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A Plea for Ambiguity and Aesthetic Being in the World: A conversation with Pascal Gielen

On the 19th of March, we were supposed to begin our ten day program on Discourse with the lecture ‘On the art of getting beyond identity politics’ by Pascal Gielen. … Continue readingA Plea for Ambiguity and Aesthetic Being in the World: A conversation with Pascal Gielen

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Art as an Explosive Device Interview with Paula Chaves

For choreographers, performers and activists Paula Chaves and Thais Di Marco art and politics are inextricably entwined. As part of the 3Package Deal between Veem House for Performance, De Balie, … Continue readingArt as an Explosive Device Interview with Paula Chaves

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A conversation with Sarah Vanhee: “The dark is not a place to be afraid of” Interview for Veem House of Performance

Before the screening of her film The Making of Justice in Veem House, Sarah Vanhee shows me how fiction can reframe realities, why we should actively embrace the not knowing, … Continue readingA conversation with Sarah Vanhee: “The dark is not a place to be afraid of” Interview for Veem House of Performance

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Interview with Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere about their upcoming new documentary theatre piece Pleasant Island

Some call Nauru the island of the future: once flourishing in beautiful nature, today its landscape looks much like the moon. After nearly one hundred years of phosphate mining, the … Continue readingInterview with Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere about their upcoming new documentary theatre piece Pleasant Island

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The Past and Present Tense: An interview with Jaha Koo by Lies Mensink

When the South Korean performance artist Jaha Koo came to Amsterdam seven years ago to study at DasArts, he was unable to communicate with his fellow students: “For the first … Continue readingThe Past and Present Tense: An interview with Jaha Koo by Lies Mensink

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Mirroring Mystics – Channeling ‘Het Begijnhof’ through Sound and Body an interview with Housemaker Margo van de Linde by Lies Mensink

“The world at large is in a very precarious state.” It’s Margo van de Linde’s second time as housemaker at Veem House for Performance within the frame of the 100 … Continue readingMirroring Mystics – Channeling ‘Het Begijnhof’ through Sound and Body an interview with Housemaker Margo van de Linde by Lies Mensink