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Merlin Spie : Danger//Do not feed

A polyester sculpture is enclosed in a timber chest. During the performance the artist breathes through a diving gear.
The title refers to the small signs one can read in a zoo.
The body of a man feed by material and/or spiritual ingredients, appears at a given moment thanks to external and internal sensory receivers, through artificial breathing, through the internal functioning of the organs. There are links and interconnections; the exchange of 'food' makes us get in and out of the body. The dimension of social responsibility can be seen and it questions the careless exhibiting of a creature with a soul.

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Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.

supporting action

Charter for the stage artist

A statement of solidarity between artists who agree to no longer accept un(der)paid work in public activities that take place at or for organizations with fixed-income employees.
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