Welcome to the Tribunal for Semi-Human Persons!

an interview with Christophe Meierhans

Welcome to the Tribunal for Semi-Human Persons!
Welcome to the Tribunal for Semi-Human Persons!

article

Thu 19.04.18

With Trials of Money, the theatre audience becomes the members of a court of justice prosecuting a thing: money. By questioning witnesses, the spectators are put before the grave responsibility of deciding whether money is guilty or not. Welcome to the Tribunal for Semi-Human Persons!

VIDEO: La Piscine

interview with Geraldine Longueville & Myriam Lefkowitz

VIDEO: La Piscine
VIDEO: La Piscine

Video

Thu 29.03.18

La Piscine is a collective project that gathers different artistic practices and works addressed to a single spectator. Going from a walk with the eyes closed, to a conversation, to a bath, a single spectator and one of the artists will tune to each other to draw a singular path into Les Bains du Centre – at the heart of the Marolles.

VIDEO: On Creativity, Psychiatric Vulnerability, and Madlove

VIDEO: On Creativity, Psychiatric Vulnerability, and Madlove
VIDEO: On Creativity, Psychiatric Vulnerability, and Madlove

Video

Thu 29.03.18

Is there a connection between creative sensibility and psychiatric vulnerability? Are fruitful minds also fragile minds? Psychiatrist Erik Thys gives a keynote lecture, after which he will debate with the vacuum cleaner and Hannah Hull (MadLove) and Inne Goris (Huis).

Vacature Assistent van de Technisch Directeur (M/V/X)

Vacature Assistent van de Technisch Directeur (M/V/X)
Vacature Assistent van de Technisch Directeur (M/V/X)

article

Wed 28.03.18

Het Kaaitheater zoekt een assistent van de technisch directeur voor indiensttreding vanaf 15 augustus 2018.

SE LA FET & STOP RACISME

One Alarm, Many Voices – 6 weken later

SE LA FET & STOP RACISME
SE LA FET & STOP RACISME

Nieuws

Wed 21.03.18

Ondertussen hervatte Globe Aroma haar ongelooflijk belangrijke en pertinente werk voor en met vluchtelingen en andere nieuwkomers. Als je benieuwd bent naar dat werk dan is SE LA FET een heel goede gelegenheid om kennis te maken. Diezelfde dag start om 14:00 aan het Noordstation de betoging STOP RACISME. Ook de Brusselse culturele en sociale organisaties achter One Alarm, Many Voices zullen er in mee stappen.

WoWmen 2018 | Gloria Wekker on White Innocence

WoWmen 2018 | Gloria Wekker on White Innocence
WoWmen 2018 | Gloria Wekker on White Innocence

Video

Fri 09.03.18

Emeritus Professor Gloria Wekker is coming to talk about the profound paradox of places like the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries with a colonial past: the emotion and aggression that race incites among the white population, while at the same time, race and racism seem to be denied. She explains concepts like white innocence, cultural archive, and intersectional feminism with reference to telling current examples.

VIDEO WoWmen 2018 | Zijn seksistische grappen onschuldig?

VIDEO WoWmen 2018 | Zijn seksistische grappen onschuldig?
VIDEO WoWmen 2018 | Zijn seksistische grappen onschuldig?

Video

Thu 08.03.18

In hoeverre zijn seksistische grappen een weerspiegeling van machtsverhoudingen in onze maatschappij? Een straffe schare specialisten gaat op onderzoek tijdens een programma van lezingen, een debat en vooral… veel humor.

VIDEO: Edel Maex & Henk Oosterling

Tussen Oost en West

VIDEO: Edel Maex & Henk Oosterling
VIDEO: Edel Maex & Henk Oosterling

article

Wed 28.02.18

Met je lichaam leren denken vindt in het Westen steeds meer ingang. Het contrast met onze westerse, kritische rationaliteit kan niet groter zijn: is er een brug tussen deze twee uitersten mogelijk? Een gesprek met Edel Maex en Henk Oosterling, gemodereerd door Lisbeth Imbo.

The Development of the Contemporary Dance and Performance Scene in Casablanca

Moussem Cities: Casablanca

The Development of the Contemporary Dance and Performance Scene in Casablanca
The Development of the Contemporary Dance and Performance Scene in Casablanca

Video

Tue 27.02.18

The artists, choreographers and dancers from Moussem Cities: Casablanca engage in a debate on the development of the contemporary dance and performance scene in Casablanca.

Globe Aroma's open brief aan de federale regering

Globe Aroma's open brief aan de federale regering
Globe Aroma's open brief aan de federale regering

article

Mon 19.02.18

Iedereen blijft welkom bij Globe Aroma. De politie en sociale inspectie ook. Maar de veilige context die onze werking tot een voorbeeld van interculturaliteit en artistieke productie maakt, mag niet geschonden worden.

A DENSELY POPULATED NO MAN’S LAND

A DENSELY POPULATED NO MAN’S LAND
A DENSELY POPULATED NO MAN’S LAND

article

Fri 16.02.18

Kaaitheater has collaborated closely with Globe Aroma over the past decade. We co-produced and presented their social-artistic productions, and for the past several years, we have also taken on administrative duties. The raid on Globe Aroma thus touched us very deeply and directly. Our expressions of support are sincere, concrete, and more than anything, a sign that we will pursue our collaboration, and even reinforce it along with several other organizations.

Memorandum: One Alarm, Many Voices

Memorandum: One Alarm, Many Voices
Memorandum: One Alarm, Many Voices

article

Thu 15.02.18

Globe Aroma is an open place in the heart of Brussels where people are welcome, independent of their origin, personal situation or status. On Friday last week, twenty policemen of the federal police barged into Globe Aroma and took away seven artists.
A memorandum for One Alarm, Many Voices.

