Berlinde De Bruyckere, Alain Platel & Mirjam Devriendt
Berlinde De Bruyckere (1964, BE)
In her sculptures Berlinde De Brucykere shows us the body and life in all its vulnerability. Her installations of horse bodies and bodies evoke a sense of comfort and caress, but also of fear and violence. For more than twenty years, she has been working on a vocabulary all her own, within which a refined, melancholic approach to man and society has gradually unfolded, always with the hopeful and consoling idea in itself of change, metamorphosis or even healing.
Alain Platel (1956, BE)
Alain Platel is one of Belgium’s most renowned choreographers today. Originally trained as an orthopedagogue, he is a self-taught director. In 1984 he co-founded the dance company ‘Les ballets C de la B’. A selection of his pieces are: C(H)OEURS (2012, at the request of Gerard Mortier) , Gardenia (2010, together with Frank Van Laecke), Out Of Context – for Pina (2010), Nicht Schlafen (2016) and Requiem pour L (2018).
Mirjam Devriendt (1961, BE)
In collaboration with award-winning artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, photographer and visual artist Mirjam Devriendt has created numerous video installations for opera and exhibitions, including for De Munt, Holland Festival, Muziektheater Transparant and B’Rock Orchestra.