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Sarah Vanhee

words service

at Kortrijk library

Is there something you want to say or write 

but can’t find the words?

Then visit words service.

The words provider will lend you a listening ear. words service is happy to help you with matters of head, heart and soul for which you need words. Communication is precious. Various writings are created with care and precision, in consultation, within a discreet, poetic setting. words service can be visited weekly at a fixed location in the city, for several months. The service is free and publicly accessible, with or without an appointment. Multiple languages are available. 

At the end of each writing

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Nikima Jagudajev

Basically

Beyond the Black Box Festival

Basically is an ongoing live project by Nikima Jagudajev. It is a process based body of work that transforms with each iteration. It has taken the form of a two day durational performance, a recording studio, a residency, a schoolyard, a picnic on the beach and a six month exhibition. With each invitation, not only does the context change but so does the content as new collaborators with new input are invited into the process. Jagudajev is interested in social forms; social relations

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En reconnaissance merges choreography and sound in a performance that creates a space to experiment with what separates, links and moves us. Giving room to what is present, to every thing that is present without establishing a hierarchy between what is considered human and non-human. En reconnaissance examines the matter and what animates it, and tries to make perceptible the links between the visible and the invisible.

In this new creation, Gaëtan Rusquet seeks to question the way we situate ourselves in relation to the other, to the group and our milieu. En reconnaissance is an attempt to ritualise our desires for connection and detachment. It investigates our dynamics of participation and rejection by proposing a space where the political and the intimate meet.

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Sarah Vanhee

words service

at AZ Oostende

Weekly on Wednesdays

Is there something you want to say or write 

but can’t find the words?

Then visit words service.

The words provider will lend you a listening ear. words service is happy to help you with matters of head, heart and soul for which you need words. Communication is precious. Various writings are created with care and precision, in consultation, within a discreet, poetic setting. words service can be visited weekly at a fixed location in the city, for several months. The service is free and publicly accessible, with or without an appointment. Multiple languages are available. 

At the end of each writing

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An immersion in the cracks, the non-productivity, and transcendence of the geological base of Brussels

Since 2021, Paula Almiron and Wouter De Raeve have been working in the Northern Quarter in Brussels on the choreographic research project I Build My Language With Rocks; a critical reading of top-down movements (large-scale urban plans), with a focus on the local movements in the neighbourhood. The notion of the swamp – one of the first forms of life buried under the asphalt in order for the city to be written – functions as

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Nikima Jagudajev

Basically

in collaboration with Dansens Hus

Exhibition format

Basically is an ongoing live project by Nikima Jagudajev. It is a process based body of work that transforms with each iteration. It has taken the form of a two day durational performance, a recording studio, a residency, a schoolyard, a picnic on the beach and a six month exhibition. With each invitation, not only does the context change but so does the content as new collaborators with new input are invited into the process. Jagudajev is interested in social forms; social relations

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In this promenade performance incorporating dance, immersive choreography, sculpture and sound art, Vera Tussing and collaborators ask: What comes before touch?

Our sense of touch is interwoven with desire, fear, disgust, comfort, pleasure, danger. Tactility is by definition a complex phenomenon, defining our relations with each other and the world – but so often going unexamined. Because it’s so loaded with meaning, touch requires careful negotiation. And because everyone comes with their own history of touch – which can include training, practice, memory, and trauma – the ‘before’ of touch needs to be always lived afresh, carefully considered and reconsidered with each new encounter.

In a show consisting of

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Sarah Vanhee

words service

Memento Literatuur Festival

public presentation

Is there something you want to say or write 

but can’t find the words?

Then visit words service.

The words provider will lend you a listening ear. words service is happy to help you with matters of head, heart and soul for which you need words. Communication is precious. Various writings are created with care and precision, in consultation, within a discreet, poetic setting. words service can be visited weekly at a fixed location in the city, for several months. The service is free and publicly accessible, with or without an appointment. Multiple languages are available. 

At the end of each writing

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In the performance Record, a choir of young people sings sitting on a ledge, a window, a balcony, a place on the border between the intimate space of a home and public space. The song composition is a text resulting from the exchange, confession, declaration of a hikikomori, with whom the artist has been in touch for more than a year. 

Hikikomori is the Japanese term that describes a social pathology that leads some people, especially young people from adolescence onward, to refuse contact with the outside world and thus remain, in their room, within the walls of their home. The phenomenon of social withdrawal has now spread throughout the Western world, with a worryingly growing number of young people locking themselves in their rooms. An absence of contact whose effects we have all experienced during the lockdowns of the past few years, but

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How does a river flow and weave alliances between humans and other-than-humans? Do we need other ways of rendering care and enacting justice for the SZenne River? How do we co-create a living bill as a legitimate gesture of care with SZenne river and its allies?

STILL HERE – An alliance of care for the SZenne river is a new study case of Natural Contract Lab (NCL). A long-term artistic commitment between 2023-26 will enable the growing of a systemic relationship with the river’s ecosystem and local communities to weave an alliance of SZenne guardians with the ambition to co- create a Living Bill for the SZenne as an attempt for its legal recognition in the Belgian constitution. The project takes place across Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders – from

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Sarah Vanhee

words service

in collab with De Markten

Is there something you want to say or write 

but can’t find the words?

