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Merlin Spie : Sponsored by nature

Merlin Spie will take part in the summer group exhibition Sponsored by Nature at the Verbeke Foundation, Belgium. She will be working as an artist is residence from february, until the opening in may.

 Since 2000 Merlin Spie is especially known as a LIVE ART performance artist, nevertheless the relationship with fine art was always very present.

Merlin Spie's work manages to evoke various and deep layers through a process of physical & mental transformation. This critical approach and her organic creation process have resulted in drawings, installations, mixed media and eventually in performances. 

Before 2000 her work evolved into large constructions and she worked with materials such as butter and pear syrup. For this exhibition she will work further on that typical older work.

Side Effects


Side Effects


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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