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True Fiction – working the in-betweens (COMPLETE)

Tue 24 May – 9.30 pm to 25 May 6 am
Mon 4 July – 9.30 pm to 5 July 6 am
Fri 16 September –9.30 pm to 17 September 6 am
All walks start and end at Broelkaai 6, Kortrijk (meeting point in the garden)
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Nada Gambier is preparing a series of night walks in cooperation with Zusjes Stoere Broers and BUDA. During these night walks you are invited to visit people who work at night, in factories and petrol stations, taxis and truck stops, but also to learn about Nada’s research through playfully structured conversations and games.

The visits to workplaces will be Nada’s first dip into the world of night work. ou join Nada as a co-researcher and discover together what it is like to work at night, who sweats when others snore. Soak up the atmosphere of these places at night and hear, observe and witness other juicy bits that we can only imagine as yet.

The walks are also an opportunity to hang out together after dark, to walk on paths that we may not know about, to discover details in our surroundings that we usually do not take the time to see, and to watch the sunrise together over fresh croissants. The night shift of an artist-researcher turned into a collective experience of learning, experimenting and discovery!


Tue 24 May – 9.30 pm to 25 May 6 am
Mon 4 July – 9.30 pm to 5 July 6 am
Fri 16 September –9.30 pm to 17 September 6 am

All walks start and end at Broelkaai 6, Kortrijk (meeting point in the garden)

How and for whom?

No special knowledge is required, just bring your curiosity and good walking shoes (each walk will be about 15km). Please also bring snacks and drinks that you might need during the night. BUDA takes care of breakfast.

The walks are free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Places are limited to ensure a somewhat intimate journey. Each walk will consist of slightly different elements. You can also register for several walks.


Mail to and be sure to include your mobile phone number.


The group will jointly undertake the task of documenting the night walk. Before leaving, we decide what each researcher’s speciality is for the night (or parts of the night), such as recording sounds, taking photographs, documenting the line of conversations or anything else the group deems useful to trace the experience.

At the end of each walk, we collect our thoughts and findings and do a little debriefing of the experience.


True Fiction – working the in-betweens is currently the project where Nada investigates imprisonment, isolation, borders and the lack of borders, and crosses disciplines, fields and subjects through encounters and a mix of artistic tools (some of which still need to be invented!). In this research, Nada wants to reconnect her artistic pursuits with her concerns as a citizen, by talking to people both inside and outside the arts.

For Nada, this research is as much about learning as it is about engaging with the unknown and finding strategies to deal with it. Curiosity, willingness to get lost, experimentation and openness are crucial ingredients of the search.

Nada Gambier is an eclectic artist whose work relates to theatre, dance, performance and visual arts. Her repertoire consists of installations, stage works and works made for various public and private spaces, video works and most recently the publication of a book. Since 2014, Nada has focused on long-term projects in which the separation between research, creative process and public event can be confused and/or loosened.

Over the years, she has worked in BUDA on numerous occasions. Most recently, she presented The Voice of a City at Next festival in 2019. Besides creating her own work, Nada also regularly works on projects by other artists as a performer and artistic advisor. She has worked with Kate MacIntosh, Edit Kaldor, Forced Entertainment, Simone Aughterlony, Jorge Léon, Maria Jerez, Diederik Peeters, Charlotte Vanden Eynde and Phil Hayes, among others. In 2015, Nada founded Nada & Co. asbl, which today produces the majority of its activities. Nada lives in Brussels.

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