Wed 29 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.

10:00

ZSenne artlab

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. This time he sets up his first long durational performance at ZSenne artlab. For six days, he explores seven of his favorite creative activities. Pay Ivo a visit and witness his fourteen-hours performance laboratory. 

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Feiko Beckers

The understanding of nonsense

exhibition

The understanding of nonsense
The understanding of nonsense

Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.

16:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

18:00

Kaaistudio's

Filip Berte

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

lecture performance exhibition

Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 
Un-Home / Moving Stones - Momentum #3 

Filip Berte’s current project focuses on the mechanism of inclusion and exclusion of uninvited newcomers in Western society. With the use of a camera obscura and a hidden digital camera, he installed a critical ‘moment of auto-reflection’ in several asylum centers. During Performatik he initiates a new phase of the project in an asylum center in Brussels

18:00

Kaaistudio's

Laure Prouvost

Ho What A Cake

installation

Ho What A Cake
Ho What A Cake

Laure Prouvost’s single sculpture piece Ho What A Cake is continuously displayed through the festival. The loaf of bread daubed with blue paint that was created during a performative dinner, and comes to life through light and sound.

19:00

Kaaistudio's

Mette Edvardsen

oslo

performance

oslo
oslo

In her new solo – and anagram – oslo, Mette Edvardsen once again plays with language, time and space. She extends the concept of the solo into the entire theatre space, where thoughts, words, things and actions multiply.

20:30

Kaaitheater

Rabih Mroué & Hito Steyerl

Probable Title: Zero Probability

lecture performance

Probable Title: Zero Probability
Probable Title: Zero Probability

In this lecture performance, Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl examine probability. Steyerl gets caught up in quantum superposition, while Mroué consults his father about mathematical calculations. They come across ‘zero probability’: a space in which everything is possible but nothing can be explained.

22:00

Kaaitheater

Hito Steyerl & Rabih Mroué

Salon #5: Different practices, common grounds

talk

Salon #5: Different practices, common grounds
Salon #5: Different practices, common grounds

Filmmaker Hito Steyerl and theatre director Rabih Mroué will engage in a conversation about their artistic cooperation. The common ground of their practices is the idea of storytelling as a way of exposing (political) fictions in society and bringing them back to the domain of art.

Thu 30 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.

10:00

ZSenne artlab

Ivo Dimchev & guests

Avoiding deLIFEath

performance

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. This time he sets up his first long durational performance at ZSenne artlab. For six days, he explores seven of his favorite creative activities. Pay Ivo a visit and witness his fourteen-hours performance laboratory. 

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Feiko Beckers

The understanding of nonsense

exhibition

The understanding of nonsense
The understanding of nonsense

Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.

13:00

Kaaistudio's

Laure Prouvost

Ho What A Cake

installation

Ho What A Cake
Ho What A Cake

Laure Prouvost’s single sculpture piece Ho What A Cake is continuously displayed through the festival. The loaf of bread daubed with blue paint that was created during a performative dinner, and comes to life through light and sound.

14:00

Kaaistudio's

Salon XL: Loïe Fuller – Unraveling an Icon

talk

Salon XL: Loïe Fuller – Unraveling an Icon
Salon XL: Loïe Fuller – Unraveling an Icon

American dancer and choreographer Loïe Fuller was a pioneer of modern dance and theatre technique. This Salon XL brings together researchers and artists to unravel her multi-layered personality and to sketch her influence and legacy on contemporary performance artists, such as Ola Maciejewska and Trajal Harrell.

16:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

18:30

CC Strombeek

Mario Merz

Il Numero Ingressa (come) i frutti

exhibition

Il Numero Ingressa (come) i frutti
Il Numero Ingressa (come) i frutti

Key figure in the Arte Povera movement Mario Merz became fascinated by the famous Fibonacci sequence in the 1970s. He translated the series into spiralling forms, igloos, and compositions with tables. CC Strombeek is exhibiting the title page and three images of such a table design.

20:30

CC Strombeek

Maarten Seghers

O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O

performance music

O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O
O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O

Maarten Seghers looks for a confrontation with the artists, musicians and dancers Fritz Welch, Simon Lenski, Nicolas Field and Mohamed Toukabri, for whom he wrote an invocatory song about the noisiness of comforting.

