Dancing with the sand and creating on the beach. That is Dansand!, the modern dance festival staged on Ostend beach. For the third festival, the VRIJSTAAT O Arts Centre, in collaboration with the Kaaitheater, will be bringing the best of modern dance to Ostend.
Opening Night - openingsavond met o.a. Damien Chivialle, Annemie Maes, Els Dietvorst & Voorraad BRXL Réserve (expo), Anna Mendelssohn (performance) en Carolyn Steel (gesprek)
Every six months, Workspacebrussels runs a Working Title Platform, giving the resident artists the chance to showcase their work. The platform is not about performing finished pieces, but about showing work in progress. In the Kaaistudio's, Alma Söderberg, Dolores Hulan and Manon Santkin & Leslie Mannés are presenting showings of their work. Sarma is setting up a salon with Jennifer Lacey.
The FoAM urban laboratory in Brussels is researching how people and plants can live and work together to create a healthy environment. Their Resilients Salon is a relaxed event with thematically linked food and drink open to everyone. Entry is payable by tomato, home grown or otherwise. The tomatoes will be made into a tasty soup.
Video programme, before & after the performances. Free entrance.
Rivers are lifelines, sometimes open sewers, sometimes national borders… What is life like on and beside rivers? To find out, the artist’s co-operative Time’s Up, along with a number of colleagues, travelled along the Murray (Australia), the Danube and several Belgian canals.
The documentary-maker and artist Els Dietvorst recently moved from Brussels to Ireland. From a sheep farm in Duncormick she is working on a film project and you can keep up with how it's going on her website. At Burning Ice # 5 she will be showing her website-in-progress.
The artist Annemie Maes has installed ten beehives in two roof gardens in Brussels’ canal zone – there is now a beehive on the Kaaitheater roof as well. A small exhibition highlights the results of her research.
It’s the latest trend: producing food in the middle of the city. The aim of Voorraad BRXL Réserve is to demonstrate that urban farming in Brussels is alive and has potential. Each day one of several existing initiatives will introduce itself and offer products to taste.
The French designer Damien Chivalle has put a greenhouse on top of a container housing an aquarium with fish. Their water and faeces feeds the plants in the greenhouse, which in turn purifie the water, which is then returned to the aquarium. The result: a self-regulating city-farm the size of a parking space. On display in Paris, Lisbon, Zürich and Brussels.