lecture performance

Jonathan Burrows

Rewriting

dance lecture performance

Rewriting
Rewriting

dance

Fri 24.04 - Sat 25.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Of what does the practice of choreographing consist? In Rewriting, Jonathan Burrows attempts – by turns hesitantly and exuberantly – to map out the unknown territory known as choreography. In contrast to the dominant model, which assumes that a successful production is the result of a fixed, predetermined idea, Burrows proposes a practice of a slow, coincidental accumulation of meanings.

Kim & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

lecture performance

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

lecture performance

Sat 07.03.20

On August 3, 2018 Kim Snauwaert and Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert were legally married in the City Hall of Ghent. One of the reasons was for obtaining a residence permit, but mostly with the intention of creating 'a sustainable community living.’ But what does that mean? In this performance the artists talk about their process and reveal their artistic premise.

Sarah Vanhee

collected screams

lecture performance

collected screams
collected screams

lecture performance

Mon 02.03.20

Sarah Vanhee has been conducting research on screaming since 2013. In collected screams, she embodies uttered and unuttered scientific, philosophical, mythological, artistic and political screams. She focuses both on socially accepted and collective screaming, as well as on darker, more intimate variants. She attempts to re-claim screaming as an instrument, as a weapon, as something curative, as relaxation, but also as a means to express pain, excitement, fear, anger, joy or anything inexpressible.

Dieter Lesage

Parliament and the Many

lecture performance

Parliament and the Many
Parliament and the Many

lecture performance

Tue 28.01.20

A phrase is haunting the globe: We are the many. Some may find these words troubling, if not frightening, whereas others see it as most joyful. It probably depends on whether you think of yourself as belonging to the many or not. And what about phrases such as ‘we are the people’ or even ‘we are the 99 %’? In a three hour lecture performance, Dieter Lesage presents the central questions of his upcoming book Parliament and the Many. A Theory of Radical Democracy.

Jérôme Bel

Conférence sur rien (1949)

lecture performance

Conférence sur rien (1949)
Conférence sur rien (1949)

lecture performance

Fri 08.11.19

‘I am here and I have nothing to say.’ These are the words with which John Cage opened his Lecture on Nothing at the New York Artists’ Club in 1949. The text was like a hypnotizing score that mirrored the structure of Cage’s recent musical compositions – including his particular attention to silence. Jérôme Bel is now presenting the lecture in French.

Thomas Ryckewaert

Move 37

lecture performance

Move 37
Move 37

lecture performance

Tue 22.10.19

For his lecture-performance Move 37, Thomas Ryckewaert researched artificial intelligence and cosmology. Along with cosmologist Thomas Hertog (KU Leuven), he explores ways of uncovering the radically strange. We run up against the boundaries of our knowledge when we hear Hertog’s cosmological insights and that is an alienating but also humbling experience.

Elly Van Eeghem

(Dis)placed Interventions

lecture performance

(Dis)placed Interventions
(Dis)placed Interventions

lecture performance

Sat 14.09.19

In (Dis)placed interventions, Elly Van Eeghem stimulates your imagination with video footage, voice recordings, music, and colourful projections. She collected all this material over the past several years in various neighbourhoods in Ghent, Paris, Berlin and Montreal. Join her on this trip to what a city is and can be – and be amazed, confused and inspired by the spaces that we share with one another.