Bâtard 2015, Closing the space between us

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For a while, its future was in the balance, as back in the summer, we heard that the annual project grant was cancelled for this platform that gives emerging artists opportunities and bags of energy.  Despite this, the edition of 2015 is being extended and shrinking at the same time! Bâtard Festival continues to surprise …

Extended?   Besides a Brussels edition, an Amsterdam equivalent is being staged, with the Veem House for performance being the place to be.
Shrinking?
This year, Bâtard is no longer taking up the entire building, but will be operating from a single space: the (golden) theatre hall. The Bâtard headquarters will be a hotbed for loving, but poignant protests, a safe haven for dangerous ideas, a fortress surrounded by urban commotion.
In this space, all Bâtard projects find a home.

One festival, one space, one audience
The theatre hall serves as a microcosm, a multipurpose room as a political metaphor. The festival turns back on itself, goes underground and gives birth to a whole gang of bastards. Bâtard Festival will be a truly artistic guerrilla. Reculer pour mieux sauter! 

Enter with us this shared, occupied and brooding space and let us bridge distances during three varied Bâtard evenings. Happen upon the work and thoughts of both old friends and new faces.


Day 1

Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek presents:
►18:00 — 19:00:
Roel Heremans: Duet A (White Cube)
Stijn Demeulenaere: Nothing’s going to happen to us ... (Blackbox)
►19:00 — 20:00:
Edurne Rubio: The Visitors (Zilveren zaal)

Bâtard presents :
►20:00 — 23:00 (Gouden zaal):
Bryana Fritz & Christoffer Schieche: Sixteen candles
Hana Miletic: Your façades are peeling off like red onions
Ola Maciejewska: TEKTON


Day 2

Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek presents:
►18:00 — 19:00:
Roel Heremans: Duet A (White Cube)
Stijn Demeulenaere: Nothing’s going to happen to us ... (Blackbox)
►19:00 — 20:00:
Bryana Fritz & Christoffer Schieche: The Breakfast Club (Zilveren zaal)

Bâtard presents:
►20:00 — 23:00 (Gouden zaal)
Jaha Koo: Lolling and Rolling
Metahaven: Black Transparency
Tilman Aumüller / Jacob Bussmann / Bettina Földesi / Christopher Krause / Arne Salasse / Ruth Schmidt (ScriptedReality): Das Stück mit der Zweckmässigkeitsfrage / The piece concerning the question of purposefulness


Day 3


Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek presents:
►18:00 — 19:00:
Roel Heremans: Duet A (White Cube)
Stijn Demeulenaere: Nothing’s going to happen to us ... (Blackbox)
►19:00 — 20:00:
Oneka von Schrader: A fish in a wolf-workshop (Zilveren zaal)

Bâtard presents:
►20:00 — 23:00 (Gouden zaal)
Dounia Mahammed: Salut Copain
Ola Maciejewska: LOIE FULLER: RESEARCH
Metahaven: City Rising
Dittrich Frydetzki / Dreit / Flegel / Froelicher / Grief / Melzer / Worpenberg: Schichten