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E X H I B I T I O N S :

[The Walking Body] Exhibition Gallery of the Minho University Guimaraes Portugal december 2018 > january 2019.



M A D E . O F . W A L K I N G [ V ]:

[International meeting walking artists]  Prespes, University of West Macedonia Greece 01.07 > 07.07.2019.



A R T . P R O J E C T S :

[Fingers Don't Know What The Hand Will Do] joint project with Annelies Slabbynck CAS Ostend Belgium 2019.



A R T . F E S T V A L S :

[Analogio Festival] Director: Sissy Papathanassiou. Athens Greece 2019.



M E E T I N G S :

[Table Of Meetings] the Milena principle meeting Ostend Belgium 10.02.2019.





See more about the projects in 2019:





Made of Walking (V) walking bodies 2019.


Walking encounters/conference in Prespes Greece, July 1-7 - 2019.

Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia - the Milena principle




Made of Walking (V) will be hosted by the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece and takes place as a joint event with the International Encounters/Conference “WALKING PRACTICES/WALKING ART/WALKING BODIES”. The International Encounters/Conference will be held in the Prespes area of Greece, an unique natural environment with two lakes (Megali Prespa and Mikri Prespa) and a perturbing history of war and displacement for almost 50 years the 20th century, it is still a place of passage today and divided by borders with Albania and FYROM (Macedonia).


The theme of “Walking bodies” refers explicitly to walking together and to groups on the move, embodiment, the nomadic process, migration, the concept of home.


Artists and walking creatives are invited to participate to a residency of a week (arrival in the village of Parades, to create an in individual project open for participation or group project involving walking exploration of the Prespes area. An exhibition with the ongoing results of these walking explorations will be realised in the new Byzantine Museum of Agios Germanos in Prespes, and will travel afterwards as a nomadic exhibition worldwide. The residency will be concluded with a three day international conference (5-7 July) in the nearby village of Lemos about walking bodies and walking arts today in general.


The encounters and exhibition are coordinated/curated by Geert Vermeire and Yannis Ziogas, rector of the Department of Arts of the University of Western Macedonia. The event will take shape in collaboration with a global scientific/artistic committee. Artists and all walking creatives are invited to apply for the residency and/or to present their work at the conference.


Arrival for the residency June 28th to Sunday June 30th till July 7th. Arrival for the conference latest afternoon July 4th. Also attendees are welcome to participate.


Registration is open from now on. Online info group sessions about the region will be organised monthly for artists/creatives desiring to prepare a specific walking project for the area.


For students limited free accomodation is available in the dormitory of the School of Fine Arts. Free camping facilities wiil be offered in the garden of the school and at the shore of the lake. Further accommodation (to be paid by the participants) available in guest rooms and hotels for prices starting at 25 euros/individual room/night. Flights to Thessaloniki and Athens, further transportation by bus/train.



More information and/or your expression of interest via personal message:




[Fingers Don't Know What The Hand Will Do] CAS [Contemporary Art Space] Ostend Belgium 2019.


joint project with artist Annelies Slabbynck and Stefaan van Biesen. Opening: 08.06.2019.



During the years in the work of Annelies Slabbynck, Stefaan van Biesen & Geert Vermeire. 'Hands' have always played an important role. This is what binds them philosophically and artistically. They also share a nomadic vision in which their work travels through the world. This conclusion was the start of a joint project where new works are created and maybe earlier works are being redefined. Work that originated through various perspectives such as work used during or for performances, video and exhibitions. The whole project is a joint process where interaction can arise on each other's work or an artistic response to a specific work of both.



CAS aspires to generate significant audiences for its innovative and diverse programmes through free access and a dynamic profile. CAS is dedicated to confronting local high standard artists' work with high end national and international artists. CAS delivers between eight or ten exciting exhibitions and off-site projects each year, believing that access to, enforcement of and engagement with contemporary art can inspire and enrich our lives, our communities and our world.




[The Walking Body] Exhibition Gallery of the Minho University Guimaraes Portugal december 2018>january 2019.


Art works + digital prints by Stefaan van Biesen & Annemie Mestdagh with results of the workshop-encounters the walking body at the School of Arts + Architecture in the University of Minho, Guimaraes - Portugal.


the Walking Body, is an art project framed, in our perspective, by the conceptual movement of promenadology (Spaziergangwissenschaft) which was conceived in the eighties by Lucius Burckhardt in Kassel. The German thinker saw the body as a valid scientific tool capable to improve the urban life in society. Giving continuity to this scientific assumption, we add, in our approach, an aesthetic transgression of the Walking Body which punctuates a new poetic distribution of the human experience of vagrancy. In an osmotic way, the phenomenology of the body redefines the social space as an emotional transparency, beyond the invisibility of the urban protagonists trapped in the accelerated transit of the technological motion. the Walking Body is an euphonic territorial conquest of the natural and the urban, the landscape and the city, through kinetics and perception, by redesigning the idiosyncrasy of a walker with the place.


Drifting and vagrant bodies define a nomadic way of the human communication by exposing us in a porous emotion of the being. The limits of the habitat of the Walking Body will be configured by the amplitude of the affective event and not by architectural gestures of a rigid and permanent rational construction.


Text/research by Simona Vermeire Art works by Stefaan van Biesen Workshops and walks by Stefaan van Biesen, Annemie Mestdagh and Vermeire Geert the walking body in Guimaraes - coordinated by Miguel Bandeira Duarte curated by Vermeire Geert


The project is hosted by Lab2PT and EAUM Licenciatura em Artes Visuais (School of Architecture - Visual Arts) of the University of Minho and in partnership with the art collective The Space Transcribers and the Museum Nogueira da Silva Braga - Portugal



Exhibition about The Walking Body with the students of the Minho Universtity Guimaraes Portugal [The Art Department]. An exhibition as a proces, a lab.




[Analogio Festival] Athens Greece 2019 . Director: Sissy Papathanassiou. Curated by Geert Vermeire.


Personal or remote participation

Artists can propose a participation on location, but are also encouraged to contribute remotely. The proposed performative action / installation is meant to be performed remotely by others (performers, public, or mixed) in Athens. We expect to receive a "manual"', a brief or a detailed movement score (step by step instructions for one performer/participant, two performers/participants, ... a group/a crowd). Selected performative works from the open call will be performed by volunteers (performers / dancers / movement artists / and the public). Participants are as well the audience. The performances are meant to be realized collaboratively to fully experience the works. In fact participants and public become part of it. We call as well on artists, creatives, researchers and cultural workers to propose workshops and presentations relating to the theme.


Artistic works, workshops and talks/presentations

Artists and creative professionals of all fields are welcome to apply (performers, dancers, actors, musicians, sound artists, designers, painters, sculptors, new media artists, digital artists, internet artists, software and app developers, video artists, installation and technology artists, architects, social and community artists, writers, etc.). Artistic collectives, groups and artists with disabilities are strongly encouraged to participate. We encourage artists to engage with those less engaged, to empower those who are disempowered. Via this open call, writers, artists and creatives are invited to apply with an idea, preferably (but not obligatory) in a collaboration, within the field of space, text and body, relevant to the theme. Performance, digital arts and new media will be the final form of the works, even though the artistic form of proposals can be wider, focusing on interaction and exchange. We call as well on artists, creatives, researchers and cultural workers to propose workshops (max duration one day) and presentations relating to the theme.







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