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WORP_ cross-media improvising collective

    ‘WORP’ is an cross-media improvising collective, combining musicians, visual artists and dancers. Through each performance, they explore the borders of the different media involved.

    Sound receives a body. Movement creates traces. Form becomes sound. A game of feedback arises, dissolving the contours between instruments, players and material.

    Peter Jacquemyn (double bass, voice), Jan Pillaert (tuba, voice), Klaas Verpoest (visuals), Geraldo Si (dance), Vincent Caers (live electronics, percussion) and Sofia Kakouri (dance) have been performing together in different configurations. Fundamental to their collaboration is the improvisational approach, the equality of art-forms and the transfer of each performer’s attitude into an unique interdisciplinary experience, adopting each others strategy.

    By definition, music and movement are temporary, mobile and repeatable. Plastic arts are unique, static and made for eternity. The collective brings unique, not repeatable music and exercise combined and confronted with plastic arts and this with a pronounced temporary performance character. The action leads to the idea, the interaction shows the way.

    28.10.2017: Impact Session – Vooruit, Gent
    26.01.2018: sound//vision at International Film Festival Rotterdam – WORM, Rotterdam
    14.10.18: Lovt, Brussels
    20.10.18: Open Studio – BatimentA, Leuven

    28.11.18: Show Research #7 – Terrarium, Brussels

    Peter Jacquemyn: Double Base | Voice
    Jan Pillaert: bastuba | Voice
    Vincent Caers: live electronics
    Klaas Verpoest: live video
    Geraldo Si: dance
    Lazara Rosell Albear & Sofia Kakouri: dance | pocket trumpet

    Pictures by Marilyn Desmet