, WE ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE DECEIVED
WITH ART, WE ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE DECEIVED

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Wed 12.12.18

A conversation with Els Dietvorst on her theatre piece Memento Mori! !iroM otnemeM.

VIDEO: Philipp Blom | Conversation #2

VIDEO: Philipp Blom | Conversation #2
VIDEO: Philipp Blom | Conversation #2

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Tue 11.12.18

Understanding the crisis today based on Enlightenment thinkers: that is how you might describe most of historian Philipp Blom’s books. Journalist and philosopher Anna Luyten will join him for a discussion about the journey of the Enlightenment’s rational, emancipated and authentic self. How far has it come?

VIDEO: Ecopolis 2018 - Just Transition

VIDEO: Ecopolis 2018 - Just Transition
VIDEO: Ecopolis 2018 - Just Transition

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Tue 11.12.18

Het kan lukken: de omslag maken naar een samenleving die de grenzen van de planeet respecteert en iedereen ontplooiingskansen biedt. Maar eenvoudig is het niet. Hoe kunnen we een rechtvaardige transitie realiseren in de huidige context van toenemende polarisatie en ongelijkheid? Kunnen we de sociale rechtvaardigheid versterken terwijl we werk maken van ecologische duurzaamheid?
Een videoverslag van Ecopolis 2018.

VIDEO: Bruno Latour

VIDEO: Bruno Latour
VIDEO: Bruno Latour

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Thu 29.11.18

On 24/11 Bruno Latour presented the lecture performance INSIDE together with Frédérique Aït-Touati. Afterwards, he had a conversation with Guy Gypens (Kaaitheater) following the presentation of the Dutch translation of Where to land?

VIDEO: A Philosophers Walk/Talk on the Sublime

Leslie Thornton, Miriam Rasch & Rudi Laermans

VIDEO: A Philosophers Walk/Talk on the Sublime
VIDEO: A Philosophers Walk/Talk on the Sublime

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Tue 27.11.18

The Sublime focus opens with a screening of A Philosophers Walk on the Sublime, a short film by American filmmaker Leslie Thornton. The remarkable landscape of the Swiss Alps inflects Thornton's musings on the sublime, as it may be pursued in nature and photography. The film screening is followed by a conversation on the sublime between philosopher Miriam Rasch and sociologist Rudi Laermans.

Winter Wonders in the city centre

Winter Wonders in the city centre
Winter Wonders in the city centre

Actua

Tue 27.11.18

Winter Wonders will be descending on the centre of Brussels from 24/11 to 31/12. We advise you to leave enough time to get to your performance.

VIDEO: Petra Van Brabandt | to heat by melting

VIDEO: Petra Van Brabandt | to heat by melting
VIDEO: Petra Van Brabandt | to heat by melting

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Fri 23.11.18

What do Cabanel’s Birth of Venus, Klein’s Anthropometry, and Kusama’s Self-Obliteration have in common? According to philosopher Petra Van Brabandt, these artworks deploy a wet aesthetic, which is realized through the perceptual interaction with wetness.

'Wees jezelf!' | Rudi Laermans

Over Rousseau, zelfexpressie en de hedendaagse authenticiteitscultuur

'Wees jezelf!' | Rudi Laermans
'Wees jezelf!' | Rudi Laermans

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Mon 05.11.18

Samen met kunstenaars en denkers zoomt het Kaaitheater tijdens seizoen 2018-2019 in op het hedendaagse verlangen naar authenticiteit. Aan socioloog Rudi Laermans vroegen we om een tekst te schrijven die het begrip authenticiteit belicht vanuit een historisch, sociologisch en filosofisch perspectief.

‘HERE, IN MY CORNER, I’M THE KING’

A conversation with Pepe Elmas Naswa

‘HERE, IN MY CORNER, I’M THE KING’
‘HERE, IN MY CORNER, I’M THE KING’

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Tue 16.10.18

During Connexion BXL, Pepe Elmas Naswa will present the premiere of his fourth creation. In Dans la peau de l’autre (In the Other’s Skin), he casts a spotlight on the potential of a group of ‘forgotten’ Kinshasan youths. A conversation with Pepe Elmas Naswa.

‘Not constantly to do, just to be’

A conversation with Ivana Müller

‘Not constantly to do, just to be’
‘Not constantly to do, just to be’

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Tue 16.10.18

Four wandering travellers penetrate further into the forest and lose their way completely. In Conversation out of place, choreographer Ivana Müller continues her exploration of new ways of dealing with time and imagination: ‘The attempt to collectively slow down time is the most political part of the piece.’ A conversation with Ivana Müller.

VIDEO: Jan Steen - Het zijn in het spelen

VIDEO: Jan Steen - Het zijn in het spelen
VIDEO: Jan Steen - Het zijn in het spelen

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Mon 15.10.18

In this lecture, Jan Steen talks about the interactions between the literal, real presence of the actor and the fictional, created presence of the role. How does the actor relate to the role? How does authenticity interact with alterity? (in Dutch)

VIDEO: Elke Van Campenhout - Authenticity and Spirituality

VIDEO: Elke Van Campenhout - Authenticity and Spirituality
VIDEO: Elke Van Campenhout - Authenticity and Spirituality

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Mon 15.10.18

In this talk, Elke Van Campenhout will speak about authenticity and our constant need to be unique, original, and connected to ourselves. Meandering through spiritual pragmatism, contemporary philosophy, and artistic discourse, she will rethink the boundaries of the authentic.