2021: "IN-DEPTH" - collaborator on artistic research -
/a preformative installation by
Gaëtan Rusquet & Damien Petitot iMAL, Center for Digital Cultures and Technology, Brussels
“This project was born from the paradoxical desire to exit and immerse oneself in screens, and the difficulty of situating oneself and the other with these tools when they are used as communication media.
The ambivalence of screens and their materiality is all the more significant as real encounters have been very limited in recent months. These tools are becoming an experimentation ground for our intimacy and our desire for connection. The projection of oneself to meet the other does not satisfy. While the calm of the night, its silence and floating temporality, gives us the necessary space to introspect and listen to what is going through us, these screens become a means of getting out of ourselves, not feeling and escape solitude. And sometimes, it remains a privileged space for what is not audible, incommunicable, what comes to the surface of consciousness.”
2021: "FERAL" - performer -
/work of Lydia Mcglinchey, Brussels
“FERAL is a series of staged landscapes charged with the glamorous, the feral, the horrific, the absent, the semi-present. These landscapes and their inhabitants contradict and complicate savage/civil, pure/obscene, natural/synthetic, human/animal, present/non-present, the felt and the produced. They refuse a body's presupposed neutrality; consider the naturalising effect of landscape media. The scenography is composed of textile pieces, woven to texture and form the space, inspired by swamp and desert.
Emerging, bleeding, presenting, obstructing, toning, exposing, touching the skin of.”
THE BLINED LEADER
2020: "THE BLIND LEADER" - performer -
/ an installation by Rachel Monosov, Brussels
“The Blind Leader composed largely of models for imposing limitations on the human body.
At the meeting point between object and body, is a forced gesture. The limitation of one’s movements is imposed, and quickly becomes one's nature, without being natural at all. Once conditioned, what actions can one take? Each model creates a scenario that requires wrestling with social construction.”
2019: "SOMNIA" - performer -
/ Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels
“Together with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Jolente De Keersmaeker, forty-four dancers enter into a dialogue with the natural landscape, where factors such as sound and silence, light and dark, distance and proximity become a matter of perspective, and where both new possibilities and boundaries emerge. In search of an ecological aesthetic they leave behind the four walls of the theatre for a performance that requires few theatrical interventions and fuse seamlessly with the natural environment.”
2018: "SPLASH!" - artistic assistant and performer -
/ work by Myriam Van Imschoot & Christine De Smedt, Kortrijk (Buda)
“In Splash! Myriam and Christine find inspiration in the swimming pool as a public space. The water plays the antagonist role in this play where the protagonists are the pool and its many users. From the side the public follows what’s going on. In Splash! publicity and intimacy come together.”
2018: “MEANWHILE” - performer -
/ work by Gaetan Rusquet, Kanal - Centre Pompidou, Brussels
“The French set designer and artist Gaëtan Rusquet has three performers put up a construction. Even as they build it, they have to struggle against its disintegration. It crumbles into a ruin. The raw materiality of the set, the physical sound and unavoidable language of movement make Meanwhile, an apocalyptic performance in which the passage of time and the relationship between man and his environment become tangible. This is a journey through the history of a city.”