Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Sarah Vanhee

Words Service

On Monday from 15 January until 4 March
Bibliotheek Kortrijk

Is there something you want to say or write but can’t find the words? Then visit words service, on Monday at the library of Kortrijk.

At words service the words provider is happy to help you with matters of head, heart and soul for which you need words. The content can be anything.
For example:
• a letter
• something you want to say to one or multiple people – live or via voice message
• an e-mail you want to send
• something you want to write or say publicly
• something you want to write down because you don’t want it to get lost
• something you want to see formulated (differently)
• etc.

All requests are welcome.


In Dutch/English and other languages on request.
1 appointment takes 1 hour max.
For Free.
With or without appointment.
For appointments and info, contact or call 056/221001

words service is an initiative of artist and writer Sarah Vanhee and is produced by Hiros vzw.
In Kortrijk, words service is supported by kunstencentrum BUDA, Memento Festival and Bibliotheek Kortrijk.

This project is part of the European programme apap, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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Sarah Vanhee (°1980, Ostend) is an internationally renowned artist, performer and author, whose work has been shown in major performing arts contexts for the past fifteen years, as well as in the visual arts, film and literature. Vanhee is known for her transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral work and for inventing ever new, original art forms, mostly in a dilettant manner. Her art is driven by radical imagination, which leads to the creation of radical new fictions, or the realization of radical interventions in reality. In addition, art is an instrument for her to bring underexposed narratives and non-dominant voices to the foreground.

Vanhee travels in between public space and institutional art field. She worked in prisons, private living rooms, open fields, theatres, on public canvases, in corporate meeting rooms, etc. Vanhee believes that art belongs to everyone, and everyone can be an artist.

She has been a guest at BUDA Kortrijk before, with The Great Public Sale of Unrealised but Brilliant Ideas (an auction for unused ideas), Turning Turning (a choreography of thoughts), Lecture For Every One (a lecture she gave unsolicited to the police intervention team, Voka, Rotary, etc.) and at NEXT festival with Oblivion (a performance around the collected waste from one year far away).

While strongly embedded locally, Vanhee’s work has been presented widely internationally (in diverse contexts such as KFDA (Brussels), FTA (Montreal), Museo de Reina Sofia (Madrid), Festival Actoral (Marseille), Jihlava IDFF, Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Centre Pompidou (Metz), iDans (Istanbul), Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse), Wiener Festwochen, etc.) Her work has been part of European networks such as ACT, APAP, House on Fire and Next Step. Since 2023, she has been collaborating with HIROS.

Play dates

  • Dienst Woorden - Sarah Vanhee

Concept, performance, writing Sarah Vanhee Outside ear Flore Herman Graphic design, website, visual identity Miriam Hempel Set An Breugelmans, Geeraard Respeel Production Hiros Co-production Kunstencentrum BUDA, De Grote Post, La Bellone, De Markten, Monty, C-Mine, VIERNULVIER, CAMPO In partnership with Memento Woordfestival

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