Call: Fabrice Samyn is looking for dancers for his performance Vanity’s Ballroom

Visual artist Fabrice Samyn (represented by Meessen De Clercq Gallery and Hiros) is looking for dancers for his project Vanity's Ballroom. In Vanity's Ballroom, a few couples (m/f/x) will dance a waltz. The music, Waltz N°2 by Dmitri Shostakovich will be evoked by the dancers, using their breath.

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Vanity's Ballroom is part of a series of five performances, or Breath Pieces. Together they form a unity, A Breath Cycle, in which the breathing is the main focus.

Practically we're looking for two professional dancers (m/f/x) who are willing to work together with Fabrice Samyn, artistic assistant Manon Santkin and composer Adrian Kurth, on the development of this project, from 22 till 26 August at STUK (Louvain, BE).

Knowing how to walz and having a good vocal technique is an asset.

In October 2016 we will be organizing auditions in Brussels to select the couples for the performances. The première will be in March 2017 at Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE), in the frame of Performatik.

If you're interested, please send an email with your cv and motivation to

You can find more information on the Hiros website >

The Great Indoors is looking for a part‐time Production Manager / Visual Arts Liaison (m/v/x)

The Great Indoors vzw (artistic direction Andros Zins-Browne) is looking for a part-time Production Manager/ Visual Arts Liaison.
The Great Indoors vzw is currently supported by management & production office Hiros.

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Job description:

As a project manager / Visual arts liaison you would:
- support the development (conceptually, logistically, and in terms of production) of upcoming artistic, educational, and research projects in close collaboration with artistic director Andros Zins-Browne.
- assist The Great Indoors in developing and broadening its connections within the fine arts world and support the development of a performance exhibition.

Task will include:
- composing several funding applications in collaboration with the artistic director
- coordination and meetings with partners, co-producers, institutions,…
- negotiating and coordinating different contracts (staff, co-productions, artistic collaborators,…)
- production management and practical implementation of the projects in collaboration with Hiros:

° assembling and management of the production budget
° planning of the project and team
° production support: travels, accommodation, organizing
- communication and diffusion of the projects within the performing and fine arts.


- You have a university degree or a degree in higher education
- You have affinity with the work of The Great Indoors / Andros Zins-Browne
- You have a professional background of at least 3 years in both the performing and visual arts.
- You have the ability to manage artistic projects independently
- You're experienced in communication with theaters and fine arts institutions
- You have a working knowledge of both Dutch and English.

Practical info:
The Great Indoors offer a part-time contract for a limited period of time till the 15th of January, with the possibility of a renewal.
The salary is determined according to the CAO performing arts (PC 304) on the base of 6 days/ month. Work schedule is to be determined in mutual agreement.
The position will begin in September 2016


Please send a CV and short introduction / motivation letter in English by the 8th of July to both:
Helga Baert:
Andros Zins-Browne:

Info and contact:

The Great Indoors vzw / Hiros vzw
Slachthuislaan 29
1000 Brussel

Letter to the Minister and everyone concerned

All Flemish art organizations operating or aspiring to operate with state funding received their definitive advices from both an artistic and business point of view.
These advices are presented to the Minister who will take his final decision in the month of June.
Hiros received a positive advice. Due to a shortage in the available budget for culture, we are however ranked in a 'non-fundable' category.
The continuation of our organization is at stake amidst other valuable organizations. We advocate for an adequate budget for culture funding.

We like to share with you this letter by the Hiros artists.

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We, the 16 artists represented by the management & production office Hiros, gather in the form of this letter to address our communal concerns regarding the disappointing artistic advice received by Hiros about their funding application (2017-2021). With this advice (artistically sufficient and financially very good) the survival of a unique production house is at stake.

Hiros represents a key organizational structure helping us to transition from working as isolated artists towards more solid and outreaching forms of production. Hiros is a homebase, a professionalized context. It's a reliable partner, not only for us but also for our partners and the national and international networks in which we work.
One of the main factors that makes Hiros especially helpful for us independent artists is precisely its partial financial autonomy. Because Hiros receives subsidies to support its own sustenance, it can afford to engage with us artist in the moments when artists need support the most: before and after a project. The stability of such production platforms is a crucial anchor amidst the floating conditions contemporary artists are forced to work in.
For over 10 years, Hiros (before Margarita Production and Mokum) has worked on the frontline to help locate and create spaces and concrete resources for the promotion and diffusion of new forms of art within the large and diverse network of art professionals, presentation venues, artistic teams, and audiences. The effectiveness of Hiros' know-how in the production business has been well demonstrated by the scope and scale of its projects as well as its respect in the field of contemporary performing art.
We also want to stress that Hiros is one of the few production offices that feeds the independent artistic scene and its larger network, not the least including the audience - by producing, managing, and distributing quality works.

How can such an active structure, so well embedded on so many levels in the contemporary artistic scene of Brussels and Flanders and so representative of the professional quality and aspirations of this field be so poorly evaluated?
The rich artistic biotope that makes Belgium an acclaimed orchard needs its mutualized platforms of production and experienced production managers that work in them as dedicated gardeners.

Mr. Minister, we believe that Hiros embodies your own vision which you announced at the beginning of your legislature: Hiros supports individual, project-based artists often working on the borders between performing, visual and audiovisual arts. Moreover, Hiros is an excellent example of a synergy reducing (administrative) overheads as its small, motivated team completes a multiplicity of tasks for 16 artists. It is thanks to Hiros that these artists can focus on exactly that which you have been supporting them individually for: creating art.

For further reading and our argumentation in all its nuances, please read our complete letter here >

Programmers Days

13 & 14.05.2016

Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek and Hiros will be organising two Programmers Days, on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May, at Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Rue du Fort 35 - 1060 Saint-Gilles).

