Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk


Etat des Lieux

SAT 28 OKT | 12:00-19:00
reception in Budatower Kortrijk

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in the framework of Wonder & Kortrijk Art Weekend


As part of our Learning Together programme, Buda is embarking on a new collaboration with nadine – a brussels-based trans-disciplinary organisation – to share three works in the making with the public over the course of a day. The programme is detailed below. Everyone is welcome!

Etat des Lieux are collective showings where artists and audiences are brought together. Artists are invited to shape a programme during which they share their ongoing research or try-outs. Nadine’s role here is guiding and supporting: sensing which artists are ready to present something publicly, finding the right combination of artists around a theme, providing content and production support, and looking for the ideal cultural partner.

Etat des Lieux lands in BUDA at the end of October 2023. The artists participating are Caroline Daish, Mathilde Maillard, Emma Lee Harder, Isabel Burr Raty and Lucia Palladino. They take the audience on an (imaginary) journey along water, earth, forest. A day that aims to generate energy with song, storytelling and speculative science fiction.


12:00-15:00 | Buratinas Captains Emma Lee Harder, Caroline Daish & Mathilde Maillard: She Shanties & Other Water Stories
Sound piece | NL, FR, EN
+ vegan lunch by Dots and Bullets (optional) in Budatower | €10 to be paid on the spot

During a summer journey along the canals and rivers of Wallonia and Flanders, Captains Caroline, Emma and Mathilde collected and recorded some navigating stories as some testimonies on the digitalisation of the canal locks. They also used the water environment as tools for singing improvisations to invent some She-Shanties (an English pun on the word ‘Sea Shanties’). Inside the She Shanties project, Emma Lee Harder, Caroline Daish and Mathilde Maillard share their common love for vocal improvisation, the mix and remix of what’s being said, sound and radiophonic situations, women empowerment circles and the slowness of going along the water.

In Kortrijk, you can embark on a touristic boat and enjoy a selection of She Shanties & Other stories piece and improvisations along the Leie river with the captains Emma and Mathilde.

Thanks to: oracle /Justine Maxelon, Anna de Sutter, Alain (Bryc), Klaus, Loes, An, Phyllis and nadine vzw, all the sluiswachters, fishes, plants and ducks we met and recorded along the Belgium waterways of life.

15:00-18:00 |Isabel Burr Raty: The Village / It’s not -post- It’s happening in my garden!
Under construction public try-out | EN
Budatower & garden BK6

© Isabel Burr Raty

Isabel Burr Raty is developing the research of The (Power Plant) Village, a nomadic underground community that collectivises orgasms to awaken superpowers and experience trans-dimensional travels.

During this occasion at Buda, The Village will open up quantum files containing atomic and molecular tunneling trials of the Bubble-Ponics, a hallucinogenic neurotransmitters cultivation process, carried-out in the middle of the Belgian countryside apocalypse.

with: Marzia Dalfini (devices), Elke Van Campenhout, Antye Guenther (mentoring), Nora Allegaert (intern)
with the support of: all the research villagers and volunteers, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, nadine, wpZimmer, Buda, Kersnikova Institute Ljubljana

18:00-19:00 | Lucia Palladino: the forest__
Presentation of ongoing artistic research | EN

© Lucia Palladino

Lucia Palladino is currently working on the project the forest_ that investigates verbal language from an ontological point of view, or how language becomes a producer of knowledge. Through three autonomous parts, the forest__ produces a non-linear, poetic discourse that opens different spatio-temporal portals, each with a different effect in relation to the audience.

During Etat des Lieux she will share a participative writing and reading score that create an ephemeral immersion in a multitude of fictional worlds.

with: Marzia Dalfini

nadine is a Brussels-based laboratory for contemporary transdisciplinary arts. Through (on-site) residencies, research projects and workshops, artists are given the space to develop their practice. nadine is closely affiliated with performance, art in the public space, multimedia installations, experience-oriented projects that explore the boundaries between creation and production, research and presentation.

Buratinas (LT) is a small solar-powered boat that nadine makes available as a studio space for artists. Artists are invited, under the name Buratinas Captains, to explore the Belgian waterways and work with and in this specific landscape.

Caroline Daish collaborates with artists in Europe and Australia on performances for film and theatre, specialising in voice. She has developed a trilogy of performance and sound works on the theme of intangibility and the notion of the soul in contemporary performance. In 2015, she started oracle, an improvisational practice that reads spaces through the voice, together with Michel Yang and Justine Maxelon. As part of the Buratinas Captains collective, she’s actively researching life on the waterways.

Emma Lee Harder specialised in professional amateurism after several years in a contemporary dance company and training in visual arts. Today, she covers different practices such as dance, singing, performance or techniques in the performing arts. In Brussels since 2021, she has collaborated with Julien Fournet (Amicale de production), Mathilde Maillard (club travail), Yvonne Harder, and Buratinas Captains.

Mathilde Maillard is interested in the uncertainties of language and the (in)surmontable barriers of our intimacies as manifestations of our privileges and our social positions, but also as the possibility of understanding each other better when we manage to talk. She surrounds herself with pens, microphones, loopers machines, everyday objects and above all: people, to research this. Collaboration projects, amongst others, are Club Travail, l’Amicale de production, Buratinas Captains, etc.

Isabel Burr Raty is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher, teacher, sporadic curator, dramaturg and sexual Kung Fu practitioner. Her hybrid performance, installation and workshop experiments offer conditions for embodied SFs, which queer commodification processes and propose pleasure economies, such as the Beauty Kit Farm. She teaches Media history and mentors in the pluri-disciplinary Masters at ERG Brussels. Since 2020 she has co-curated territories restoration events at apass, radical_house, KVS, amongst others.

Lucia Palladino is a freelance multi-media artist based in Brussels. She works worldwide as performer, choreographer, writer and researcher. Her work focuses on the encounter with the other and on how this encounter questions identities and properties. The fundament of her artistic practice is walking.

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