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Upcoming event

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nadine kindly invites you for RusClub #19.

 

(NL) RusClub is een platform voor Russische cinema. Alexandra Dementieva gidst het publiek doorheen de geschiedenis van de Russische cinema aan de hand van geselecteerde films. De RusClubs vinden plaats in morpho (Gallaitstraat 80, Schaarbeek). De deuren openen om 7u30 en de eerste film start om 8u.

 

(EN) RusClub is a platform for Russian cinema. Alexandra Dementieva selects Russian movies and guides you through the history of Russian cinema. RusClub takes place at morpho (Gallaitstraat 80, Schaarbeek). The doors open at 7:30pm and the first movie starts at 8pm.

 

The RusClub #19 takes place on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 19:30 and the movie that will be shown is:

 

Angels of Revolution (2014 - 1u53min)

 

Directed by Alexey Fedorchenko
Written by Aleksey Fedorchenko, Oleg Loevskiy, Denis Osokin
Starsing Irina Ermolova, Konstantin Balakirev, Pavel Basov

 

"Angels of Revolution examines the intersections of utopia, art, power, and violence.

Bringing together a number of Osokin’s stories with the history of the Kazym rebellion—a revolt against collectivization by members of the Khanty and Nenets ethnic groups in northern Siberia that was brutally repressed—Angels of Revolution follows war hero Polina Schneider and her team of avant-garde artists to the tundra on a mission to help the inhabitants of Kazym develop a culture that was, in Stalin’s words, “National in form, Socialist in content.” Fedorchenko again lays claim to historical accuracy, beginning the film with an assurance that it is based on historical events. Almost immediately, however, he subverts this claim as we encounter the Peoples Commissar of Nationalities dressed in a Polynesian grass skirt in anticipation of a world revolution that would soon reach Oceania. This pattern continues over the course of the film as the fantastic narrative is interspersed with historical events and artifacts—including a number of landmark works of the Soviet avant-garde, including Arsenii Avraamov’s “Symphony of Steam Whistles,” Sergei Eisenstein’s Que Viva, Mexico!, Dmitrii Osipov’s First Moscow Crematorium—all of which are attributed to the fictional artists depicted in the film." (Chip Crane)

 
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[EN] Saturday 11 February Lina Kusaite organised a day of brainstorming/workshop/discussion about the Plant Kingdom ToolBox project at nadine.

 

The world we are building today, is the one where children will live in. Many children, growing up in densely, populated, urban environments, find it increasingly difficult to connect the lives of plants and animals in their own daily routines. 

This project aims to connect and foster children’s creativity and openness, that will give them the opportunity to imagine and create their own futures.

Plant Kingdom TooBox is a learning tool in the form of game for children, their families and school environments, that allows to investigate and discover the much needed connection between the individual and its environment, that combines Nature, Art, Play and Community.

It is a representation of complex networks of ecosystems. It is created as a mirror to reflect this perspective for individuals within urban environment, regardless of our geographical, social and cultural boundaries.

 

This introduction workshop gathered people from different disciplines such as game design, system design, permaculture, education and creative thinkers to share thoughts, ideas and to see how can we support our societies for more sustainable, fun and greener futures.

 

The day started with a presentation about the journey of Plant Kingdom that started in 2012, and was followed by team exercises, creative lunch, and a collective brainstorm. 

 

Who is interested to follow up on further workshops about this project can mail to loes@nadine.be

 

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[NL] Op zaterdag 11 februari organiseerde Lina Kusaite een brainstorm/workshop/discussie-dag bij nadine over haar project Plant Kingdom Toolbox.

 

De wereld die we vandaag opbouwen, is de wereld waarin kinderen zullen leven. Vele kinderen die opgroeien in dichtbevolkte stedelijke omgevingen vinden het steeds moeilijker om het verband te zien tussen de natuur - de levens van planten en dieren - en hun eigen dagelijkse routine. 

Plant Kingdom Toolbox wil de creativiteit en openheid van kinderen stimuleren om hen de mogelijkheden aan te reiken hun eigen toekomst mee vorm te geven.  

De Plant Kingdom Toolbox is een leerinstrument dat kinderen, hun families en hun schoolomgeving spelenderwijs samenbrengt. PK Toolbox helpt de cruciale connecties tussen het individu en zijn (urbane) omgeving te ontdekken en zo creativiteit, openheid en zelfvertrouwen te stimuleren. Het project onderzoekt hoe artistieke praktijken de verbindingen tussen ecologie, samen-spel en educatieve systemen kunnen ondersteunen en versterken.

De Toolbox representeert de complexe samenhang van ecosystemen en is een tool voor reflectie voor individuen in een stedelijke omgeving los van geografische, sociale en culturele grenzen.” 

 

Deze introductie workshop bracht mensen samen van verschillende disciplines zoals game design, systeem ontwikkeling, permaculture, onderwijs en creatieve denkers om ideeën uit te wisselen rond duurzaamheid, games en groen in onze omgeving.

