Sat 27 April 2024 (20:00)

[Reading] The Dove's Panic

Join us for The dove's panic, a series of polyphonic readings initiated by Céline Mathieu. With readings by Lucie de Bréchard, Théo Casciani, Hrefna Hörn, Céline Mathieu, Lucy McKenzie and Bernke Klein Zandvoort.

20:00 ~ 22:00 Readings

About the contributors
Lucie de Bréchard is a designer, writer and artistic researcher. Graduate from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and formerly at Metahaven, her practice now specialises in artistic direction, research and the design of identities within the cultural sector. Her writing exists between auto-fiction and poetry, juxtaposing the intimate with the political, dissecting experiences as mundane, and as exceptional.

Hrefna Hörn is an artist, writer and performer. Using writing as a foundation of her work she explores different mediums like sculpture, printmaking and performance. She studied fine art at Kunsthochschule Weißensee and Art Center Pasadena before moving to Brussels where she lives and works. Her work has been shown in Reykjavík Art Museum, KW, Berliner Festspiele among others. In 2023 her first poetry chapbook was published by Bottlecap Press.

Théo Casciani is an author. Born in 1995, he studied at SciencesPo. and Sorbonne University, in Paris, before joining the contemporary writing program at La Cambre, in Brussels, where he is now a lecturer. Rétina, his first novel, was published by Éditions P.O.L in 2019. His fictions, translated into different languages and awarded several prizes, have been presented through multiple forms in France and abroad, including at WIELS [BE], Reference.Point [UK], Kyoto Art Center [JP], Centre Pompidou [FR], Montez Press [US], Théâtre National de Chaillot [FR], Newton [US], LG Arts Center [KR], Göteborg Opera [SW], Fanfare [NL], Lafayette Anticipations [FR], Spazio Maiocchi [IT] and the Louvre [FR], or into publications such as 90antiope, Draft, Klima, Aleï, Sabir, AOC, Kaleidoscope, Habitante and Mouvement. Among various collaborations, Théo Casciani is currently working on a series of twelve readings to accompany the writing of his forthcoming novel, Model.

­Lucy McKenzie (Glasgow 1977, based in Brussels) makes work encompassing painting, installation, design, fiction and curation. Drawing on diverse imagery and modes of production, she paints in a variety of registers, especially trompe l’œil, blurring the boundaries between art and design. 

Recent exhibitions at Pinacoteca Agnelli, 2023; La Verrière, 2022; Tate Liverpool, 2021; Garage, 2020, Serpentine, 2018.

Bernke Klein Zandvoort moves in between the fields of literature and visual arts. She is interested in the entanglement of visual perception and language. She wonders how we (get to) know and shape the world through the lenses of words, and whether the borders between gaze, image, and imagination are far more porous than they appear to be. 

She publishes poetry and essays, makes video installations, lecture performances, and live video essays. Text matter is at the heart of all her projects. 

Her last poetry collection Veldwerk (2020, Querido) was nominated for De Grote Poëzieprijs (NL) and Paul Snoekprijs (BE). At the moment, she is working on a book on sight and a video project about phantom images and the role of prediction in perception. 

Céline Mathieu (b. 1989, Belgium) is an artist and writer. Her site and condition-specific practice considers material and economic circulation in work that evokes a feeling of falling away. The work is both sensory and conceptual.

She had solo exhibitions at PLUS-ONE Gallery (Antwerp), Sentiment (Zürich) and at Gr_und (Berlin), and will have a solo exhibition at Gauli Zitter (Brussels) in 2025. She is part of a group exhibition at Fondation CAB (Brussels), on display until the end of June. Her sound work was recently aired on Cashmere Radio (Berlin), Retreat Radio (Malmö) and on Montez Press Radio (New York/London). She is currently a participant at Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht.

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