If animals are artists, how do and can we perform together?
11h-12h30: workshop “Hypnose interespèces” by Marie Lisel. Only by reservation at email@example.com
12h30-13h30: lunch break
13h30-15h30: introduction by Lucille Calmel & conference by Clyde Lepage: “L’art de la performance avec/pour/par les animaux non-humains – pratiques amateurs, scientifiques et artistiques“. Also available online.
15h30-16h: performance FLAIR by Alexane Sanchez & Walter
Lucille Calmel is a performer, director, author, digital artist, researcher and teacher. Since her arrival in Brussels in 2005, she has worked on collaborations, research and programming in the flesh and/or online involving performance, sound and visual poetry, experimental music and digital scenes. In 2015, she was invited for a digital retrospective at the Centre Puertas de Castilla in Murcia (ES) and in 2019 published the monograph when i’m bad i’m better, edited by Antoine Pickels and remixed by Kidnap Your Designer. In 2021, within and around the fnrs/frART research project l’animal que donc je suis, she is working on a publication in collaboration with Macklin Kowal in the academic revue Formules, a program of LOLanimales pieces in collaboration with Renaud Giuliano and Clyde Lepage at the Fiminco Foundation in Romainville and the Les Limbes gallery in Saint-Étienne (curators: Lucile Haute and Hélène Gughenheim), as well as a research residency with Damien Petitot and Gaëtan Rusquet… She also teaches installation-performance at the ERG, and, since 2019, for a university certificate in gender and sexuality at the ULB.
Clyde Lepage is a Belgian visual artist based in Brussels. In 2019, she graduated from ESA Le Septantecinq with a Bachelor’s degree in photography with great distinction. She is currently studying at ESA l’ERG, in the Master performance and installation program. Her documentary photographic work has been published and exhibited, notably at the LUMIX Festival for Young Visual Journalism in Hanover in 2020, and at the Centre Culturel de Namur/Abattoirs de Bomel, where she was invited for a residency during the summer of 2020. Her performative work La position des coudes (or a feminist response to manspreading) won 1st prize at the competition “Female Symbols and Urban Space” organised by Maison Amazone, Brussels. It has since been exhibited several times and disseminated during the program STRIDING BODIES: Procession in Performance Art, organised by Hector Canonge, for the international performance art network INPA in December 2020.
Alexane Sanchez (1997, France) obtained a Master’s degree in painting, performance option at La Cambre in 2020. She performed Souviens-toi at the Trouble Festival in 2019 and Parade in the Écho/Écart programme in September 2020 at KANAL – Centre Pompidou Brussels. Her explorations focus on the relationship between that which is human and its inherent animality. Expressive media such as painting, drawing and performance enable her to interweave a network where the living can metaphorically flourish. From this perspective, her body is the instrument offering an embodiment or energy source for her thoughts. The gestures, colours, forms and raw materials used enable her to question the living’s modes of existence, the relationships woven between each being, as well as the metamorphoses that can therein germinate, in the image of a pensée sauvage that restores, albeit only metaphorically, an intense form of alterity.
As an artist and practitioner of Ericksonian hypnosis, Marie Lisel’s research has led her to experiment with a diversity of trances, spontaneous movement and sound, synesthesia, gender fluidity, animal connections, relationships to transitional objects, creation under hypnosis, the dreamlike journey of transformation, ritual. She conducts research and artistic creations (Léa Drouet, Gaëtan Rusquet, Violaine Lochu…) in various locations (Wiels, KASK, Balsamine, Museum of Toulouse, nemo biennial, FRAC Lorraine, théâtre des Amandiers…) and on the radio-waves (RTBF, RTS, France Culture…).
11:00 > 16:00
Maison Amazone, Brussels
All meetings will be in french.
To purchase a ticket for the conference only, click here.
The conference is also available online.
In partnership with Amazone as well as with Lucille Calmel as part of her research project l’animal que donc je suis (performance art with-by-for animals); in collaboration with ESA Le 75, ENSAV La Cambre, ESA ERG. With the support of the Fond de la recherche en art––fond national de recherche scientifique, and of the Commission des Arts Plastiques de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.