Below you'll find all activities of Playground 17 that take place in  STUK. 
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Thu 16, Fri 17, Sat 18 & Sun 19 Nov 17 . 15:00 - 19:00

Elastic Habitat is an immersive installation, a playground of textile sculptures for the viewer to interact with or wear.

Thu 16, Fri 17, Sat 18 & Sun 19 Nov 17 . 11:00-18:00

Using theatre, drawing, literature and sculpture, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, identity and displacement.

Thu 16, Fri 17, Sat 18 & Sun 19 Nov 17 . 12:00 - 18:00

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.

Sun 19 Nov 17 . 17:00

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.

Sat 18, Sat 18, Sun 19 & Sun 19 Nov 17 . 17:00

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.

Sun 19 Nov 17 . 14:00

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.

Sat 18, Sun 19 & Sun 19 Nov 17 . 19:00

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.

Thu 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 Nov 17 . 22:30

Outside, it’s dark, and you wish you were holding a glass of whiskey. And then, the music starts ...

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Nov 17 . 19:00

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.

Thu 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 Nov 17 . 15:00

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.

Sat 18 Nov 17 . 14:00

Since 2012 Corpus functions as a collaborative network for commissioning and presenting new performance work in a visual art context. The aim of the six core partners is to establish a new kind of structure that might improve the conditions for commissionin

Fri 17 & Fri 17 Nov 17 . 16:00

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.

Thu 16 & Fri 17 Nov 17 . 21:30

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.

Thu 16 & Fri 17 Nov 17 . 21:00

Intelligent machines are increasingly important to our society.

Fri 17 Nov 17 . 11:00 - 18:00

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.

Thu 16, Thu 16, Fri 17 & Fri 17 Nov 17 . 14:00

In Royalty, a pre-recorded male voice recounts a seemingly significant occurrence.

Sun 20 Nov 16 . 14:30 - 17:30

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.

Sun 20 Nov 16 . 19:00

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.

17 - 20 November

In 1966 Argentinian author, critic and psycho-analyst Oscar Masotta organised three happenings (or anti-happenings).

17 - 20 November

Elma is a site-specific audio piece made for the museum space at M.

18 - 20 November

Loosely based on personal texts written by the artist that were translated into gestures by performers, this video examines the moment, how m

17 - 20 November

A prostitute, a First World War soldier, a mi- notaur, a 19th-century French grisette.

17 - 20 November

A pathologist examines the body of a woman whose own organs demonstrate their confusion and misunderstanding of her suicide.

19 - 20 November

In one more thing, Benjamin Verdonck unpacks a miniature theatre from a suitcase.

17 - 20 November

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.

19 - 20 November

A man has been found dead and his identity is unknown.

19 - 20 November

Advertising photography plays on our desires.

Sat 19 Nov 16 . 20:00

After his absurdist game show 27 Gnosis in 2013, Michael Portnoy is bringing his new performance to Playground.

17 - 19 November

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

17 - 19 November

In Anna Barham’s live production reading groups, meaning proliferates from the physical surface of language - the sound, rh

Fri 18 Nov 16 . 20:00

In this choreographic installation, black industrial materials and a human figure continually transform, though sometimes almost imperceptibly, while they influence one another.

Fri 18 Nov 16 . 17:00

From Bruegel to Leonardo to Panamarenko. Flying is a popular theme in art.

Thu 17 Nov 16 . 21:30

How can movement be turned into a language?

Thu 17 Nov 16 . 19:00

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.

17 Nov 2016, 17:00 & 21:00

Through the voices, bodies and actions of four performers, the lives of two characters, Peter and Mary, and their domestic wo