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Bâtard Festival

Bâtard Brussels

Bâtard Festival Brussel and Veem House for Performance present Closing the Space Between Us, the first joint edition of Bâtard Festival in Amsterdam since its twelve years of existence. One festival in two cities, that in both cities will take place in one space only.

We open our house like a fort holding in the tumult, like a protest occupation. This year’s Bâtard is to be a safe space for dangerous ideas, an important space in which smaller spaces – the artworks and propositions – entrench themselves and begin to build an infinity of forms and thoughts. For us, the cohabition of many places in this one space as a way to create the conditions for temporary articulations and intimate or rough collisions. One shared multi-space to physicalize the shared mental space of the festival. One space where the fictive spaces and the real spaces with their specific symbols and sensations congregate to become one single experience.

One space as a political situation. One space as a metaphor as much as a geographical location. One space in which there can be some ‘them’ and some ‘you’, but there is mostly an ‘us’. One space in which the space between us all is closing. A space where we only seem to be in more need of the last weeks…

The Bâtard-evenings stand for bridging the gaps and the hybridization of expectations and receptions, of presentation and reflection.

We proudly present the following artists: Clément Layes, Critical Practice Group, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Dittrich Frydetzki | Dreit | Flegel | Froelicher | Grief | Melzer | Worpenberg, Hana Miletic, Hamza Halloubi, Jaha Koo, Louis Vanhaverbeke & Oneka von Schrader, Nathan Fain & Maria Rößler, Scripted Reality.

9 December 2015


10 December 2015


11 December 2015


12 December 2015




Lolling and Rolling – Jaha Koo 

Phi & Laurine – Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen

The Palm of Your Hand – Vera Tussing


Staying Alive – Cie Public in Private / Jasna L. Vinovrski

Letter to Aura – Hamza Halloubi 

Title – Clement Layes


Unser arm gegen uns / Our arms against us – Scripted Reality (Jacob Bussmann, Bettina Földesi, Ruth Schmidt, Tilman Aumüller) 

Lecture – Daniel Blanga-Gubbay

Your Facades are Peeling off like Red Onions – Hana Miletic


Right Is the Might of the Community – Nathan Fain and Maria Roessler 

City Rising – Metahaven 

Steppengesänge – Dittrich Frydetzki / Dreit / Flegel / Froelicher / Grief / Worpenberg

Bâtard Brussels

Life Long Burning, EU Culture, De Brakke Grond Beursschouwburg, deBuren, VGC in Brussel