 

De dag begon met een presentatie over Plant Kingdom, dat in 2012 startte, gevolgd door team opdrachten, creatieve lunch, spel en een collectieve brainstorm. 

 

Wie geïnteresseerd is om aan de volgende workshops deel te nemen kan mailen naar loes@nadine.be

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Common Sweat Sauna > open 27 January 2017 from 18:00 until 21:00

 

(EN) The Common Sweat Sauna is a real working sauna made only from recuperated materials. It was built in the public space of Brussels and immediately opened up to the public. The project intends to create a free nomadic urban sauna space that diverts from the logic of commercial and individualized wellness and that de-colonizes the public space. The sauna moves from place to place in Brussels and gathers a growing crowd that takes care of the sauna.

The Common Sweat Sauna is now located behind GC De Kriekelaar in Schaarbeek. nadine will open up the sauna during the New Year reception on 27 January 2017 from 18:00 until 21:00.

Please bring your ‘urban sauna gear’ (towel and swimsuit). Cold shower and changing room will be arranged!

 

(NL) Sauna club "Common sweat"  is ontstaan uit frustratie over welnesscentra met slechte muziek die gedreven worden door een consumptielogica. Het zette kunstenaar Steven Jouwersma aan om zelf een echte sauna te bouwen van gerecupereerd materiaal die vrij toegankelijk is voor iedereen die een plek zoekt in de stad om tot rust te komen. Sinds vorig jaar reist de nomadische “Common Sweat” sauna door de openbare ruimte van Brussel. 

De Common Sweat Sauna staat nu op de binnenkoer van GC De Kriekelaar in Schaarbeek. nadine houdt de sauna open tijdens de nieuwjaarsreceptie op 27 januari 2017 van 18u tot 21u. 

Gelieve zelf je ‘urban sauna gear’ (handdoek en zwemkledij) mee te brengen. Een koude douche en kleedruimte zijn voorzien!

 

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a.Pass End Presentiatons at morpho

LANDINGS
with: SOFIA CAESAR, VARINIA CANTO VILA, CHRISTIAN HANSEN, BRENDAN MICHAL HESHKA, ANOUK LLAURENS, ARIANNA MARCOLINI, AGNES SCHNEIDEWIND

Landings (definition by the M-Webster dictionary): an act of returning to the ground or another surface after a flight. This is an invitation to us visitors to temporarily observe and intentionally touch that ground we continuously step on. Landings brings together 7 a.pass researchers that started and finished their Post Master program at the same time.

Their research engaged in varied practices and tackled different concerns that are inherent to the relationship between the rules of a given habitat and the experiencing of being in it. The 7 trajectories were explored individually and collectively within the a.pass environment for the past year and crossed paths on several occasions. They all share the sense of place as a meeting point where their research questions are practiced through singular interactions with the viewers. The affinities that these encounters propose can be seen as points of reflection for this end presentations, and can be the guidelines for you, dear visitor, to join in.

Performances and Installations:
Fri 20/1 – 18:00 to 22.00h
Sat 21/1 – 13.00 to 17.00h + 18:00 to 22.00h 
+ landings party 
door opening one hour before start
20 PEOPLE PER ROUND, please reserve

Breathing archive practice with Anouk LLaurens:
Fri 20/1 – 11:00 to 13:00 + 14:30 to 16:30
Sat 21/1 – 10:30 to 12:30 + 14:30 to 16:30
Limited to 8 people, for this practice please reserve separately 

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"Dear Sauna Enthousiasts ! 
 
During the darkest days of the year it's very important to sweat before the Holiday madness starts. It has been a wonderful year for Sauna Common Sweat and we hope you will join for probably the last one this year. 
 
 
Common Sweat is this time hosted by nadine in Schaarbeek 
behind the Morpho house in the courtyard. 
 
 
Thursday 22th of December from 19h. till 23h. 
Rue de Gallait 80 - Schaarbeek
 
Bring your urban sauna gear 
 
PS. wood is welcome."

Steven Jouwersma

(in between brackets think -emojis-)

Last Residencies & Projects

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Saudade de Europa will participate at Pixelache Festival in Helsinki (22-25 September), in Jyväskylä (14-16 October), and Rovaniemi (4-6 Noebember).

While traveling from Brussels to Helsinki (September), from Helsinki to Jyväskylä (October), and from Helsinki to Rovaniemi (November) Various Artists will be collecting artefacts and stories from local merchants.

The project highlights the importance of empathic trade as opposed to apathetic consumerism and proposes a strategy for change in a poetic manner by raising awareness and starting a dialogue about our current economic system that seems to be reaching a dead end.

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Circling Around (without taking off) will participate at the Still Walking Festival in Birmingham (10-25 September). Bruno De Wachter will walk around Birmingham International Airport on 10 September 2016.