Then visit words service.

The words provider will lend you a listening ear. words service is happy to help you with matters of head, heart and soul for which you need words. Communication is precious. Various writings are created with care and precision, in consultation, within a discreet, poetic setting. words service can be visited weekly at a fixed location in the city, for several months. The service is free and publicly accessible, with or without an appointment. Multiple languages are available. 

At the end of each writing

...

How does a river flow and weave alliances between humans and other-than-humans? Do we need other ways of rendering care and enacting justice for the SZenne River? How do we co-create a living bill as a legitimate gesture of care with SZenne river and its allies?

STILL HERE – An alliance of care for the SZenne river is a new study case of Natural Contract Lab (NCL). A long-term artistic commitment between 2023-26 will enable the growing of a systemic relationship with the river’s ecosystem and local communities to weave an alliance of SZenne guardians with the ambition to co- create a Living Bill for the SZenne as an attempt for its legal recognition in the Belgian constitution. The project takes place across Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders – from

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In Tactile Quartet(s), Vera Tussing builds on her longstanding choreographic practice in exploring the sensory potentialities of the audience. The piece puts the string quartet Quatuor MP4 in communication with a quartet of dancers – Yoh Morishita, Zoltán Vakulya, Esse Vanderbruggen, Vera Tussing – inviting the audience into a deeply layered and multi-sensory encounter between movement and sound.

What happens when we take the movements of a string quartet seriously as a choreography, and dance along? The four musicians play passages from canonical works by Franz Schubert and Florence Price, as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Michael Picknett, and Caroline Shaw. As they play, the musicians engage in one-on-one tactile encounters with the audience, creating physical interaction. Everything arises from touch – a bow on a string, an arm on a shoulder, an acoustic sensation on your skin.

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How does a river flow and weave alliances between humans and other-than-humans? Do we need other ways of rendering care and enacting justice for the SZenne River? How do we co-create a living bill as a legitimate gesture of care with SZenne river and its allies?

STILL HERE – An alliance of care for the SZenne river is a new study case of Natural Contract Lab (NCL). A long-term artistic commitment between 2023-26 will enable the growing of a systemic relationship with the river’s ecosystem and local communities to weave an alliance of SZenne guardians with the ambition to co- create a Living Bill for the SZenne as an attempt for its legal recognition in the Belgian constitution. The project takes place across Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders – from

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Imagine a sci-fi world shaped by the musical genre of reggaeton, the urban dance perreo, the linguistic experience of accessing everyday life through a limited understanding of English, and the historical connection of Central America with the export of exotic fruits. 

This is the world that Flesh can’t can’  t  not’t ‘tis flesh h… invokes, a multimedia performance that mixes live music, projection of text, dance and sculpture. Two burning bodies guide us through the landscapes of a foreign world, to explore the bittersweet ventures of the Global South-Global North migration, and to trace part of the queer histories found in the Central American region.

Listen to Mario’s playlist here!

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Imagine a sci-fi world shaped by the musical genre of reggaeton, the urban dance perreo, the linguistic experience of accessing everyday life through a limited understanding of English, and the historical connection of Central America with the export of exotic fruits. 

This is the world that Flesh can’t can’  t  not’t ‘tis flesh h… invokes, a multimedia performance that mixes live music, projection of text, dance and sculpture. Two burning bodies guide us through the landscapes of a foreign world, to explore the bittersweet ventures of the Global South-Global North migration, and to trace part of the queer histories found in the Central American region.

Listen to Mario’s playlist here!

...

How does a river flow and weave alliances between humans and other-than-humans? Do we need other ways of rendering care and enacting justice for the SZenne River? How do we co-create a living bill as a legitimate gesture of care with SZenne river and its allies?

STILL HERE – An alliance of care for the SZenne river is a new study case of Natural Contract Lab (NCL). A long-term artistic commitment between 2023-26 will enable the growing of a systemic relationship with the river’s ecosystem and local communities to weave an alliance of SZenne guardians with the ambition to co- create a Living Bill for the SZenne as an attempt for its legal recognition in the Belgian constitution. The project takes place across Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders – from

...

In this promenade performance incorporating dance, immersive choreography, sculpture and sound art, Vera Tussing and collaborators ask: What comes before touch?

Our sense of touch is interwoven with desire, fear, disgust, comfort, pleasure, danger. Tactility is by definition a complex phenomenon, defining our relations with each other and the world – but so often going unexamined. Because it’s so loaded with meaning, touch requires careful negotiation. And because everyone comes with their own history of touch – which can include training, practice, memory, and trauma – the ‘before’ of touch needs to be always lived afresh, carefully considered and reconsidered with each new encounter.

In a show consisting of

...

In the performance Record, a choir of young people sings sitting on a ledge, a window, a balcony, a place on the border between the intimate space of a home and public space. The song composition is a text resulting from the exchange, confession, declaration of a hikikomori, with whom the artist has been in touch for more than a year. 

