It will be a special edition. Not only artists from Brussels but also from Amsterdam, Barcelona and Berlin will share a WORK IN PROGRESS this year with an audience of both professionals and interested viewers.
Get ready for a 2-day with no less than 8 new WORK IN PROGRESS.
At KVS, Thursday 19 October, 4 Brussels artists and Friday 20 October, 1 Brussels, 1 Amsterdam, 1 Berlin and 1 Barcelona artist will show where they stand with the development of their new creations. Hafsa Aqqal, Eyas Almokdad, Augusto Pedraza, Nabil Ennassouh, Justine Theizen (Brussels), Sara Manubens in collab with Ves Liberta (Barcelona), Melisa Diktaş (Amsterdam), Wang Ping-Hsiang (Berlin) will each present a maximum of 30 minutes from their WORK IN PROGRESS. Afterwards, they will enter into a 1-hour discussion with a group of dramaturgists, workshops, producers and programmers about the work shown and possible support. During these breaks, other artists talk about their work, new initiatives or projects in artist talks with the audience.
From 2023, Mestizo Arts Platform will also launch a collaboration with Right About Now (Amsterdam), Tatwerk (Berlin) and Nau Ivanow (Barcelona) to foster exchange and opportunities for artists from these urban contexts.
TIMING 19.10 WORK IN PROGRESS #WIPCOOP BXL
09:30 Welcome with coffee, tea, …
10:00 WORK IN PROGRESS // Augusto Pedraza HELLO SCHATJE, ADIÓS AMOUR
Romantic love from a male perspective with a sexually open vision scrutinised.
(replaces Mikael De Geyter BOYTOY – Mestizo Arts Platform continues to work with Mikael on further development)
10:30 Artist Talks
11:30 WORK IN PROGRESS // Nabil Ennassouh AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE MY BODY AND ITS POWER A HOSPITABLE UNIVERSE
A revealing multi-sensory piece, in which Nabil Ennassouh travels through stories, systems, people and past generations imprinted on his skin.
12:00 Artist Talks + Soup Lunch
13:30 WORK IN PROGRESS // Hafsa Aqqal OMAR IBN SAÏD ET NOUS
Hafsa Aqqal takes you on a journey through the life of Omar Ibn Saïd, an18th-century black scholar who was enslaved in the United States.
14:00 Artist Talks
15:00 WORK IN PROGRESS // Eyas Almokdad UNFOLDING THE BODY. THE TROJAN WOMEN
Almokdad seeks insights and addresses the grey zone between wars in the present and the past. A simultaneously gloomy, neutral, detailed, and flat image of devastation. An exploration of life through the ritual celebration of death.
15:30 Artist Talks
TIMING 20.10 WORK IN PROGRESS #WIPCOOP BXL
We welcome a lot of international guests today. An opportunity for some artists and partners from the WIPCOOP network to talk about their experiences. Aminata Demba will moderate the WIPCOOP & Artist Talks.
09:30 Welcome with coffee, tea, …
10:00 WIPCOOP Talks
10:30 WORK IN PROGRESS // Justine Theizen SEASONS
Justine Theizen and Isabelle Audoan start from movement to deconstruct the heteronormative representation of lesbian relationships
11:00 Artist Talk with Eli Mathieu Bustos
12:00 WORK IN PROGRESS // Sara Manubens & Ves Liberta NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR
Sara Manubens and Teresa Liberato take a closer look at the German film Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922) and give it a new queer and trans-lesbian perspective.
12:30 WIPCOOP Talks
13:00 Artist Talk with Sara Manubens & Teresa Liberato
13:30 Soup Lunch
14:30 WORK IN PROGRESS // Wang Ping-Hsiang RETINA MANEUVER
Wang Ping-Hsiang unravels the impact of the evolution of materiality, the internet, systems, machines, the environment and commerce on human behaviour.
15:00 WIPCOOP Talks
15:30 Artist Talk with Wang Ping-Hsiang
16:00 WORK IN PROGRESS // Melisa Diktaş THE UNTAMABLE CREATURE WITH THE FLOWERED DRESS
Melissa Diktas develops a new basic rhythm for the Kurdish dance style govend, focusing on collective and repetitive movement.
16:30 WIPCOOP Talks
17:30 Artist Talk with Melisa Diktaş
WIPCOOP – the Work In Progress Cooperative of Mestizo Arts Platform – has for many years been a unique collaboration in the arts sector in Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent, more recently in Mechelen and now also in Leuven.
Its main goal? Making new artistic work visible from the strength of the cooperative, setting up dialogue around it and matching artists and organisations to be able to further develop and play and spread this work when finished.
WIPCOOP = making space for new voices, stories, forms and languages in the performing arts. An inter-city co-production in which the arts sector keeps its finger on the pulse of what is developing in the rich breeding ground of our cities and a network in which artists find support in developing their work. A win-win, in other words.
The Work In Progress takes place during the day and is free of charge. Doors: 9h30.