"Airports are very similar all the world over. Regional differences are reduced to the souvenirs that you can buy in the gift shop. For this reason, you could say that the airport cuts a hole in the local landscape. That is why it is often represented as a hatched surface on the map. A hole that is not, like a rabbit hole, leading down into a bottomless black, but one that is leading up, into an infinite blue. In order to describe a hole, you have to circumscribe it.

I walk around international airports and invite people to join me. We will not walk directly around the fence, but along roads and paths that are close to the airport. We will follow a set of rules that will help us to stay local. After the walk, we will meet again with all the participants to create a story and a map of our explorations"

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"The process the artists Helena Dietrich and Janneke Raaphorst invite to you to be part of, is a journey between internal and external dynamics of the body. They create an environment where one can dive into an investigation of the body in relation to materials from their pure materiality to what they can produce in the body in terms of symbolic awakening. These environments are settings where one gets driven by a sensibilization of the body as an invitation to create new narratives of the self and new ways to subjectify reality."

 

Helena Dietrich is one of the participating artists in WAB 2016. In July 2016 Helena and designer Janneke Raaphorst work at Morhpo to create shapes/objects that derive from the one-on-one sessions she organised with her public. 

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Buratinas Captains is a short term residency project, where artists are invited to learn how to drive Buratinas, a small solar powered boat. Once they get used to it, they follow their own way on belgian waterways for a week.
The next team will then pick up the boat where it has been parked, and pursue the travel.

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Aleph/(א) is a performance by artist Ana Wild, following a research on the Canaanite movement, and putting into question the notion of national identity.
A solo performer dismantles her own national identity though conveying words and phrases in her mother tongue - Hebrew. Proposing that this examination of one's self-defined identity can reflect the formation of a society's’ ethos and myth.
The poetic and musical qualities of Hebrew are explored, and the manner in which they manifest an emotional affiliation to land, landscape, geography and climate. 

 

International collaborations

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JOEY RAMONE presents Água com Gás, the first solo exhibition in the gallery by art collective Various Artists. The exhibition opened on Thursday 9 February 2017 and runs until Saturday 18 March 2017.

Água com Gás poetically researches a myriad of water related topics, from the privatization of water supplies, pollution, the depletion of water resources by industrial agriculture to water fasting.

During a trip through Southern Europe* Various Artists were confronted with scenes of completely changed landscapes caused by the construction of hydroelectric dams. Such large projects subsidized by the E.U. are a way to generate energy and to ensure water supply for industrial agriculture at the expense of the original flora, fauna and culture of an ancient landscape. Drowning Bonsai recreates the image of drowned olive groves and confronts us with the extreme impact culture can have on nature.

Água com Gás is part of The Great K an ongoing research by Various Artists on the influences of globalization. Several topics resulted in exhibitions, workshops, publications or are still ongoing, for example: about the food industry (Le Château, Luisa Strina, São Paulo, 2012), the agribusiness (Zea Mays, Muac, Mexico City and Mupo, Museo de Textil, Oaxaca, 2014), on water (Água com Gas, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, 2015),on the commercialisation of belief (Camino Welt, 2016 - ) and on the Walmartization of Europe (Saudade de Europa, Pixelache Festival, 2016 - ).

The title Água com Gás originated in São Paulo at an interview during the build up of the show at Luisa Strina (2012). VA realised that Le Château was part of a bigger plan and invented on the spot the The Great K project. Because they were only drinking water (preferably sparkling water) during the fast (proposed by Morice de Lisle) the water topic got named Água com Gaz.

 

*Various Artists' Agua com Gas, was directly inspired by the Default trip nadine organised in 2013. 

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Buy the first Wandering Arts Biennial book and become a friend of WAB.

Koop het eerste Wandering Arts Biennial boek en wordt vriend van WAB.

Achetez le premier Wandering Arts Biennial livre et devenez amis de WAB.

20,00€/book

interested? email your name and address to anna@nadine.be

 

 

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Wandering Arts Biennial is a research and production biennial, focused on mobility, territories, and nomadic practices of artists in the their broadest meanings.
Each WAB edition introduces artistic researches and projects.
The following year is dedicated to post-production and the making of a publication, that compiles the actual state of (ongoing) WAB researches.

Web site :
http://wab.zone

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Morpho

De nieuwe ruimte van nadine bevindt zich in Schaarbeek. Het huis, ter beschikking gesteld door de VGC tot eind 2017, wordt Morpho genoemd, naar het samenwerkingsplatform dat in 2014 gecreëerd werd door enkele Brusselse organisaties en kunstenaars. Morpho is een ruimte voor artistiek onderzoek, ontmoeting, workshops en presentatie. 

The new venue of nadine is located in Schaarbeek. The house, offered by VGC until the end of 2017, is called Morpho, after the collaborative platform created by some Brussels based organisations. Morpho is a venue for artistic research, meet-ups, workshops, and presentations.

More info: bruna@nadine.be
Morpho = Rue Gallaitstraat 80, 1030 Schaarbeek