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PILAR ASAP is back, and it’s feeling sensual. With this healing edition, the festival wants to redefine sexual energy with art, music, and even a Sunday brunch. Here’s a selection of five events.

OPENING NIGHT WITH BRIKABRAK 

02.03.2023 - Pilar Building

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On the 2nd of March, the collective will be opening the PILAR ASAP festival. DJ collective Brikabrak is here to bring diversity to Belgium’s nightlife scene. From downtempo Afrobeats and Amapiano to fast-paced Batida and UK Bass, they bring influences from all over the world to create a unique dancefloor experience.

 

REDEFINING SEXUAL ENERGY: EXHIBITION CURATED BY NEOZA GOFFIN AND MAARTEN VANERMEN

02.03.2023 - 30.03.2023 - Pilar Expo

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What do you first think of when you hear sexual energy? It is not something to be taken for granted. It transcends physical sensations. It has real healing power. These ideas can be traced back thousands of years ago. Eastern spiritual movements such as Tantra and Tao bring a vision that goes beyond the current Western understanding of sexuality. Curators Neoza Goffin and Maarten Vanermen selected six artists that bring these ideas to light. On the 2nd of March, the artists will also engage in a participatory performance that highlights the theme of the exhibition.

MONTAGE W/ KABLAM, GOLCE, STELLA K & MORE 

17.03.2023 - Pilar Box Free for members

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Sonically and visually, MONTAGE has created an environment where we can unleash our demons with love and care. They know how to put together bass-driven events with a touch of softness. It’s a place where the experimental feels warm and inviting, where you can be yourself and explore others. Join Dybbuk, tau contrb, Golce, Stella K, KABLAM, Laura Conant, and crat on the 17th of March at the Pilar Box.

 

COUNTERSEX EDUCATION, PERFORMANCE BY MAXIME DREESEN 

21.03.2023 - Pilar Box

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Where’s the fun in sex education? In Countersex Education, performer and artist Maxime Dreesen steers away from the macabre and the fleshy; there’s more to sex than our genitals’ anatomy and the horrors of STIs. Autobiographical anecdotes turn into universal political messages about gender, sexuality, and the queer experience.

 

MATINÉE X DAUWTRIP PRESENT Đ.K., LAWRENCE LE DOUX AND MORE 

26.03.2023 - Pilar Building

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This one’s for your lazy Sundays and your hungry tummies. For the past year, Matinée has been organizing nomadic slow music brunches all over Brussels. This time, they’re collaborating with Brussels and Ghent-based family Dauwtrip. You will be able to enjoy the eclectic lineup while relaxing in the spacious hall. Come as you are: bring your pillow, your blanket, your book, your friends, or whatever you’d like. Matinée will be serving brunch, so come with an empty stomach!

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