A lot of reading, writing, walking, drinking and protesting
The June issue usually gives way to a new 20-something list, featuring models, musicians, actors, illustrators, fashion designers, photographers, artists, architects,... and so much more. The people who are a representation of young society in Belgium, a generation ready to rule our world. In 2020, hence the double number, we’re serving you, hungry hearts, 2 editions of our acclaimed list. That’s right, we’re doubling the number of features, starting a bit earlier. Let us introduce you to the faces you didn't realise you wanted to meet!
(Iris Donders, Judith Dhondt, Marius Lefever & Senne Vanderschelden) Performative Arts \ Work Space, self-organizing collective in constant movement, Ghent
What do we & our readers need to remember about you?
We’re a nomadic workspace and collective which is in constant transformation and continuously adopting different roles.
What is the (near) future bringing you?
Our collective is graduating with a collective thesis. The thesis will find form in a (performative) publication.
Our collective utopia is basic income, permaculture, equality, and a lot of trees
What does your heart go faster these days?
Black Lives Matter, climate change, ... – the state the world is in general...! And questioning how to act as a collective in these times...
What’s your favourite lockdown book?
Iris: Wanderlust - Rebecca Solnit .
Senne: A Breath Of Life - Clarice Lispector.
Marius: The Divine Comedy - Dante Aleghieri.
Judith: A Field Guide To Getting Lost - Rebecca Solnit (thank you, Iris!).
What would you like to be doing in 10 years?
With PA\WS we’re planning on writing a dialogue in our publication/thesis on how we imagine our future. We want to evolve in supporting each other collectively, motivate and support each other’s practices and practices of other artists.
What’s your utopia?
Our collective utopia is basic income, permaculture, equality, and a lot of trees.
What’s your favourite lockdown Instagram account?
We once took over @hettheaterfestival account; we still have the login, be aware!
How important are fellow companions now?
We acknowledge the strength of physical togetherness, collective thinking and practising. It generates multidisciplinarity and multilingualism. More than ever it’s important to re-think our practices as artists and human beings. It’s time to re-connect, but differently with our environment and with the other!
We acknowledge the strength of physical togetherness, collective thinking and practising
What is the latest/future project you are working on?
First, we will finish our thesis and master project in which we’ll try to build an installation with all the footage from our different walks and different imaginations.
What will the second part of 2020 bring you?
PA\WS: We’ll be having our graduation show at the beginning of September 2020.
Senne & Judith: We’ll be working within the collective NOON on our third performance.
Marius: I’m trying to show my short movie Festina Lente. Next to this, I will be working on my film and play based on The Divine Comedy.
Iris: I’m the only one who’s actually out of school from this year on, which means that I’m confronted with the financial struggles within the cultural field.
Trees are probably much smarter than human beings
What is the most important thing you’ve learned lately?
Iris: Trees are probably much smarter than human beings.
Judith: Trust in your closest friends.
Senne: Intimate sharing is the most beautiful form of sharing.
Marius: Learning to be alone.
Comfort food/speciality dish now?
Marius: Shitake, Asian aubergine (baked in semi-sweet soy sauce), peppers, mange-touts, bok choy and soy-burgers marinated in soy sauce, garlic and ginger, coconut and a pinch of lemon topped with sesame seeds. Hmmm
Judith: Gnocchi alla sorrentina
Senne: Grilled langoustines with a bunch of red onion and garlic. They are also very nice with a grapefruit-butter sauce.