Paula Almiron (°1986, Argentina), lives and works in Brussels.
Paula Almiron is an Argentinian choreographer and dancer. She obtained a Master’s degree in Choreography and Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels (ISAC, 2019). Previously, she studied Theatre at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires (2007), where she was based until 2016.
Since her work Earlieron (2019) she has been exploring the literary genre eco-fiction, with a particular focus on the performativity of space. Within this context she investigates how to relate to fiction as movement, and to choreography in an expanded way.
Since 2019 she has been working on a long-term research project at the intersection of choreography, fictional writing and geology. Focusing on the friction between the local and the global, she investigates the transformation of South American water landscapes, more specifically of a group of bodies of water in Bolivia that is transforming its materiality from water to salt. Within this context she created Always Coming Hole (2021) and is in the creation process of The River and The Devil (to be premiered in 2023).
Since 2021, together with Wouter De Raeve, she undertakes a research project in the Northern Quarter of Brussels, investigating the swamp as an alternative way to create space.
Paula’s work has been shown in several venues such as Bâtard Festival (Brussels), Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam), Kunsthalle Zürich, Munar Arte (Buenos Aires), VOLUMES Art Publishing Days (Zürich), Teatro 25 de Mayo (Buenos Aires), Hamlet Gallery (Zürich) and Sala de Belleza (Bogota), among others.
Wouter De Raeve (°1982, Belgium), lives and works in Brussels.
Wouter De Raeve holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a master’s degree in visual arts (KASK). Within his practice, he develops a critical as well as speculative reflection on the role of the creative actor (the architect, the artist etc) within the power dynamics of the involved parties in spatial development processes. A specific methodology is initiated for each of his projects. Recently, he developed the film project WTC A Love Story in collaboration with Lietje Bauwens in which the relationship between the actors involved in the reconversion of the WTC towers and the North Quarter in Brussels is analysed. They are currently working on the sequel WTC A Never-Ending Love Story. Their collaboration takes shape through the non-profit organisation Fourthirty-One.