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SPIN
SPIN is an artist-run support and research platform carried by the Brussels-based artists Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Kate McIntosh and art worker Ingrid Vranken. more...

SPIN is Brussels-based.

SPIN is artists Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Kate McIntosh and art worker Ingrid Vranken.

SPIN is a collaboration of artists and art-workers to support the artistic trajectory as a whole and encourage collective reflection around the role of art and the artists in society.

SPIN is self-organized; the artists and art-workers are together responsible for all the aspects of the organization.

SPIN is based on collective autonomy; solidarity that strengthens the individual autonomy through the sharing of time, support, experience, network, content dialogue and reflection.

SPIN is a playground.

SPIN is an open and diverse ecology of connections and collaborations amongst artists, organizations, institutions and audiences.

SPIN is a way to transcend the project-based reality and develop a long-term perspective for artistic practice.

SPIN is a mess.

SPIN is a mobile entity that is constantly reinvented and reconstructed as we move along.

SPIN is an experiment in new models of collaboration, reflection and production.

SPIN is a critically-positive alternative - a compact, sustainable and flexible model in the context of an arts field and society that is finding itself in a fundamental transition.

Kate (e-mail, 19 juli 2011): "To clarify about the position of SPIN in relation to us as individually working artists... I do find that the metaphor of the spider articulates it interestingly - because for us the body of the spider is SPIN, and we are the individual legs attached - each of us having a leg (or individual practice). SPIN is the centre of us as a group, but as a 'thinking object', SPIN is also more than us as individuals. However, we as the legs make it move. New legs can grow, or drop off - but if all the legs are pulled off, SPIN becomes an immobile dying thing; it doesn't exist without us. Blood flows through the body of SPIN to us individual legs, and we exchange movement and co-ordination through that body too - even though each of the legs can also articulate/dance separately and alone. Each leg has it's own character. We carry each other by carrying SPIN."

SPIN is structurally funded by the Flemish Government (2015-2016) and the Flemish Community Commission (2015).

SPIN is long-term resident and structurally supported by Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk) since 2013.

SPIN continues to develop long-term content-based relationships with the following partners: Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels), Netwerk / Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (Aalst) amongst many others.


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ARTISTS

Hans Bryssinck
Hans Bryssinck received a formal training at KASK in Ghent (Belgium) where he learned to develop a multidisciplinary and versatile arts practice. His initial artistic explorations led him into working as a designer, a performer, a theatre maker, a visual artist and a filmmaker. more...
Hans Bryssinck

Hans Bryssinck received a formal training at KASK in Ghent (Belgium) where he learned to develop a multidisciplinary and versatile arts practice. His initial artistic explorations led him into working as a designer, a performer, a theatre maker, a visual artist and a filmmaker. In 2004 he completed the research program in theatre and dance studies DasArts in Amsterdam. In the years that followed he developed work for the stage through a variety of artistic collaborations. More recently he went back to a more diversified practice that includes music, film and publication projects. In these projects the subjects are dealt with through various forms of performativity, more often than not by acting them out on Latin American soil.

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Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. Her works often focus on the physicality of both performer and audience, the manipulation of objects and materials, and the development of direct relations with and between audience members. Kate's practice is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with the public, a love of theatrical images and an off-beat humour.

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Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation.

Her works often focus on the physicality of both performer and audience, the manipulation of objects and materials, and the development of direct relations with and between audience members. Kate's practice is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with the public, a love of theatrical images and an off-beat humour.

Originally from New Zealand and trained in dance - since 2004 Kate has developed an internationally recognized body of stage and trans-disciplinary work which tours extensively in Europe as well as to Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

Her stage works include the performance solos All Natural (2004), Loose Promise (2007), and All Ears (2013) and the group performances Hair From the Throat (2006), Dark Matter (2009), Untried Untested (2012), In Stereo (2015 with Bree Van Reyk) and In Many Hands (2016). Her installation works include the video-installation De-Placed (2008 with Eva Meyer-Keller), and the interactive-installation Worktable (2011).

Within these creations she has invited collaborators such as Tim Etchells, Eva Meyer-Keller, Jo Randerson, Lilia Mestre, Charo Calvo, Diederik Peeters, Minna Tiikkainen, Mikko Hynninen, John Avery and many more.


