Constellations is a co-learning programme for artists of all disciplines with a project in progress around performing art in the city.
For two days a month between January and April 2024, a dozen or so artists will discuss their respective practices, based on the sharing of a particular question that they raise in their work.
This will be done through the presentation of prototypes (a short artistic proposal that allows you to test an idea without becoming attached to it!) which will then be observed, worked on, dissected, loved and cherished by the whole group during feedback moments.
Constellations is also a laboratory for thinking together about performing art in the city, and attempting to sketch out the contours of the notions of public space and situated artistic practices.
For this year's programme, the Cifas is inviting Anna Rispoli as the artist in dialogue (or, if you like, the North Star) to lend her perspective to the artists in the constellations and put their respective projects into perspective. Alongside the collective feedback sessions, she will be initiating a more cross-disciplinary dialogue based on her own artistic research. She will propose the notion of conflict and therefore also of the limit (of life, of the body, of systemic oppression) to explore the antagonistic, protesting and transforming dimension of public space and time; before also inviting in other notions such as: locality, attention, speculation, disruption, pleasure in activism, the collective and political dimension of affectivity, or performance as a tool of struggle.
In short, Constellations is a tool for:
learning new methodologies in order to discover other possible ways of writing for your own artistic project
giving and receiving feedback
exploring and refining research questions specific to creation in public space
discovering other artists questioning similar subjects, and share practices
strengthening artistic solidarity in an artistic sector that is still very much based on competition
We'll be testing ideas, meeting new practices, discussing issues linked to the challenges of creating in public spaces, and keeping warm!
For artists of all levels of experience who have a project in progress in performing art, in all disciplines, that questions the city and/or public space.
Artist in dialogue
Flore Herman (facilitator, mediator, dramaturg)
Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th January 2024
Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th February 2024
Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th March 2024
Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th April 2024
La Bellone, Rue de Flandre 46, 1000 Brussels
40 € per day for each participant (volunteer contract)
Selection & deadline
The call for application for Constellations 2024 is now closed.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get into touch:
+32 472 84 85 74