20:30

Decoratelier: Rue de Liverpoolstraat 24 (1080 Brussels)

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists of Damaged Goods set up camp in a former factory in Molenbeek – housing the Decoratelier of scenographer Jozef Wouters – to formulate some physical answers to these questions.

Fri 31 March 2017

10:00

Muntplein / Place de la Monnaie

Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

Maarten Vanden Eynde and Alioum Moussa are building a two-part mobile structure, of which one side is the other’s opposite. During Performatik17 they set up shop at Place de la Monnaie, where you are invited to visit them – in pairs – for a discussion about dependence and independence.

10:00

BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

Yves Klein

Theatre of the Void

exhibition

Theatre of the Void
Theatre of the Void

With his visual art and spectacular performances, Yves Klein was the precursor to the happening and to body art. In this exhibition you become acquainted with his oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely exhibited visual works.

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Feiko Beckers

The understanding of nonsense

exhibition

The understanding of nonsense
The understanding of nonsense

Feiko Beckers builds pile dwellings in the white foyer of the Beursschouwburg. Inside, he presents sculptures, films, texts, and performances. Each work offers a solution for an apparently trivial problem, but all these attempts fail miserably.

12:00

Beursschouwburg

Ant Hampton

Someone Else

performance

Someone Else
Someone Else

Ant Hampton decided to step outside the building and beyond the comfort zone of an autonomous art practice, opting instead for an aim of real consquence via a clear demand: break your bubble. This performance-as-assignment for two, gently reveals itself as an urgent and vibrant challenge to audience, artist and art-centre.

12:00

Muntpunt

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

17:00

BRONKS

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

With In Many Hands, McIntosh dives into a tactile and multi-sensory world. She invites you to test, touch, listen and smell. She turns her back on the stage and opts for a series of sensory ‘situations’ which give you free rein to experiment. Take your time to explore and follow your nose!

19:00

Kaaitheater

Trajal Harrell

CAEN AMOUR

dance performance

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

Trajal Harrell explores a moment in dance history when female artists presented performances on the boundary between entertainment, erotic dancing, and early experiments in modern dance. CAEN AMOUR is structured as a hoochie coochie show. With a seductive performance, scantily dressed ‘hoochies’ lure you around to the backstage area, to reveal the festivities on the ‘coochie’ side.

20:30

BRONKS

Kate McIntosh

In Many Hands

performance

In Many Hands
In Many Hands

With In Many Hands, McIntosh dives into a tactile and multi-sensory world. She invites you to test, touch, listen and smell. She turns her back on the stage and opts for a series of sensory ‘situations’ which give you free rein to experiment. Take your time to explore and follow your nose!

20:30

Q-O2

Romy Rüegger & Deena Abdelwahed

The personal and the political

music performance

The personal and the political
The personal and the political

In their performances, author and artist Romy Rüegger and electronic music performer Deena Abdelwahed reflect on ways of personal entanglement with the world and its politics, including the interpretation of history as part of the present.

20:45

Kaaitheater

Felix Ott & Bahar Temiz

C & P on Mars

performance

C & P on Mars
C & P on Mars

Choreographers Felix Mathias Ott and Bahar Temiz are fascinated by a movement language that shifts between intimacy and sheer violence. How does a performance creates its own stage, its own beginning, its own onlookers on the verge between violence and tenderness

21:00

Decoratelier: Rue de Liverpoolstraat 24 (1080 Brussels)

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists of Damaged Goods set up camp in a former factory in Molenbeek – housing the Decoratelier of scenographer Jozef Wouters – to formulate some physical answers to these questions.

21:00

Kaaitheater

Trajal Harrell

CAEN AMOUR

dance performance

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

Trajal Harrell explores a moment in dance history when female artists presented performances on the boundary between entertainment, erotic dancing, and early experiments in modern dance. CAEN AMOUR is structured as a hoochie coochie show. With a seductive performance, scantily dressed ‘hoochies’ lure you around to the backstage area, to reveal the festivities on the ‘coochie’ side.

21:00

Beursschouwburg

Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert

Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?

performance

Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?
Don't we deserve grand human projects that give us meaning?

How should we deal with the universal human urge to be part of a greater whole? In a stylized, atomic universe, Frank&Robbert discover the laws of duality, beauty, and magnetism.