She is currently an artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels.

Beside her own practice, Kate was a founding member of the Belgian performance collective and punkrock band Poni, and has collaborated as a performer with many directors including Tim Etchells (UK), Wendy Houstoun (UK), Antonia Baehr (DE), and Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre.


Kate holds an MRes in Performance and Creative Research from Roehampton University (UK) and regularly teaches performance practice within various university courses.


Kate is also a founding member (together with Diederik Peeters, Hans Bryssinck and Ingrid Vranken) of SPIN - an artist-run production and research platform in Brussels, which also organizes public gatherings for knowledge exchange.


For further information about her work please see www.spinspin.be  

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Diederik Peeters

The self-acclaimed typical example of the neoliberal immaterial labourer slash cultural job-hopper that he is, Peeters has been reported to pop up in the work of colleague-artists, cunningly disguised as actor, performer or even advisor. But he especially keeps insisting on brewing his own artistic concoctions, sometimes in collaboration with carefully selected accomplices.

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Diederik Peeters

The self-acclaimed typical example of the neoliberal immaterial labourer slash cultural job-hopper that he is, Peeters has been reported to pop up in the work of colleague-artists, cunningly disguised as actor, performer or even advisor. But he especially keeps insisting on brewing his own artistic concoctions, sometimes in collaboration with carefully selected accomplices. He is an officially certified visual artist that accidentally got lost in the stables of stage-art, and usually makes performances, but has also been caught writing texts, inventing installations or video's and crafting other amalgams that appear hard to categorise. Because Peeters is a proud patient of a pathological preference for confusion, in his work impossible contradictions and absurd consistencies are stubbornly piled up.

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Ingrid Vranken
Ingrid Vranken studied Theatre- and Film Studies at the University of Antwerp and Freie Universität Berlin. more...
Ingrid Vranken

Ingrid Vranken studied Theatre- and Film Studies at the University of Antwerp and Freie Universität Berlin. She has done productional and dramaturgic work for various projects at for example Toneelhuis, Kaaitheater and Scheld'apen and worked as coordinator at Corban (Walter Verdin). She was also financial director and coordinator of Bâtard Festival and for David Weber-Krebs. From June 2012 she has been working as coordinator and production leader for SPIN.

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COLLABORATORS

L'Amicale de Production
www.amicaledeproduction.com
L'Amicale de Production
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boijeot.renauld.turon
www.boijeotrenauldturon.com
boijeot.renauld.turon
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Bill Aitchison
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Simone Aughterlony
www.aughterlony.com
Simone Aughterlony
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Charo Calvo
charocalvo.org
Charo Calvo
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Nada Gambier
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Mikko Hynninen
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Thomas Kasebacher
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Margarita Production

www.margaritaproduction.be

Margarita Production
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Eva Meyer-Keller
www.evamk.de
Eva Meyer-Keller
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PONI Collective
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Jo Randerson
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Sarah & Charles
www.charlessarah.com
Sarah & Charles
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Anat Stainberg
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Superamas
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Minna Tiikkainen
www.zonk.net/mt
Minna Tiikkainen
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Miet Warlop
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PARTNERS

Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (B)

www.budakortrijk.be

SPIN is structurally supported by BUDA Kunstencentrum, for the period 2013 - 2016.

Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (B)
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Kaaitheater, Brussel (B)
www.kaaitheater.be
Kaaitheater, Brussel (B)
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Beursschouwburg, Brussel (B)
www.beursschouwburg.be
Beursschouwburg, Brussel (B)
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Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Brussels (B)
www.pianofabriek.be
Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Brussels (B)
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Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Netwerk, Aalst (B)
www.netwerk-art.be
Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Netwerk, Aalst (B)
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Board of directors

Our fantastically engaged board of directors consists of Guy Bindels, Leen Laconte, and Els Silvrants!

In the General Meeting they are joined by: Michel Quéré, Helena Kritis, David Elchardus, Marie Logie and Antoine Defoort.

Board of directors
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Donations
In 2011 SPIN received a generous financial donation from Cis Bierinckx. One of the things we used this money for was to built this wonderful witty website.
Donations
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