Clyde Lepage is disgusted by meat, by flesh, by the fragile material of our physical existence. According to her, modernity has taught us to turn to the intellect, to reason and the men associated with it, all at the expense of bodies, daily care and the women who are supposed to perform them. This same dualistic thinking has placed non-human animals in the category of non-living; they are only meat.

Clyde Lepage decides to believe in the power of flesh, of the bonds we make and the stories we invent. For Coeur de vache, she took a piece of a cow’s heart and decided to share a moment of life with it. By paying attention to it, she tries to heal the suffering it experienced during its lifetime. She tries to heal it so that it heals her in return.

Clyde Lepage

Clyde Lepage is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist. Performance, photography, video and words – spoken and written – are some of the mediums which she deploys her discourse with. This is fed by her personal history and her political commitments, notably feminist (La position des coudes), ecological and anarchist (Grande Perche). The living and interspecific links occupy an important place in her artistic production (Mise à niveau, Coeur de vache) as well as in her theoretical research (recherche FRArt l’animal que donc je suis with Lucille Calmel). Documents, traces and memory are regularly called upon in her work, which plays with the boundaries between reality and imagination, political issues and the poetry of everyday life.



2022/09/101700 10.09.2022
17:00 > 20:00
Studio Thor, Brussels

Durational piece. Meet Clyde Lepage in the foyer of Studio Thor.


Since several years, visual arts schools in French-Speaking Belgium dedicate part of their curriculum to live art: a response to the new dynamics of these practices in the professional field. One can see new generations of artists appearing, taking over the Belgian and international scenes of performance art, with individual or collective works, multiplying collaborations… They don’t make performance art like their elders, they invent new forms, which need new showing spaces.


A project of ENSAV-La Cambre, in partnership with erg and in corealisation with Studio Thor. Thanks to the suggestions from Le 75, ARBA/ESA (ISAC), ARTS², Beaux-Arts de Liège, Académie Beaux-Arts Tournai. With the support of KANAL – Centre Pompidou, the Wallonia-Brussels Center (Paris), FiPA-ESA (Financing of artistic projects in Higher Artistic Education schools), the Ministry of Higher Education of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation an of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium.


(Pas si) Fragile!, the next performance art generation, the biennial which focuses on young artists involved in performance art, is back in autumn 2022, in a specific form.

In Presence

Three major women performance artists from abroad: Esther Ferrer (ES/FR), Vivian Chinasa Ezugha (NG/UK) and Kubra Khademi (AF/FR). They will present their practices in the framework of a public encounter, will perform personal works, will mentor a dozen of selected young artists, and will give workshops.

Ten performances made by young artists about to leave or recently graduated from art schools: Igor Adamskiy (Arts2), Hilal Aydogdu (Beaux-Arts de Liège), Mejdi Dridi (Académie Beaux-Arts Tournai), Julia Droga (La Cambre – erg), Clyde Lepage (Le 75 – erg), Benjamin Muzart (La Cambre), Dounia Dolbec and David Ramalho (La Cambre), Alexane Sanchez (Saint-Luc – La Cambre), Milø Slayers (ARBA-ESA (ISAC), Loïs Soleil (erg).

Box Office


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Free Entrance


Specific booking

Attention some performances have limited capacity. They need to be booked on the spot.


ENSAV-La Cambre, 21 Abbaye de la Cambre, 1050 Brussels

erg, rue du Page 87, 1050 Brussels

Studio Thor, 49 rue Saint-Josse, 1210 Brussels


Workshop registrations

Your participation in Kubra Khademi or Vivian Chinasa Ezugha’s workshops requires a registration.

To apply: please send a motivation letter and a link to a performance video to before 1/09/2022.


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