WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — Within a series of small compositions, bodies are placed and displaced in relation to each other. Playing with weight and balance, they counterbalance and shape the space between them. In the margin of the performance, Wouter Krokaert also shows the visual work that underlies it. What is explored in one area is reinforced and supplemented in another, across the boundaries of disciplines.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
During the last Insight evening, Andros Zins-Browne is opening a one-night exhibition with work by six video artists. They focus on the real versus virtual worlds, and how political leaders use images to manipulate our concepts of freedom.
You see a robot trying to stand upright. It always falls over again, but does not give up. It cheerfully and indefatigably undergoes the process of trial and error, falling over and picking itself up again.
For IN VOID, Kris Verdonck combines a number of existing works with three new installations. Using very old theatre techniques and new multimedia he gives shape to ‘virtual presences’. Together they make up a haunted house where the objects come to life.