Sat 16 December 2017

17:00

Kaaistudio's

T.J. Demos

Against the Anthropocene

talk

Against the Anthropocene
Against the Anthropocene

T.J. Demos examines creative models of cultural practice modeling alternatives to the human exceptionalism, anthropocentrism, and technoscientific rationality of the Anthropocene thesis.

19:00

Kaaistudio's

David Weber-Krebs

The Guardians of Sleep

performance

The Guardians of Sleep
The Guardians of Sleep

What happens exactly when we fall asleep? What is it like to be a viewer watching other people fall asleep in a theatre, to witness this most intimate act? The Guardians of Sleep is a collective attempt to withdraw in a world that is always ‘switched on’ – and where an ‘off’ button simply doesn’t seem to exist.

20:30

Kaaitheater

Jérôme Bel

Gala

dance

Gala
Gala

(Re)discover Jérôme Bel’s declaration of love to the performing arts! A colourful mix of dance lovers and professional dancers from diverse genres and cultures perform a veritable New Year’s gala. Feeling the winter blues? Come to Gala!

21:00

Kaaistudio's

David Weber-Krebs

The Guardians of Sleep

performance

The Guardians of Sleep
The Guardians of Sleep

What happens exactly when we fall asleep? What is it like to be a viewer watching other people fall asleep in a theatre, to witness this most intimate act? The Guardians of Sleep is a collective attempt to withdraw in a world that is always ‘switched on’ – and where an ‘off’ button simply doesn’t seem to exist.

Sun 17 December 2017

15:00

Kaaitheater

Jérôme Bel

Gala

dance

Gala
Gala

(Re)discover Jérôme Bel’s declaration of love to the performing arts! A colourful mix of dance lovers and professional dancers from diverse genres and cultures perform a veritable New Year’s gala. Feeling the winter blues? Come to Gala!

15:30

Kaaitheater

Matinee Kadee

Young circus performers (0-12 years old)

workshop

Young circus performers (0-12 years old)
Young circus performers (0-12 years old)

Circus Zonder Handen is the leading socially inclusive circus school in Brussels. During this acrobatic workshop, the children will learn how to juggle, spin plates, throw a diabolo, and barrel-walk.

Mon 18 December 2017

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Isabella Gresser

Fatigue Society: Byung-Chul Han in Seoul/Berlin

film talk

Fatigue Society: Byung-Chul Han in Seoul/Berlin
Fatigue Society: Byung-Chul Han in Seoul/Berlin

This essay film about philosopher Byung-Chul Han encircles the phenomenon of fatigue in our capitalistic societies – and its associated symptoms, such as depression and burnout. Following the screening of the film, Bieke Purnelle will moderate a debate with Ignaas Devisch, Valentine Kempynck, David Weber-Krebs and Patrícia Portela.

Tue 19 December 2017

17:00

Kaaistudio's

Patrícia Portela

Parasomnia

exhibition installation

Parasomnia
Parasomnia

What does it mean to abandon yourself to sleep in a society which considers it to be an inevitable illness? Patrícia Portela invites you to an installation of four rooms, which you walk through one by one. You pass a series of paintings, images that pass you by almost unnoticed. While listening to 1001 stories, you are enticed to fall asleep – or perhaps to wake up.

Wed 20 December 2017

17:00

Kaaistudio's

Patrícia Portela

Parasomnia

exhibition installation

Parasomnia
Parasomnia

What does it mean to abandon yourself to sleep in a society which considers it to be an inevitable illness? Patrícia Portela invites you to an installation of four rooms, which you walk through one by one. You pass a series of paintings, images that pass you by almost unnoticed. While listening to 1001 stories, you are enticed to fall asleep – or perhaps to wake up.

20:30

Kaaitheater

de KOE

HelloGoodbye

theatre

HelloGoodbye
HelloGoodbye

De KOE has unfinished business with the in-between. They perform a selection of arrival and departure scenes from Russian and Western literature, and supplement them with their own texts. Eight actors perform 35 characters who enter and leave in a symbiosis of welcoming and parting ceremonies. Because nobody stays.

Thu 21 December 2017

06:00

Kaaistudio's

The Monastery

A-LIFE

ritual

A-LIFE
A-LIFE

In the whirlwind of work, relationships, deadlines and discussions, we sometimes get distracted from the most important things in life: feeling alive and being conscious of our entire being and everything around you. The Monastery is an experimental spiritual urban community that aims to do exactly that: by performing daily rituals and making every action an intense experience.

17:00

Kaaistudio's

Valentine Kempynck

WINTER:SLEEP

brainstorm

WINTER:SLEEP
WINTER:SLEEP

Valentine Kempynck invites you to a brainstorm session about contemporary forms of hibernation. An animal crawls into its cave and eats its stored food – but what about humans in 2017? How can we slow down and digest as a society? Can we reinstate darkness in the role it needs and deserves?

18:00

Kaaistudio's

Patrícia Portela

Parasomnia

exhibition installation

Parasomnia
Parasomnia

What does it mean to abandon yourself to sleep in a society which considers it to be an inevitable illness? Patrícia Portela invites you to an installation of four rooms, which you walk through one by one. You pass a series of paintings, images that pass you by almost unnoticed. While listening to 1001 stories, you are enticed to fall asleep – or perhaps to wake up.

19:00

Kaaistudio's

Nathalie Pattyn

Light and Dark

talk

Light and Dark
Light and Dark

Nathalie Pattyn researches the influence of light and dark on the quality of sleep. She spent long research periods on Antarctica during the summer, with almost permanent sunlight, and during the winter, when the sun never rises. She discusses physical reactions to the presence or absence of light, and the influence of our biological clock on sleep patterns.

20:30

Kaaitheater

de KOE

HelloGoodbye

theatre

HelloGoodbye
HelloGoodbye

De KOE has unfinished business with the in-between. They perform a selection of arrival and departure scenes from Russian and Western literature, and supplement them with their own texts. Eight actors perform 35 characters who enter and leave in a symbiosis of welcoming and parting ceremonies. Because nobody stays.

21:00

Kaaistudio's

Patrícia Portela

Parasomnia - Late Night

exhibition talk

Parasomnia - Late Night
Parasomnia - Late Night

What does it mean to abandon yourself to sleep in a society which considers it to be an inevitable illness? Patrícia Portela invites you to an installation of four rooms, which you walk through one by one. Chef Annick Gernaey prepares a 'sleeping supper' and Antarctica researcher Nathalie Pattyn (VUB) discusses the influence of light and dark on the quality of sleep.