J.Bailie & C.Ragg
Joanna BaIlie (London, 1973) has been living in Brussels since 2001. Her music has been performed by groups such as Ensemble Musikfabrik, The Nieuw Ensemble, Apartment House, The London Sinfonietta and the Ives Ensemble. She has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on many occasions and programmed at events such as the Venice Biennale, Huddersfield, the Borealis and Ultima festivals in Norway and the Transit festival in Belgium. She has become increasingly involved in collaborative pieces, working with choreographer Brice Leroux on his Quantum Quintet at the KunstenFESTIVALdesArts and with scenographer Christoph Ragg on a series of projects for camera obscura. Together with composer Matthew Shlomowitz, she is the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Plus-Minus. In May 2010 she was the guest curator at the SPOR Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.
Christoph Ragg (Rheinhausen, 1970) has been living in Brussels since 2004 and has worked as a freelance scenographer for Ivo van Hove, A.T. de Keersmaeker, Kirsten Debrock and Claudio Bernardo. For three years he was the house scenographer at the multidisciplinary workspace ‘nadine’. Together with Heike Langsdorf and Christophe Meierhans he founded the collective ‘C&H’ in 2002, a group that focuses on conceptual
performances. C&H’s projects have been presented at the Playground festival in Leuven, the Courtisane festival in Ghent, the opening festival of the Centre Pompidou in Metz, The Game is Up festival in Ghent and the KunstenFESTIVALdesArts in Brussels. C&H is currently working on an edition of Postcards from the future in
Brussels, co-produced by KVS, Workspace Brussels and in partnership with Kfda, Spoken Word festival, Kanal festival, Flagey, Pianofabriek and Zinnema.