Hikikomori is the Japanese term that describes a social pathology that leads some people, especially young people from adolescence onward, to refuse contact with the outside world and thus remain, in their room, within the walls of their home. The phenomenon of social withdrawal has now spread throughout the Western world, with a worryingly growing number of young people locking themselves in their rooms. An absence of contact whose effects we have all experienced during the lockdowns of the past few years, but

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Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost

All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace

Spring Festivalutrecht, Netherlands

I like to think (and
    the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
    (right now please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
    (it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving

...

I like to think (and
    the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
    (right now please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
    (it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving

...

How does a river flow and weave alliances between humans and other-than-humans? Do we need other ways of rendering care and enacting justice for the SZenne River? How do we co-create a living bill as a legitimate gesture of care with SZenne river and its allies?

STILL HERE – An alliance of care for the SZenne river is a new study case of Natural Contract Lab (NCL). A long-term artistic commitment between 2023-26 will enable the growing of a systemic relationship with the river’s ecosystem and local communities to weave an alliance of SZenne guardians with the ambition to co- create a Living Bill for the SZenne as an attempt for its legal recognition in the Belgian constitution. The project takes place across Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders – from

...

How does a river flow and weave alliances between humans and other-than-humans? Do we need other ways of rendering care and enacting justice for the SZenne River? How do we co-create a living bill as a legitimate gesture of care with SZenne river and its allies?

STILL HERE – An alliance of care for the SZenne river is a new study case of Natural Contract Lab (NCL). A long-term artistic commitment between 2023-26 will enable the growing of a systemic relationship with the river’s ecosystem and local communities to weave an alliance of SZenne guardians with the ambition to co- create a Living Bill for the SZenne as an attempt for its legal recognition in the Belgian constitution. The project takes place across Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders – from

...

Sarah Vanhee

words service

in collab with La Bellone

public presentation

Is there something you want to say or write 

but can’t find the words?

Then visit words service.

The words provider will lend you a listening ear. words service is happy to help you with matters of head, heart and soul for which you need words. Communication is precious. Various writings are created with care and precision, in consultation, within a discreet, poetic setting. words service can be visited weekly at a fixed location in the city, for several months. The service is free and publicly accessible, with or without an appointment. Multiple languages are available. 

At the end of each writing

...

How does a river flow and weave alliances between humans and other-than-humans? Do we need other ways of rendering care and enacting justice for the SZenne River? How do we co-create a living bill as a legitimate gesture of care with SZenne river and its allies?

STILL HERE – An alliance of care for the SZenne river is a new study case of Natural Contract Lab (NCL). A long-term artistic commitment between 2023-26 will enable the growing of a systemic relationship with the river’s ecosystem and local communities to weave an alliance of SZenne guardians with the ambition to co- create a Living Bill for the SZenne as an attempt for its legal recognition in the Belgian constitution. The project takes place across Wallonia, Brussels and Flanders – from

...

Nikima Jagudajev

Basically

Exhibition format

Basically is an ongoing live project by Nikima Jagudajev. It is a process based body of work that transforms with each iteration. It has taken the form of a two day durational performance, a recording studio, a residency, a schoolyard, a picnic on the beach and a six month exhibition. With each invitation, not only does the context change but so does the content as new collaborators with new input are invited into the process. Jagudajev is interested in social forms; social relations

...

In the performance Record, a choir of young people sings sitting on a ledge, a window, a balcony, a place on the border between the intimate space of a home and public space. The song composition is a text resulting from the exchange, confession, declaration of a hikikomori, with whom the artist has been in touch for more than a year. 

Hikikomori is the Japanese term that describes a social pathology that leads some people, especially young people from adolescence onward, to refuse contact with the outside world and thus remain, in their room, within the walls of their home. The phenomenon of social withdrawal has now spread throughout the Western world, with a worryingly growing number of young people locking themselves in their rooms. An absence of contact whose effects we have all experienced during the lockdowns of the past few years, but

...

Is there something you want to say or write 

but can’t find the words?

Then visit words service.

The words provider will lend you a listening ear. words service is happy to help you with matters of head, heart and soul for which you need words. Communication is precious. Various writings are created with care and precision, in consultation, within a discreet, poetic setting. words service can be visited weekly at a fixed location in the city, for several months. The service is free and publicly accessible, with or without an appointment. Multiple languages are available. 

At the end of each writing

...

Imagine a sci-fi world shaped by the musical genre of reggaeton, the urban dance perreo, the linguistic experience of accessing everyday life through a limited understanding of English, and the historical connection of Central America with the export of exotic fruits. 

This is the world that Flesh can’t can’  t  not’t ‘tis flesh h… invokes, a multimedia performance that mixes live music, projection of text, dance and sculpture. Two burning bodies guide us through the landscapes of a foreign world, to explore the bittersweet ventures of the Global South-Global North migration, and to trace part of the queer histories found in the Central American region.

Listen to Mario’s playlist here!

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