Police raid at creative safe haven Globe Aroma

Police raid at creative safe haven Globe Aroma
Police raid at creative safe haven Globe Aroma

Nieuws

Sat 10.02.18

"Achter dit menselijk drama schuilt een beleidsmatige anomalie die voor de culturele en socio-culturele sector verregaande gevolgen kan hebben," schrijft Guy Gypens, algemeen directeur van het Kaaitheater. - statement by Guy Gypens, director of Kaaitheater

The Monastery Escapes The Dictatorship Of Critique

A Conversation with Monk Elke Van Campenhout/Elle

The Monastery Escapes The Dictatorship Of Critique
The Monastery Escapes The Dictatorship Of Critique

article

Tue 06.02.18

In this ritual-themed season, Kaaitheater is not only welcoming artists. For example, the spiritual urban community The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios four times. You are invited to discover the monastic life, for one ritual or for an entire day. But what exactly is the monastic life? Time for a profound conversation with monk Elle.

‘CAN WE DANCE IN THIS PLACE? OR FROM THIS PLACE?’

an interview with Laurent Chétouane

‘CAN WE DANCE IN THIS PLACE? OR FROM THIS PLACE?’
‘CAN WE DANCE IN THIS PLACE? OR FROM THIS PLACE?’

article

Thu 01.02.18

An interview with Laurent Chétouane on Out of Joint / Partita 1.

VIDEO: Artist talk with Patrícia Portela

VIDEO: Artist talk with Patrícia Portela
VIDEO: Artist talk with Patrícia Portela

Video

Thu 01.02.18

Patrícia Portela in conversation with Pieter T'Jonck on Parasomnia.

VIDEO: T.J. Demos | Against the Anthropocene

VIDEO: T.J. Demos | Against the Anthropocene
VIDEO: T.J. Demos | Against the Anthropocene

Video

Wed 31.01.18

Drawing on his recently released book, Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today (Sternberg Press), UC Santa Cruz professor and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies T.J. Demos will examine creative models of cultural practice modeling alternatives to the human exceptionalism, anthropocentrism, and technoscientific rationality of the Anthropocene thesis.

Els Dietvorst: 'Ik zoek altijd naar de mens, met zijn dromen en tegenslagen.'

Els Dietvorst: 'Ik zoek altijd naar de mens, met zijn dromen en tegenslagen.'
Els Dietvorst: 'Ik zoek altijd naar de mens, met zijn dromen en tegenslagen.'

article

Fri 19.01.18

Documentairemaakster en beeldend kunstenaar Els Dietvorst woont sinds een vijftal jaar in Ierland. In 2015 maakte ze daar The Rabbit and the Teasel, over het leven van de Ierse boeren. Het werd het eerste luik van een triptiek over de mens-natuur-relatie en onze voedselketen. Met I watched the white dogs of the dawn presenteert ze nu het tweede luik. Ditmaal zijn de Ierse vissers aan de beurt, die het steeds moeilijker trekken onder de Europese quota’s voor visvangst. Een gesprek over een wereld op de helling. Of zoals de schrijver John Berger het zou zeggen: “It is the end of something.”

Performatik 2017 : 'Bodily Attempts at Social Sculpting': a reflection

Performatik 2017 : 'Bodily Attempts at Social Sculpting': a reflection
Performatik 2017 : 'Bodily Attempts at Social Sculpting': a reflection

article

Tue 02.01.18

In this essay, art historian and critic Elize Mazadiego gives an overview of what took place during Performatik17, its interventions and resonances, while also reflecting on the continuities and ruptures.

The city of the Moroccan Dream

MOUSSEM CITIES: CASABLANCA

The city of the Moroccan Dream
The city of the Moroccan Dream

article

Tue 12.12.17

We asked Mohamed Ikoubaân and Cees Vossen – the director and programme director of Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre, respectively – why they decided on Casablanca this year.

‘There’s an overall craving for a feeling of trance’

In conversation with Gisèle Vienne

‘There’s an overall craving for a feeling of trance’
‘There’s an overall craving for a feeling of trance’

article

Tue 12.12.17

For CROWD, French artist and choreographer Gisèle Vienne invited fifteen youngsters to surrender to the techno beats of the 90s. We meet her some weeks before the premiere, to talk about the presentations and representations of violence, Indonesian rituals, and artist-made funerals.

Surviving winter in 2017: how do you cope?

Surviving winter in 2017: how do you cope?
Surviving winter in 2017: how do you cope?

Actua

Thu 07.12.17

In the run-up to the longest night of the year, on 21/12, she initiates an experiment focused on contemporary forms of hibernation. And you can be part of it. How can we reinstate the dark to its essential place? Animals retreat to their dens or caves and eat their food supplies – but how can we as people find a better way to digest this life?

IETM Brussels: Day opening plenary by Eleanor Bauer

IETM Brussels: Day opening plenary by Eleanor Bauer
IETM Brussels: Day opening plenary by Eleanor Bauer

Video

Wed 06.12.17

During the Friday's opening speech of IETM Brussels, Eleanor Bauer talked about "the traumas and ruptures of the post-truth era that are exposing holes in the fabric of our co-constructed realities."

IETM Brussels opening keynote speech

Art in the age of populism

IETM Brussels opening keynote speech
IETM Brussels opening keynote speech

article

Wed 06.12.17

IETM Brussels Plenary Meeting, 23 - 26 November 2017, gathered 837 participants from 46 different countries across the globe to discuss the position of the arts in the age of populism. Watch the video recording of the meeting’s opening keynote speech “Art in the age of populism” by Eric Corijn and read the transcript.