PERFORMATIK 2015 - For twelve days pianist and conductor Marino Formenti retreats into the Zsenne art lab. He lives and sleeps, eats and plays there the whole day, while music and silence alternate, and time and space flow into one.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In her work Grace Schwindt often deals with historical events and social relations. She also interweaves fiction and non-fiction. For Performatik 2015, Argos has selected recent works from their collection, which will be shown at their exhibition space. The new film Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society will be premiered at the Kaaistudios.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - The French-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg presents her first major theatre performance, a piece sung by five actors and the Brussels Brecht-Eisler Chorus, a sort of ‘re-enactment’ of the celebrations of the Saint-Simonists in Paris between 1832 and 1835.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Feel free to join one of the many salons where we reflect on the dialogue between performance arts and visual art, together with curators, artists and critics. In this opening salon, academic Shannon Jackson (UC Berkeley) and curator Hendrik Folkerts (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Documenta 14) talk to art critic Pieter T'Jonck.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Double meanings, humour and crossing borders are characteristic of the work of visual artist Benoît Félix. During Performatik he shows seven video performances. In them he plays the role of someone who makes or draws something; he then shows how the object or drawing goes its own way, independently of its creator.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Can a piece of choreography be executed in the same form, time, space and conditions of an exhibition? Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines Vortex Temporum for the radically different conditions of a museal space, i.e. WIELS. She rethinks the performance as a nine weeks long exhibition, continuously performed during regular opening hours.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Conversation with Ulla von Brandenburg, Joachim Saxenborn, Béatrice Balcou and Karel Vanhaesebrouck (moderator).
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Marthe Ramm Fortun selects several portraits from three Bozar exhibitions and invites you to reinterpret them in her conversation performances. She looks for people and paintings that transcend their time or medium to connect with our current time.
PERFORMATIK 2015 DOUBLE BILL - Body Not Fit For Purpose is the first overtly political work of choreographer Jonathan Burrows and musician Matteo Fargion. Its starting point is the uselessness of dancing to express anything of any real concern and at the same time the inherent, gloriously foolish radicality of the attempt. With sequenza, artist Manon de Boer and violinist and composer George van Dam present a programme of live performances and films around four compositions for solo violin
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Conversation with Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, Manon de Boer & George Van Dam in a relaxed atmosphere. Moderator: Pieter Van Bogaert.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In Bozar Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker exhibits drawings: geometric basic patterns of her choreographic work, from Fase (1982) to Vortex Temporum (2013).
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Conversation with Esther Ferrer, Emilio López-Menchero, Bouillon Group, Germaine Kruip, Marthe Ramm Fortun & Shannon Jackson. Moderator: tbc
PERFORMATIK 2015 - The French artist Béatrice Balcou has been working on a series called Untitled Ceremonies since 2013. In response to our fast-paced world, the ceremonies introduce a muted spotlight on art. By slowly revealing, looking at and contextualising one single artwork, the artist invites us to take our time.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Visual artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx ventures into new territory and creates an ‘all-round show’ in which she draws from her vast archive. A part of that archive – images she uses to ‘theatricalise’ the world – was the basis of her impressive solo exhibition in WIELS.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Each religion has ritual movement. Centuries ago believers knew their spiritual purpose, but nowadays these gestures have often become automatic and meaningless. The Bouillon Group’s aim is to understand the movements of three religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism – the three dominant religions in Georgia.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - The CENTRALE presents an exhibition of the Spanish-Brussels artist Emilio López-Menchero, which includes a work by Esther Ferrer, a pioneer of performance art. Together they take the streets for the performance Se hace camino al andar. Emilio López-Menchero also presents his solo performance Claquettes.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Xavier Le Roy in conversation, moderated by Elena Filipovic.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - The French set designer and artist Gaëtan Rusquet has three performers put up a construction. Even as they build it, they have to struggle against its disintegration. This is a journey through the history of a city.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki, masters of mysterious performances in everyday locations, continue to explore space and how it affects our body and our perception. To this end they use a structure of moveable objects. The spectator goes on a journey in his imagination and is perfectly prepared to encounter a certain ‘objecthood’.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Conversation with Gaetan Rusquet, Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki, Collective (3), Christian Bakalov and Marnix Rummens (moderator).
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In ||| (1) three artists have their own way of dealing with structures. They focus on movement, sound and image and look for the moment at which their actions coincide, run in synchronicity or are phased.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In his new production Xavier Le Roy creates three situations that make the relationship between the audience and actors less straightforward. The three parts – a lecture, a performance and a concert – are controlled by the loss of a protagonist. The actors and spectators mourn together and this leads to inventions and strange situations…
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Conversation with Xavier Le Roy, Benoît Félix & Miki Yui. Moderator: tbc
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Discover photos and video work by artist in residence Ivo Dimchev before and after the performances at Kaaitheater.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Music studio Q-O2 presents three Japanese artists, all of whom work around and with (kinetic) objects and spatial observation. Three performances in which the little things take centre stage.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In this new film Grace Schwindt evokes discussions that she witnessed in her youth in Frankfurt, while growing up in a left-wing environment. The text, which is variously incorporated in the film, is based on an interview with an activist from the 1960s and 1970s student movement.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Dancer and choreographer Philipp Gehmacher is a familiar guest at the Kaaitheater, from his collaboration with among others Meg Stuart and with his own creations. He introduces my shapes, your words, their grey as an exhibition of a visual and choreographic movement that infects the language of objects with the language of the body and linguistic language and that takes place in the medium of grey, in which all colours vibrate.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Conversation with Philip gehmacher, Grace Schwindt and Victor Wang (moderator).
PERFORMATIK 2015 - A poetic performance about the complex relationship between man and nature. And a meeting between the special language of movement of the Icelandic dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir (P.A.R.T.S., 2011), the work of the French visual artist Noémie Goudal, who combines illusion, stage design and photography to create surreal landscapes, and the Icelandic musician Borko.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Conversation with Karel Verhoeven, Yannick Franck, Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Noémie Goudal and Tom Bonte (moderator).
PERFORMATIK 2015 - With their ritual, circular movements dancing dervishes (Sufi Muslims) attempt to reach a state of religious transcendence. For A Possibility of an Abstraction: Square Dance Germaine Kruip asked the dervishes to break through the circle and introduce square patterns into the dance ritual.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In the first production of his own, Christian Bakalov (known for his work with Jan Fabre, Ivo Dimchev, Jérôme Bel and others) takes you on an anonymous journey in the dark, a place where boundaries are undefined. BRIGHT flirts with the near-darkness and sharpens your senses. Phosphorescent delusions/images stimulate your imagination.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - The artists from the Brussels organisation w wh at* examine various artistic practices in this workshop for children (from 10 years upwards). Using various objects, your own body and examples of contemporary art, we create a new image, paying particular attention to the position of the body, to moving and standing still, the relationship to space and the relationship between body, space, object and audience.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Serpentine Galleries London and internationally renowned curator, will talk to arts critic Piter T'Jonck about his experience with curating live art.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - In his performances, the performer and singer Ivo Dimchev moves smoothly from one mood to the next, from rock star to prima donna. In Operville he develops his own version of the concept of opera. Expect vocal improvisation based on classical music, with several vocalists and performers on stage.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Join us for the closing party of Performatik.
PERFORMATIK 2015 - Art and literature were frequently partners in crime, especially in the avant-garde movements, but they now seem to have gone their separate ways. Is there still some common ground? Gilles Collard (Pylône) discusses this with curator Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries Londen and author of The Interview Project) and Donatien Grau (Oxford University and author of The Age of Creation).