SPIN

SPIN is een artist-run organisatie die een werking als ondersteunend productiebureau koppelt aan een discursieve en inhoudelijke werking. SPIN wordt gedragen door kunstenaars Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters en Kate McIntosh en door art workers Els Silvrants-Barclay en Ingrid Vranken.

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Hans Bryssinck

Hans Bryssinck genoot een opleiding aan het KASK in Gent die hem toestond om zijn interesses en ideeën uit te werken in de disciplines die er geschikt voor waren. Hij ontwikkelde zich als vormgever, performer, theatermaker, beeldend kunstenaar en ook als filmmaker.

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Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh is een kunstenares afkomstig uit Nieuw-Zeeland die de grenzen van performance, theater, video en installatie overstijgt. Ze volgde een dansopleiding en treedt wereldwijd op sinds 1995.

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Diederik Peeters

Als zelfverklaard typevoorbeeld van de neoliberale immateriële cultuurwerker slash jobhopper, wordt Peeters nu en dan in het werk van collega-kunstenaars gesignaleerd, vernuftig vermomd als acteur of performer. Maar hij blijft vooral ook aandringen op het brouwen van zijn eigen artistieke brouwsels, soms in samenwerking met zorgvuldig gekozen trawanten.

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Laura Deschepper

Since 2017 Laura Deschepper is the administration and office Key-Master at SPIN.

Laura (1992) is an art worker who focuses on business coordination, production and development. Within and without these roles, she is drawn to critical narratives that question status quo atmospheres.

Her personal arts legitimisation finds itself in a socio political context: questioning power structures, establishment, heteronormativity and body politics. Laura works on interventions - related to these topics - in specific cultural fields and generates exchange.

Besides operating as art worker, she’s a queer activist that zooms in on connecting and supporting fellow community members. What does it mean ‘caring for each other’? Laura doesn’t envision a queer community where conformity in voices and bodies are pursued, but rather she seeks a radical and non fixed space in which members can transcend normativity without dysphoria.

As she is currently astral projecting between Brussels and Rotterdam, between structures and non formalised initiatives, Laura meditates on the concept of fair practice in the arts on a wider scope. In 2016 she started coordinating the business administration of Bâtard festival. Not long after that Laura’s current base position came along: Key Master at SPIN. After moving to Rotterdam partially, she became part of the Queer Rotterdam community. Together with fellow navigators they are working towards a local platform to support and connect members and facilitate the production of actions.

Before working in the Brussels arts field Laura worked with several cultural organisations from Antwerp: The Ministry of Operatic Affairs, Studio Bernadette, Stieglitz 19, Octopus Choir, and SKaGeN.

Laura has a Masters degree in Theater and Film sciences (University of Antwerp) followed by a Master in Applied Economic Sciences, Arts Management (University of Antwerp). In these education programs she wrote papers and dissertations on: hysteria, women in film, policy making in the arts, artistic leadership, and digital conversion in WACCO cultural centres.

Partners

Over the past ten years, SPIN has developed successfull as well as proudly failed projects in partnership with:

Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Netwerk, L'Amicale de Production, Mountain View

Board of Directors

Our fantastically engaged board of directors consists of Bie Vancraeynest, Mathilde Maillard, Dries Douïbi, Benny Vandendriessche.

In the General Meeting they are joined by: David Elchardus, Antoine Defoort, Sarah Parolin, Agnès Quackels, Katrien Reist, Marion Leguerroué, Elisa Demarré and Hanne Doms.

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.