During those two days, artists will share early questions, exciting research, new projects or (parts of) their work under construction with a professional audience: Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens, Andros Zins-Browne, Edurne Rubio, Gaëtan Rusquet, Heike Langsdorf, Karlien Torfs & Nikolas Lestaeghe, Kwaad Bloed/Ugo Dehaes, Myriam Van Imschoot, Rósa Ómarsdóttir, Simon Mayer, Veli Lehtovaara,...

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The programs for both days show similarities therefore attending one day will already give an insight in the artistic productions and the workings of the artist driven organisations based in Brussels. The majority of activities will take place at Pianofabriek, except for a try-out of Grafted, by Ugo Dehaes (13/05, at Zinnema) and the new performance Already Unmade, by Andros Zins-Browne (15/05, in Villa Empain).

If you are interested in joining us for one or more days, by filling out the registration form that you can find here.

The Programmers Days can easily be combined with the performances of Kunstenfestivaldesarts on those dates.

Friday 13.05
10:30 Welcome & coffee
11:00 Gaëtan Rusquet - Video As I Was Moving Ahead I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Buenos Aires)
11:20 Andros Zins-Browne - Talk/Video presentation Atlas Revisited (Buenos Aires)
11:40 Rósa Ómarsdóttir - Talk/Lecture Second Hand Knowledge (research project) (Buenos Aires)
12:00 Heike Langsdorf - Sitting with the body 24/7 + Talk Mount Tackle (Elsenor)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Karlien Torfs & Nikolas Lestaeghe - Lecture performance A Pearl Anniversary for Chernobyl (Arenberg)
14:15 Simon Mayer - Video O Magic Where Are You? (Buenos Aires)
14:30 Myriam Van Imschoot - Video Yodel Portrait Doreen Kutzke (Buenos Aires)
15:00 Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens / WOWAWIWA (Elsenor)
16:00 Trip from Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek to Zinnema (Rue Veeweyde 24-26 - 1070 Anderlecht)
17:00 Kwaad Boeld / Ugo Dehaes - Grafted (Zinnema)
18:00 End

Saturday 14.05
11:30 Welcome & coffee
12:00 Veli Lehtovaara – Natural Resources (Elsenor)
12:20 Gaëtan Rusquet – Video As I Was Moving Ahead I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Buenos Aires)
12:40 Simon Mayer – Video O Magic Where Are You? (Buenos Aires)
13:00 Rósa Ómarsdóttir – Talk/Lecture Second Hand Knowledge (research project) (Buenos Aires)
13:20 Lunch
14:20 Karlien Torfs & Nikolas Lestaeghe - Lecture performance A Pearl Anniversary for Chernobyl (Arenberg)
15:00 Edurne Rubio - Light Years Away (Buenos Aires)
16:00 Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens / WOWAWIWA (Elsenor)
17:00 End

Sunday 15.05
During the Répétition exhibition at the Villa Empain (Avenue Franlin Roosevelt 67 – 1050 Brussels), choreographer Andros Zins-Browne will revisit in Already Unmade his personal history of choreography, altering it through its repetition, practicing a performance of 'unmaking' rather than restaging pre-existing dances.
The performance is inseparably linked to the exhibition.
More information about Villa Empain:

Side Effects


Side Effects

Sidney Leoni - walk+talk

in Berlin and Copenhagen

During Tanz im August (Berlin) and Ice Hot Nordic Dance (Copenhagen), Sidney Leoni will present his walk + talk, a lecture performance format in which he will use movement and words to present his personal movement language and the diverse sources from which it derives.

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Accompanied by a radio, Sidney's walk + talk covers a rather broad anthology of his artistry and multi-disciplinary aspirations, inspirations, references, influences, and glimpses of his future projects, including a rather dark dance recital, an experimental social science-fiction film project, and a feature length ballet that stages encounters between humans and a dangerous and sensual herd of deers.

Tanz im August: 26.08.2016
Ice Hot Nordic Dance: 02.12.2016

Andros Zins-Browne @The Wind Egg


Andros Zins-Browne will participate in 'The Wind Egg', the joyous union of Wind and an African Vulture, on Wednesday 4 May at The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

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This inter-natural arranged marriage is an experiment to fertilize a wind egg. It shall be consummated before our eyes at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), a NATO aeronautics facility on the outskirts of Brussels.

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Buda makes artists and public cooperate

'What's the matter with cooperation?' During three days Kunstencentrum Buda reunited people to work together on artistic projects. Artists and audience worked together, which has lead to surprising results. One of the performances was 'Verein zur Aufhebung des Notwendigen' by Christophe Meierhans.

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The way the audience cooperates, influences the result, and cooperation is the base of the artistic project. Buda wants to give to artists the opportunity to grow and to experiment with the audience. During the three days there was no passive audience, but visitors who participated and sent the project in a certain direction.

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Fabrice Samyn

Pop-up art donation for Cinemaximilaan

As part of its Public program, the Boghossian Foundation organizes a Pop-up art donation for Cinemaximiliaan from March 5th to March 13th 2016. In benefit of a crowdfunding for Cinemaximiliaan, 21 contemporary artists (amongst which Fabrice Samyn), generously donated a work. Acquire an art work, support the cinema and contribute to warmer evenings in the asylum centres.
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Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert

in Musée Moule (by Charlotte Bouckaert & Steve Salembier)

In Musée Moule, Atelier Bildraum constructs a live exhibition in which it is not the artworks themselves that play a role, but the moulds, the castings or suggestions thereof. In achieving this, they are inspired by the work of Marcel Broodthaers. Musée Moule is a performance in which exhibiting becomes a performance.
Hiros artists Bernard Van Eeghem and Dolores Bouckaert participate in this performance, on 1 and 2 April 2016 at Beursschouwburg.
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