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Kicking off Plat(e)form(e)!


Today, we laun­ched Plat(e)form(e) 2023, a three-day pro­gram­me desig­ned for (inter)national pro­fes­si­o­nals atten­ding Kunstenfestivaldesarts. This uni­que oppor­tu­ni­ty allows the­se visi­tors to explo­re the vibrant per­for­ming arts sce­ne in Brussels, Flanders, and Wallonia.

The pro­gram­me kick­ed off this mor­ning at Kunstenwerk­plaats, whe­re atten­dees had the plea­su­re of mee­ting Ula Sickle, who pre­sen­ted a bit of her new cre­a­ti­on Holding Present. This was fol­lo­wed by the mes­me­ri­zing eight-minu­te expe­rien­ce of Techno Meditations, a pie­ce by Lisa Vereertbrugghen.

Are you inte­rested in joi­ning this day fil­led with per­for­man­ces and sti­mu­la­ting exchan­ges? You’re more than wel­co­me to be part of this exci­ting event!

Programme 16.05 — Kunstenwerk­plaats

10:00 Check In

Morning Coffee

Café Alcantara

10:30 Welcome

Introduction to the pro­gram­ma of Plat(e)form(e) 2023 fol­lo­wed by a pre­sen­ta­ti­on of the venue Kunstenwerk­plaats by artis­tic direc­tor Karlien Vanhoonacker.

11:00 Warm Up

Techno Meditation with Lisa Vereertbrugghen.


11:30 Exchange

Who is visiting/​presenting?

What is your working/​artistic context?

Hopes & expecta­ti­ons on Plat(e)form(e) 2023?

Casablanca 3rd Floor

12:45 Input & discussion

Keynote on fun­ding oppor­tu­ni­ties for international

pro­gram­mers by Femke Hintjens (Flanders Art Institute) 

fol­lo­wed by a the­ma­tic group dis­cus­si­on (needs, problems, 

tips etc.)

Casablanca 3rd Floor

13:30 Lunch


14:30 Sharings

Presentations by 5 selec­ted artists:

14:30 Sanah Ghobbeh: The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows

Elsenor 4th Floor

15:00 Arno Ferrera & Gilles Polet: Armour

Arenberg 1st Floor

15:30 Joshua Serafin: Pearls

Elsenor 4th Floor

16:00 Coffee Break

Café Alcantara

16:30 Jorre Vandenbusshe: Vitus — The Disease dan­ces me

Arenberg 1st Floor

17:00 Oxana Sankova: The poem wit­hout a hero

Elsenor 4th Floor

17:30 Fade out

Apéro/​exchange with the artists & the programmers

Café Alcantara

20:30 Evening show

Blind Runner — Amir Reza Koohestani / Mehr Theatre Group

Location: Théâtre Les Tanneurs

Rue des Tanneurs / Huidevettersstraat 75, 1000 Brussels