Beyond the Black Box: Discover the new programme!


Beyond the Black Box: Discover the new programme!

With only a few weeks left before the second Antwerp edition of Beyond the Black Box, we’re all impatient to discover all the artists and collectives that shape the festival. Unravel the full programme from Thursday May 11th until Sunday May 14th and get your tickets to your favorite performances!

Bart Lodewijks – Chalk Line Drawings

May 11th, 13th and 14th at Monty / May 12th at wpZimmer (TICKETS & INFO)

Since 2001, Bart Lodewijks has worked on large-scale, linear chalk drawings in public and private spaces. He draws with chalk on walls, houses, churches, hospitals and roads in cities and towns, for months or years on end, and writes about the process and the people he meets while drawing.

Müge Yilmaz – The Water, The Soil, The Jungle

May 11th, 13th and 14th at Monty / May 12th at wpZimmer (TICKETS & INFO)

In her work, Müge Yilmaz examines the paradoxes around the concept of protection with focus on community, survival and belief (faith). Through performances, photographs and installations she creates immersive environments inspired by feminist science-fiction. She constantly looks for trigger points in the shape of visual manifestations that provoke subconscious reactions and reflexes.

Huseyin Umaysiz – Davul

Yuksel Cilingir

May 11th, 13th and 14th at Monty – PREMIERE (TICKETS & INFO)

Huseyin Umaysiz approaches the universe as a living organism in which every object, substance and living being has a vibrational frequency. To make the universal frequencies visible, audible and tangible, Umaysiz chooses the davul – an organic percussion instrument from Turkey – as a performer. Davul explores how vibrations alter the consciousness of our humanity through drum, voice, body and image in an attempt to understand our actions and communication as social beings.

Fleur Khani – Halleluja

Jeanne Coppens

May 11th at Monty – PREMIERE (TICKETS & INFO)

Hallelujah is a joyous celebration of jubilation set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Four players and a locally recruited choir of 28 people rejoice in the freedom of having lost everything. Thus, they process their loss and release their fears in a “joy road” of diverse cultural and musical styles: Eastern and Gregorian chants, trance exercises, cries of joy, animal sounds, drums and electronic soundscapes.

Kevin Trappeniers – Present

May 12th at wpZimmer (TICKETS & INFO)

Present is an ongoing series of site-specific art interventions in cities, buildings, urban public spaces, and recently also in natural environments. It aims to offer renewed layers of identity to familiar spaces. It’s a soft call to remain conscious of the spaces we inhabit as a community and as an individual as well as a careful gift to make us see known realities in a different light. Each action is an artistic visual commentary activating our imagination.

Sophie Guisset – Vanilla

May 12th at wpZimmer – BELGIAN PREMIERE (TICKETS & INFO)

Vanilla is a research by Sophie Guisset that looks into the possibilities of sexual pleasure and questions normativity in sexual practices and how norms permeate the language around it. Another kind of pleasure that Sophie wants to research is pleasure from food, more specifically the sensorial experience of making and eating it. During the process, they will question how the recipe of a béarnaise sauce and the attention it requires can teach us something about sex and respect.

Carolina Mendonça and Catalina Insignares – Useless Land

May 12th at wpZimmer (TICKETS & INFO)

We invite the audience to spend the night with us, lying down and listening. The texts are read aloud by Carolina Mendonça and Catalina Insignares until dawn. The night gives us time to digest through our mouths and their ears. An island of soft surface, a connection with a collective terrain, a space where sleeping is a way of understanding the world.

Ira Brand – Commitment Phobe

Lisa Schamle

May 13th at Monty (TICKETS & INFO)

Commitment Phobe is an exploration of doubt in a society that values certainty. Through a live experiment, Ira Brand, along with performer Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, explores what it means not to know, not to choose and to keep moving.

Viva Los Dj’s – New Year New Me

Niels Knelis

May 13th at Monty with Afterparty – (MORE INFO)

Early 2023, Viva Los DJ’s launched their debut album: New Year New Me. The album was  presented at two exclusive album release shows in Antwerp and Ghent. Now, several months later, the boys are eager to present the deluxe, bonus track version of their lauded album, newly titled Same Year Same Me. Expect a pop show beyond your wildest dreams, AND a big surprise that will make you feel like you’re in a live music video…

Anna Schlooz & De Refuge – De Middagactiviteit

Jordi Coppers

May 14th at Monty (TICKETS & INFO)

Anna Schlooz took a few questions to a nursing home in her neighborhood. Together with the elderly, she fantasized about the future and the past. From this experience, they created a board game. Roll the dice, move the chicken on the game board, and meanwhile fantasize about the future together!

Hanafubuki – Archipelago

Yoeri Hostie

May 14th at Monty (TICKETS & INFO)

In Archipelago, Hanafubuki invites the audience into small groups at island-shaped tables. Like landscape architects, the audience builds with a series of objects. For this, Hanafubuki collected and sorted objects that we don’t value, throw away or forget. Archipelago is a meditative and playful rediscovery of everyday things. A participatory and connecting installation for everyone aged 5 and up.