23.04.2022 - 08.05.2022

A Two Dogs Company
Brussels (B)

EXTRACTIONS 22 is an exhibition that brings together different artists who work along the themes of extraction and landscapes. The selection of installations, new and mixed media, photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, performances and music, sketches an image of humankind that seems to have no other choice than to exploit its environment. Extraction does not only mean destruction, or at least not right away. It can also mean cultivation, making land available for growing crops. Nowadays, extraction has degenerated into consumption, a devastating process that is wreaking havoc at micro and macro levels, from our intimate thoughts to the layers of the Earth. EXTRACTIONS 22 is the second edition of this annual exhibition organised by Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company and takes place in the company’s atelier.

Photo credit © Barthélemy Antoine-Lœff, Soleil Noir, installation, 2017

23 April - 8 May 2022
Saturday & Sunday
14:00 - 18:00

With photographs, sculptures, paintings & installations by:
Barthélemy Antoine-Lœff
Alexis Destoop
Justine Emard
Gloria Friedmann
Ritsart Gobyn
Kiki Smith
Kris Verdonck
Cindy Wright

With performances by:
Nick Steur
Kris Verdonck 
Michael Schmid
Yannick Guédon

A Two Dogs Company 
Rue Adolphe Lavallée 41
1080 Molenbeek (B)


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Europalia Trains & Tracks: SCREENS

19.04.2022 - 29.04.2022

Event on train

Just like any other form of transport, the train has altered our perception of distance and space: speed makes distances shorter. Moreover, with the arrival of the Internet, the entire world is just a mouse click away: it comes to us in real time via all sorts of screens. Conversely, we go out into the world with a screen in our hand to record, adjust and share landscapes, monuments, and other landmarks. How does that affect our experience of the here and now? Can we still distinguish the ‘real’ world from the virtual one? For SCREENS, you get on a train and find yourself in another world: the windows of the carriage turn into high resolution screens showing images created in a model train landscape. As you travel along the Belgian railway network, you feel like you are rolling through toy versions of other landscapes and cities. From the ‘real’ world to an unreal, virtual world. As if you are travelling inside Google Maps, or in the Caribbean, thanks to a filter on Zoom... Kris Verdonck perfects illusion in this new immersive video installation. When you get on a train in Screens, you sit inside a real carriage and at the same time you are elsewhere. You are ‘real’ in an artificial toy world. Both here, and not here: an ultimate form of being in transit?  


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22.03.2022 - 26.03.2022

Le Safran, Amiens (F)

NEMO OBSERVATORIUM 02002 by Lawrence Malstaf.
Styrofoam particles are blown around in a big transparent PVC cylinder by 5 strong fans. Visitors can take place one by one on the armchair in the middle of the whirlpool or observe from the outside. On the chair, in the eye of the storm it is calm and safe.Spectacular at first sight, this installation turns out to mesmerise as a kind of meditation machine. One can follow the seemingly cyclic patterns, focus on the different layers of 3D pixels or listen to its waterfall sound. One could call it a training device, challenging the visitor to stay centred and find peace in a fast changing environment. After a while the space seems to expand and one's sense of time deludes.


Land/scape N.1 in F.A.S.T /// Femmes Arts Sciences Technologies

11.03.2022 - 06.03.2022

U.L.B - Université Libre de Bruxelles
High Voltage Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, Brussels (B)

Ohme invites you to F.A.S.T. Femmes Arts Sciences Technologies, an exhibition shedding light , from an historical and artistic points of view, on the invisibilization of women in the history of art, science and technology. 

Land/scape N.1 by Laura Colmenares Guerra is the first of a series of installations/sculptures, based on ongoing research that deals with the notion of landscape in relation to the Western conceptions of nature and natural. The series explores how these geopolitical concepts are found in the periphery of what we consider artificial structures or conceived by the Human. The notion of nature that arises from the relationship between aesthetics and geography involves a narrative constructed both visually and linguistically. Both logics, the representation and the categorization of the world, correspond to a utilitarian ethic. They encode, categorize a visual order and generate hierarchy.

The strategy of framing material reality transforms the environment into a mental structure through which the subject in the West establishes its relationship with the cosmos. The notion of landscape cannot be reduced to its physical reality, or to the natural sceneries it represents; it is actually extra – natural, it conveys the particular relationship between society and its environment.

