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DUST

DUST

Does the value of an object survive the test of time? Tamar Levit and Yaën S. Levi sought and found inhabitants of Kortrijk with a collection of, or a special bond with, objects. In their conversations, memories were brought out from under the dust, and along with the objects, stories of belonging came up. Thus […]

apap Feminist Futures

What could a feminist future look like?

FEMINIST FUTURES is a project by the international network apap – advancing performing arts project, which currently consists of 11 European cultural organisations. In addition, 21 artists are associated with the project. FEMINIST FUTURES is co-funded by the Creative European Programme of the European Union and has an ambitious aim: to instigate powerful social change […]

The library of Sara Manente

Would you like to read more about slowing down, eco-feminism or time? Then we recommend these books. You can also check out these books at Sara Manente’s library in Budatoren. Alba Rico, Santiago Sobre lo inconsistente y lo incompleto Berlant, Laurent Cruel Optimism Bridle, James Ways of Being Dorlin, Elsa Self Defense: A Philosophy of […]

The lexicon of Almost Summer, a Feminist Futures Festival

apap – advancing performing arts project is an international network of 11 cultural organisations from all over Europe. The network exists since 2000. Funded by different EU cultural programmes, apap has managed to collaborate continuously on supporting a high number of artists as well as developing new formats according to changing artistic practices and needs […]

A conversation with Sara Manente

Sara Manente brings a whole new interpretation to our feminist school with her White Garden at Budatoren. Mathilde Villeneuve asked her about her past work and the philosophy behind White Garden. Can you elaborate on the development of your research based on fermentation? For the past six years, the central focus of my artistic practice […]

White Garden: closing

Choreographer and researcher Sara Manente focuses on the intersection between living art and living cultures. This White Garden is inspired by fermentation techniques and the world of fungus. Especially mycelium, an underground network of fungal threads that connects all the trees and plants in a forest. For Manente, this is a symbol for the network of […]

White Garden: welcoming

Choreographer and researcher Sara Manente focuses on the intersection between living art and living cultures. This White Garden is inspired by fermentation techniques and the world of fungus. Especially mycelium, an underground network of fungal threads that connects all the trees and plants in a forest. For Manente, this is a symbol for the network […]

Máquinas (Machines)

Máquinas (Machines)

Longing for less Since the rise of industrialisation and capitalism, a constant desire for everything we don’t have (yet). Llopis Segarra dissects humans and our society, and exposes our inherent desires. Máquinas is a dance performance that explores what a “desiring machine”, as French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari called it, could be. They […]

No hay acto creativo

There Is No Creative Act

There Is No Creative Act straddles the line between a lecture and a performance. Using archival material, combined with movements, text, and the use of certain objects, Norberto Llopis Segarra tries to frame his artistic practice. He starts from the opposition between Operation and Action, whereby an Operation is conceived as a procedure that allows […]

Ethereal Possessions

Ethereal Possessions

A green front door covered in a spider web leads to a small space, both interior and exterior, with the purpose of protection; many beguines were women hiding from their wealthy families, fleeing arranged marriages. Somewhere inside this house, there is a clock ticking; it drives you back to childhood. Some sort of anthropology of […]

Sara Manente White Garden

Feminist School: White Garden

This year’s Feminist School of the festival takes the form of a White Garden. Choreographer and researcher Sara Manente focuses on the intersection between living art and living cultures. In the various versions of her ROT Garden, these two worlds collide. Every ROT Garden is a multi-layered landscape installation consisting of sounds, smells, texts, textures, […]

a teach in  - spin

Feminist School: Hear Me Out: A Teach-in on Conflict Expression

A SPIN project for The Feminist School Queer-feminist collectivity is often created under precarious conditions by people looking for places of belonging outside of normative social-political structures. The collectivities we create can give us solidarity, support, and pleasure, but they can also be places in which conflicts arise, and there is a lot at stake. […]

Feminist School: Working with F(r)ictions – workshop

Working intersectionally: a testimony Sonya Lindfors is a Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer, facilitator, and educator. She received an MA in choreography from the Helsinki University of the Arts. Besides being an artist, she is also the co-founder and artistic director of UrbanApa, an inclusive and anti-racist art platform based in Helsinki. The core of her work aims […]

Rile

Feminist School: Rile* Reading Room

The bookshop that will make you read differently rile* is a bookshop and project space for performance and publishing. You’ll find art books and poetry there, as well as more theoretical or experimental works, and you can participate in ‘living literature’. rile* is the word for ‘silence’ in Láadan, a language developed by feminist author […]

I,Too,Overflow

Feminist School: I, too, Overflow – Workshop

Feminist DIY-workshop BUDA and Ève Gabriel Chabanon have cooperated closesly in the past year. The artist organised a series of workshops together with several women and non-binary people. The foundation of their conversation: a list of questions drawn up by poet Bhanu Khapil, about topics such as intimacy. Whom do you love? What is the […]

Am I Evil?

Feminist School: Am I Evil?

Fifteen authors between eroticism and exoticism Writers: Maite Vanthournout, Tess Van Deynse, Massimiliano Doni, Jordy Spyt, Ann Bellemans, Mieke Stessens, KimmeTigra, Mario Vanhuylenbrouck, Yanne Ryon, Ian Maene, Diana Duta, Astrophysicist69, Dirk Elst, Alice Ciresola, Loeke Vanhoutteghem Can erotic writing be a tool to expose the evil in a person? In other words: can erotic writing […]

DOPA

Feminist School: DOPA

Artist group infiltrates a bonkers garden party What if you gathered artists for a brief moment, to experiment and create, just like a hackerspace? DOPA stands for ‘dopamine’. In popular culture, she is described as the main chemical for experiencing pleasure and enjoyment. In the pharmacological world, it is also thought to play a big […]

Feminist School: Losing Ground

Losing Ground: On Disappeared Art Institutions And Their Ghosts Why small art spaces can make a difference Small-scale, independent art spaces are not to be underestimated as players in an art field that seeks to facilitate both local and transnational gatherings. They, more than anybody else, try to create the conditions in which artistic research […]

OPEN CALL: Writing workshop that addresses the relationship to our dead

This workshop is part of our Learning Together program and the research project “Speakers for the deads” of the filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova. Fabrizio has invited Vinciane Despret to imagine and give a writing and performance workshop that addresses the relationship to our dead. Each candidate can write in the language he/she chooses. Discussions will be […]

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