In Royalty, a pre-recorded male voice recounts a seemingly significant occurrence.
The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.
Using theatre, drawing, literature and sculpture, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, identity and displacement.
Elastic Habitat is an immersive installation, a playground of textile sculptures for the viewer to interact with or wear.
The museum conceals an impressive variety of things: culture, sensations, ideas, large alleys, roofs, ceilings, walls, colours, shapes, densities, ... Yet, some things are missing, which is good, because those gaps leave room for imagination, for the audience, and other unexpected things.
Intelligent machines are increasingly important to our society.
For Playground, Agnès Geoffray presents two works. In the video Sutures, photos follow and flow into one another, vying for attention to challenge our gaze.
Outside, it’s dark, and you wish you were holding a glass of whiskey. And then, the music starts ...
The sculpture WONDER-WHAT-TIME-IT-IS is inspired by a short story by the American author Edgar Allen Poe. The story is set in the city of Vondervotteimittiss where life is controlled by a bell tower. One day, an outsider disrupts life in the town.
The buren collective interprets two characters from Ever Is Over All, a 1997 video work by Pipilotti Rist in which a carefree woman in blue dress smashes car windows while a passing policewoman nods in approval.
In Volatile substances Julian Weber continues his research on traditional japanese tea ceremonies. Looking at this ancient tradition from a present choreographic and sculptural perspective he investigates into the forming of the body due to the practice of tea.
The Bridegroom is a short dialogue between an author and his niece, Pamela. Using mime, choreographies and Guy de Cointet’s characteristic style, they try to find the woman a partner.
A Breath cycle is a variable and varied collection of performances about breathing. All creations depart from the same protocol: guidelines for performers and audiences, handed out at the start of the performance.
Feeling For You is an ongoing, frequently updated performance lecture that reverse engineers the artist’s practice through a series of personal anecdotes, google searches, images, audience reactions, and video clips.
Meryem Bayram’s work focuses on the relationship between human behaviour and the constructed environment. Using wood, cardboard, and elastic, she creates installations that suggest a physical space while simultaneously challenging the body to change that space.
For this birthday edition, Playground launched a call to several art schools in Belgium and abroad that have visited Playground in the past 10 years. A number of current and former students presented a project tailored for Playground.
We are remixers. We are thieves.
And then there’s natural selection.
We pick up where the last human has left it.
We are in the business of making it our own.
We are repectable thieves.
In 1966 Argentinian author, critic and psycho-analyst Oscar Masotta organised three happenings (or anti-happenings).
Elma is a site-specific audio piece made for the museum space at M.
Loosely based on personal texts written by the artist that were translated into gestures by performers, this video examines the moment, how m
A prostitute, a First World War soldier, a mi- notaur, a 19th-century French grisette.
A pathologist examines the body of a woman whose own organs demonstrate their confusion and misunderstanding of her suicide.
In one more thing, Benjamin Verdonck unpacks a miniature theatre from a suitcase.
Stored away under the flickering tube lights of a faculty basement, a silent crowd of replica Greco-Roman statues awaits chance visitors, while they digest their improbable biographies marked by fire, migration, fragmentation and disrepair.
A man has been found dead and his identity is unknown.
Advertising photography plays on our desires.
After his absurdist game show 27 Gnosis in 2013, Michael Portnoy is bringing his new performance to Playground.
In this new work Paul Hendrikse investigates what happens when everyday poses and gestures are taken out of their original context. Procedures For Underground is a movement archive that exists
In Anna Barham’s live production reading groups, meaning proliferates from the physical surface of language - the sound, rh
In this choreographic installation, black industrial materials and a human figure continually transform, though sometimes almost imperceptibly, while they influence one another.
From Bruegel to Leonardo to Panamarenko. Flying is a popular theme in art.
How can movement be turned into a language?
This unique presentation takes its inspiration from the poem Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hazard by Stéphane Mallarmé and a rendition of the same poem by Marcel Broodthaers from 1969.