Laura Colmenares Guerra

Newsletter Annelies Van Parys

22.02.2022 - 28.05.2022

Various Locations
B & NL

Annelies Van Parys / News & Agenda February - March 2022
IVO VAN HOVE / MUZIEKTHEATER TRANSPARANT // DAGBOEK VAN EEN VERDWENENE at DE SINGEL International Arts Centre, Antwerp (B) - CHANTS D'AUVERGNE | OXALYS at Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft, Bornem (B) - World Creation: ECO... DEL VUOTO (in memoriam Luc Brewaeys) by Concertgebouworkest at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam (NL) - World Creation: Pianoconcerto by Antwerp Symphony Orchestra at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent & Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp (B) - Article in de lage landen / the low countries

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tele-present wind at Mois Multi 2022

09.02.2022 - 27.02.2022

Quebec (CA)

At first glance, tele-present wind (2018)  by David Bowen could be perceived as a plant-like oddity composed of 126 dried plant branches mounted on metal rods. This undulating symphony is actually orchestrated by the wind’s blow, the intensity of which is captured via anemometers located in Minnesota, USA. This reconstituted mini-forest, acting as the promise of a somewhat disturbing mechanical future, rises and sways in unison, giving the scene a strange aura: that of a still life yet very much alive. The sound of the moving metal rods, like leaves caressed by the breeze, reinforces the organic spirit of the installation. tele-present wind is in fact a shifted representation of fluid dynamics, the main subject here being the observation of the movement of wind.

Mois Multi
David Bowen

BOREAS / SLOW (36 h) 2022

05.02.2022 - 06.01.2022

Concertgebouw Brugge
Brugge (B°

During this third edition SLOW (36h), Concertgebouw Brugge (B) give you 36 hours to stop and reflect in a society that is all too often rushing forward. Inspired by ancient and other cultures, we experience a different notion of time, by stopping the clock and getting maximal enjoyment from minimal resources.

BOREAS 02007, an installation by Lawrence Malstaf is installed in the Concert Hall.  Admission is free with a ticket for the performances by Keiko ShichijoTaurus Quartet or Organo.

BOREAS 02007 is a matrix of tubes is spread out equally over the room. They bend over extremely slowly as if a slow motion wind were touching them. Leaning into one another they reaching out like the tentacles of a giant snail. The room continuously transforms from a geometric grid to an unpredictable organic structure and back. Order to chaos to order in a never ending cycle. 

Saturday 5 February 2022 
11:00 - Keiko Shichijo
20:00 - Taurus Quartet

Sunday 6 February 2022
16:30 - Organo



01.02.2022 - 01.03.2022

Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company
Brussels (B)

DEMO is Kris Verdonck's first short film.
(in production)

The starting point for this film project is the performance UNTITLED, a show by Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company that premiered at the Kaaitheater in 2014. DEMO follows the genre of silent film, slapstick, musical and cartoons, as well as the style of the numerous uploads on YouTube and other social media.

DEMO is a social and absurdist portrait of Bee, an artist looking for work. Bee is homeless, lives under a bridge in the Brussels Canal Zone and is dressed as a mascot.  He makes videos of himself with his smartphone and hopes to one day find an audience. His main activity is boredom, an existential boredom, he just doesn't know what to do.

In DEMO, we follow Bee's path and his stunts for two days and three nights. His tricks are aimless and nonsensical, and as the days progress his existence begins to weigh on him. His surroundings - a clash of banks, art institutions, homeless people, refugees, expensive apartments and drug addicts - are indifferent. He is part of the scenery that nevertheless defines him and in which he simultaneously disappears. The enthusiasm with which he tries to entertain becomes increasingly extreme, wry and dangerous, to the point of being suicidal. Suicide is unfortunately not an option, cartoon characters don't die, they rise again and again.

Bee lives in a harsh reality and - just because of that - also in his imagination, in his madness and hallucinations. His big dream is to perform for an audience in one of the great art houses on the canal, Kaaitheater and KANAL - Centre Pompidou. There is much that stands in the way of the realization of this dream, not least his poor artistic skills. He thinks he knows great tricks, but in reality it doesn't amount to much, he fails or things go wrong.

Concept and Direction: Kris Verdonck
Dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle
Performance: Marc Iglesias
Musician: Michael Schmid
Costumes: An Breugelmans, Eefje Wijnings, Karolien Nuyttens, Stephanie Becquet
Camera: Vincent Pinckaers
Production manager: Erik Lambert
Production: A Two Dogs Company
Coproduction: Quetzalcoatl, Shelterprod
With the support of: VAF - Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Tax shelter incentive of the Belgian federal government



the low countries

Whether it’s chamber opera, music theatre, compositions for orchestra, choir or solo instruments, Annelies Van Parys has mastered it all. The Flemish composer, winner of numerous awards, is now one of the most sought-after contemporary composers in Europe. So what makes her talent so unique?

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Artifice Numérique #4: Végétalisons

19.11.2021 - 05.12.2021

Le Hublot
Nice (F)

growth rendering device
This system provides light and food in the form of hydroponic solution for the plant. The plant reacts to the device by growing. The device in-turn reacts to the plant by producing a rasterized inkjet drawing of the plant every twenty-four hours. After a new drawing is produced the system scrolls the roll of paper approximately four inches so a new drawing can be produced during the next cycle. The system runs indefinitely and the final outcome is not predetermined.

David Bowen - growth rendering device
Artifice Numérique