What do the arts have to teach us about impact? Join our Impact Experiences track to find out.
A curated selection of visual art, theatre, social gatherings, participatory pieces and more, the Impact Experiences track is designed to bring us together around elusive and unexpected social ideas. See the connection between an Andy Warhol skateboard deck and a skatepark built across the globe. Taste trade and migration in a performative dinner. Move to music. Weave a tapestry of change – literally.
Our senses can teach us things a workshop cannot. See the impact. Feel the impact. Experience the impact!
Claudy Jongstra – Guernica de la Ecologia
Created by Claudy Jongsta as an unmissable commentary on the urgency of the climate crisis, Guernica de la Ecologia invites us to examine our positions within our community and nature at large. The piece will be on view, and the artist will feature in Friday’s main stage conversation.
Samah Hijawi – Kitchen. Table.
Samah Hijawi hosts a performative dinner, part of her ongoing project Kitchen. Table. Featuring research on the movement of food-making practices through trade and migration, the dinner begins with the story of the herbs in the eastern Mediterranean herb mixture Za’atar, and continues to weave the stories of people, planet and food.
Merlin Meuris – Home is where I belong
Get a view of Brussels from the eye of a visionary – social, playful, real. Renowned photographer – and Brussels native – Merlin Meuris will show his series “Home is where I belong.”
Espace Fxmme – Getting Softer
Join Espace Fxmme: Getting Softer, a participatory art piece where we’ll weave a web of change together – and share our stories along the way. Getting Softer began a series of workshops on different textile techniques, with the aim of creating a softer way to welcome people to the Espace Fxmme community. Let’s apply some of the same ideas to welcome you to our impact space. In collaboration with Globe Aroma.
Heike Langsdorf – BAGS - the body as counterpart
Artist Heike Langsdorf will present an 'ongoing intervention' – an 'ongoing dis/appearance' as she likes to call it – in BAGS.
Saddie Choua – The Chouas; video installation & introduction
The Chouas by Saddie Choua is an ongoing lifework in episodes, an artwork in which the alienation of immigrant families in Europe, self-portraits in the Diaspora and the spectres of the homeland are explored in multiple narrative threads and media. The artist will introduce a screening of Episode Five: “Am I the only one who is like me?”
Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir & Esther Gatón – Salted Peelings
Salted Peelings brings together Icelandic artist Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir and Spanish artist Esther Gatón, both working with recycled or reused materials to create biomorphic compositions. At Irene Laub Gallery
THE SKATEROOM – art installation and talks
THE SKATEROOM brings together the worlds of social impact, art and skateboarding, funding projects in youth empowerment and education through the sales of their editions: limited runs of skateboard decks with graphics from the biggest names in art — Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Paul McCarthy, Jenny Holzer, Grayson Perry. Check out an exhibition of these editions, accompanied by talks with THE SKATEROOM’s founder, Charles-Antoine Bodson, and the partners that enabled this organisation’s unique and impactful journey.
The Embassy of the North Sea – installation
Diversity is in the interest of all life. Therefore, direct political representation of the sea and the life within it is necessary. The Embassy of the North Sea was founded on the principle that the North Sea owns itself. The Embassy of the North Sea will install a piece that encapsulates their peerless mix of ideology, biology and art.
Movies change minds. At our Impact Cinema programme, we’ll show the power of film to drive positive change, with full-length screenings of impactful documentaries, clips and discussions. It’s our film festival in miniature, focused on impact and ready for... action! Learn more
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