The artist likes to mix straight-talk and care of and concern for the other. She revives memories of her mixed heritage and her Catholic upbringing so as to offer individual meetings, observable from the outside, in the crypt of the Église Saint-Josse, combining foot care, readings of sacred texts, offerings, and dialogue. Transmission and ritual.

Ophélie Mac (BE)

Ophélie Mac is an activist afro-feminist artist who defines herself as a ceramist-performer; she has been working in Brussels since 2012. She questions her roots, her dual culture, her religions, her intimacy and the relationship with the public. She has performed in Brussels at the Halles de Schaerbeek, at the Kaaistudio’s, at the Brass, and at the Ateliers Claus during “ceremonies.” The spoken element, a late arrival in her work that combines hedonism and straight-talk, has today become a central part of her performances.


2019/05/021800 02.05.2019
18:00 > 20:00
Crypte de l'église de Saint-Josse, Brussels
2019/05/031800 03.05.2019
18:00 > 20:00
Crypte de l'église de Saint-Josse, Brussels
2019/05/041400 04.05.2019
14:00 > 18:00
Crypte de l'église de Saint-Josse, Brussels
2019/05/051400 05.05.2019
14:00 > 18:00
Crypte de l'église de Saint-Josse, Brussels

Crypt of the Saint-Josse church. Tickets to be collected at Studio Thor. The public can enter and exit as they wish, attend the treatment or receive the treatment.


Festival pass : 35€
1 Day pass: 15€ (12€ for students, -25 years old)
Booking only via starting from the 28th March.


In partnership with: BOZAR Performing Arts, ENSAV-La Cambre, Infini Théâtre, Master en arts du spectacle vivant de l’ULB, Radio Panik, Ten Noey, Unité pastorale Les Coteaux, Lycée Guy Cudell, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles/Promotion de Bruxelles, Service public francophone bruxellois, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Commune de Saint-Josse,


The performance get-together in Brussels is back!

After nine editions in different places and a hiatus lasting several years, the festival re-surfaces, this time in a more user-friendly format, where henceforth the Thor Studio will be its epicenter.


For its tenth edition – and the first in this new context – TROUBLE is named “redux” (from the latin term which means the identical restauration, but also the return, what comes back). Numerous works question the re-living (a moment), the re-doing (an action), the re-starting, and the renewal : ideas that seem opposed to what we think of performative art. We’ll see the contrary through all twenty-two performances, with artists coming from far away (such as the californian body artist Ron Athey or the feminist afghan Kubra Khademi), but also with emblematic belgian performers such as Gwendolin Robin or Claude Cattelain. Several propositions will be musical or festive. TROUBLE will also ride on the Radio Panik waves, pass through the audacity of young artists from La Cambre, or take some time for reflectional, philosophical and critical moments. The festival will strongly be part of his neighbourhood, particularly in his close surroudings, from a school’s yard to a church crypt, from a mysterious alley to the Saint-Josse square… With several propositions for a limited number of publics, the first arrived will be the best served. A journey with multiple possible ways, thought by the curator Antoine Pickels, to be living for an evening, a day, a week-end or for a four days immersion.


Box Office

Booking only via starting from the 28th March.


Festival Pass: 35€

1 Day Pass: 15€ (12€ for students, -25 years old)

Specific reservations

Some propositions have – very – limited slots. Those ones, following your ticket booking, require a reservation with our team at, or at +32 (0)2 223 26 00.



Studio Thor, rue Saint-Josse 49, 1210 Brussels

Stib: métro 2/6 (Madou), bus 29/63/59 (Saint-Josse), bus 57 (Gutenberg) Villo: station Place Saint-Josse. Bycicles: thanks for attaching your bikes on the Saint-Josse square.


The ticket office is at Studio Thor. You can come here to withdraw your bracelets.

The majority of the artistic propositions take place at Studio Thor. The other ones are located in a 5 minutes walk radius: the Church’s crypt, the Guy Cudell Highschool’s yard, salle Sapiens… A Trouble agent will guide you.

A systematic control of the bracelets is made at the entrance.



+32 (0)2 223 26 00

Trouble #11 © Stanislav Dobak