A multidisciplinary programme on normality and other deviations.

FEB - MAR - APR 2019

We live in an era of questions. The question of today: in how far do we consider the world we live in to be normal? A world of conflict zones, mass migration and climate trouble, of binary thinking and a reinforced-glass ceiling, of limiting language and alienation, of single households and polyamorous relationships, of micro- and macro-aggressions, polarising speeches, hotheaded fanatics and educational challenges. Everyone has their own idea of what is deemed normal. In defining what is normal, everyone lives, looks, speaks and acts according to a specific frame of reference or a completely unique point of view.

Certain frames of reference are showing cracks, are considered too old fashioned, too narrow, too broad, not flexible enough, or too crazy for words. Some people say: “act normal, would you?” Others cry from the rooftops: “break with established conventions!” Those in between shyly ask: “where do we draw the line?”

We’re inviting artists and thinkers who call the norm into question. What do we consider normal? If the norm is already an endangered species, in what direction are we headed? Have we wound up in a time where we can’t say anything anymore, where we can’t claim anything is abnormal? How do we make space for all the different normals?

Our focus programme Normal Schnormal is an invitation to join us in reflecting and asking questions, such as: what is normal? Am I normal? Do you think X, Y or Z is normal? Let’s cut to the chase!

OPENING NIGHT FR 01.02
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PERFORMANCE

FR 01.02 & SA 02.02 NTANDO CELE Black Off
FR 08.02 & SA 09.02 AHILAN RATNAMOHAN & STAR BOY COLLECTIVE Reverse Colonialism
FR 22.02 & SA 23.02 DORIS UHLICH Ravemachine
FR 08.03 & SA 09.03 ETUWE BRIGHT JUNIOR/STAR BOY COLLECTIVE Look On The Bright Side
FR 22.03 & SA 23.03 PRICE Melodies are so far my best friend
FR 05.04 & SA 06.04 SONYA LINDFORS Cosmic Latte
FR 26.04 & SA 27.04 MOHAMED TOUKABRI The Upside Down Man (The Son Of The Road)

SCREENINGS

TH 14.02 FAIRUZ GHAMMAM al bahr - Visite Opening Night
WE 03.04 SARAH VANAGT Divinations
TH 11.04 ALEXIS DESTOOP Northern Drift
TH 18.04 GSARA & CVB Conversation
WE 24.04 LISA SPILLIAERT NP
TH 02.05 CHRISTINA STUHLBERGER Ludwig (working title)

LOOPED SCREENINGS

WE 01.02 - SA 09.02 POL MERCHAN Pirate Boys
WE 13.02 - SA 16.02 GHASSAN HALWANAI Erased, ___Ascent of the Invisible
WE 20.02 - SA 23.02 SHADI HABIB ALLAH 30KG Shine
WE 06.03 - SA 09.03 JEREMY SHAW The Quantification Trilogy
WE 20.03 - SA 23.03 LIZ MAGIC LASER Handle / Poignée
WE 13.03 - SA 16.03 TAAVI TALVE Blind Spot
WE 03.04 - SA 06.04 GELARE KOSHGOZARAN Medina Wasl: Connecting Town
WE 10.04 - SA 13.04 BEATRICE GIBSON I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead
WE 17.04 - SA 20.04 TAMAR GUIMARÃES O Ensaio
WE 24.04 - SA 27.04 GERALD MACHONA Survive
WE 01.05 - SA 04.05 PAULINE JULIER Naturales Historiae

TOPICALITY

SA 02.02 READING GROUP on queering w/ Tessel Veneboer & Stine Sampers​​​​
WE 06.02 Really Animated Conversations Episode II: Black Histories in Bloom
TH 07.02 SMALL TALK on borders
TH 21.02 SMALL TALK on ableism & able-bodiedness
TH 07.03 SMALL TALK on language & race
SA 09.03 READING GROUP on activist literature w/ Bledarte
TH 14.03 SMALL TALK on framing
FR 22.03 TOWARDS A NEW COMPASS: NORTH - SOUTH ALLIANCES IN THE ART WORLD w/ Kunstenpunt & Mondriaanfond
SA 06.04 READING GROUP on activist literature w/ Bledarte
TH 11.04 SMALL TALK on spirituality
TH 18.04 SMALL TALK on identity
SA 20.04 READING GROUP on activist literature w/ Bledarte 

EXPO

1 FEB — 23 MAR 2019 NORA TURATO Diffusion Line
1 FEB — 1 JUNE 2019 Mural by BERT HUYGHE

MUSIC

SA 02.02 JERUSALEM IN MY HEART + SLUMBERLAND
TH 07.02 NOSE JOB Chili Release Party
FR 08.02 MONOLITHE NOIR + GUESTS Slowly Changing EP release party
SA 09.02 FRONTAL Black Josh + Deco Comprehension + Vega & Proceed
FR 22.02 NOSE JOB John T. Gast + Weird Dust + Rick Shiver
SA 23.02 LEFTORIUM Sascha Funke
SA - DI 02 - 03.03 KRAAK Festival 2019
SA 09.03 MEGA NOUVEAU PERREO Ms Nina + Pedrolito + Max Le Daron + Mr Orange + Promesses 
TH 14.03 JAY MNG Space Jam release party
MO 18.03 SLOWTHAI + PHASM
FR 22.03 ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI
WE 27.03 XIU XIU + JOHN BENCE
FR 29.03 ZWANGERE GUY afterparty w/ AB
TH - SU 04 - 07.04 BRDCST Festival 2019
TH 25.04 JOSEPHINE FOSTER