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Merlin Spie : Le silence des danses

Le silence des danses, comprises three performances in three different places in the Kaaistudios.
In this work Spie is taking a new direction. She departs from the purely visual and enters into confrontation with other media: digital images, soundscapes, text, dance, etc. This choice has led to a different way of organising her work: it implies collaboration with artists who work in a variety of areas. What is more, Spie has until now been the main and often only performer in her work.
In the first two parts of Le silence des danses, she takes on the role of director-sculptor of other performers. In the third she herself takes part. However, this new phase in her work above all signifies the next step in her quest for abstraction and purity and a transition from still, frozen, breathing images to moving images.
Le silence des danses means: embracing abstraction, letting movement take its own course, not letting go of one's intuition.

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research

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.


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