Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Sarah Vanhee (BE)


Mémé is a solo performance by Sarah Vanhee, with guest appearances by puppets, ghosts and a child. An intergenerational, layered and multilingual work about the relationship to ancestors, to the (birth) soil and to the female body, starring the spirit of Vanhee’s West Flemish grandmothers, who like many women of the time spent most of their lives on ‘labour’ – in the two meanings of the word: bearing and raising children and working in the home and ‘in the fields’ – always in the service of others.

Sarah Vanhee (BE)

Sarah Vanhee (1980, Ostend) is an internationally renowned artist, performer and author, whose work has been seen in major performing arts contexts, as well as in the visual arts, film and literature over the past 15 years. Vanhee moves between the public space and the institutional art field. She worked in prisons, private living rooms, open fields, theatres, on public canvases, in corporate meeting rooms, etc. Recent works include bodies of knowledge (nomadic class), undercurrents (intervention), collected screams (lecture performance), Unforetold (stage performance), The Making of Justice (film), Oblivion (stage performance), Untitled (meetings in private houses) and Lecture For Every One (a series of lectures through which she ‘broke into’ existing meetings).

In residence

28 Nov 2022 – 17 Dec 2022

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