If you would like to learn more about performance art before you venture into the Performatik festival, you can take our four-part course entitled What is Performance Art? On the usefulness or pointlessness of the collective term ‘performance’. On performance past and present, in art and the performing arts.
For the third Night of Brussels Knowledge, the Brussels Studies Institute will once again bring together dozens of researchers and philosophers to share their knowledge of Brussels with you. The central theme this time is: sustainable urban development. There will be witty presentations and lively discussions interspersed with short performances by Brussels artists.
‘If cure is a choice, why not make it while sitting in the theatre?' Ivo Dimchev is an exuberant and charismatic performer who constantly tests the limits, including the system to which he himself belongs. In I-Cure he promises to solve both your physical and psychological problems.
From 2000 to 2005 Walter Hus composed his 24 Preludes and Fugues: six for solo piano and eighteen for two pianos. He played them at the Kaaistudios, together with the American pianist and composer Frederic Rzewski. Now, almost ten years later, Hus and Rzewski will be performing a selection from Hus’ Preludes and Fugues and Rzewski’s Winsboro Cotton Mill Blues.
Pharmakon - On the first day we open up the notion of ‘pharmakon’ through dialogues, discussions and bodywork. Bernard Stiegler addresses his notions of ‘savoir faire’ and ‘savoir vivre’ out of a contemporary understanding of how we ‘technologize’ our lives.