Lecture For Every One-20

Confronted with the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, we unfortunately had to cancel this event.

In an increasingly fragmented society beset by ongoing transformative “crises”, is it possible to address people collectively other than through rules and laws, simplistic political messages, mainstream media or advertising? Lecture For Every One-20 is one such attempt. Conceived for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2013, Sarah Vanhee’s Lecture For Every One is now being passed on to a new generation and appropriated by a group of teenagers. The original proposition remains unchanged however in the form “guerrilla” moments where someone unexpectedly turns up in different places where meetings are already being held for professional or private purposes (a sports club, lecture, union meeting etc.) and “hijacks” their agenda for around fifteen minutes to read Lecture For Every One-20. In this new text, the young people tackle their preoccupations with our collective life and current forces acting on the human condition in order to rethink an ethics for living together. In the frame of News From Home of Kunstenfestivaldesarts, the teenagers and Sarah Vanhee present a performance that reconstructs these “guerrilla” moments in which political reflections collide and blends together what the young people shared in the places of their choice.

Sarah Vanhee’s Lecture For Every One continues to resonate as a book. This publication is a compilation of expertise and insights that Lecture For Every One has generated: feedback, stories and memories from different points of view. It reflects on how places where people gather can become political institutions, on the (im)possibility to address everyone and on the value of fiction in our daily lives. The book (in English) is now available in book stores or you can order it here.

See also:  We Are Before

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-BRONKS in the frame of News From Home

Writers, performers: Maya Coppola, Nyala Nauwelaers, Mauro Michielsen, Victor Bru, Camila Lakhloufi, Lina Gonzalez Electeur, Isaac Le Biannic, Lysa Gisella Umuhoza, Zayan Delbauche, Elliot Delvaux a.o.
Concept, support: Sarah Vanhee
Production: Coline Tasiaux
Internship: Lotte Vrancken

Production: Manyone and Kunstenfestivaldesarts
With the collaboration of: Kunstencentrum CAMPO
With the support of: De Markten
Thanks to: Linda Sepp, all LFEO collaborators and people who helped distribute LFEO, Aude Busson, Milo Slayers, Académie de Quartier / Wijkacademie Molenbeek, Atheneum Brussel, Lycée Emile Max, Maria-Boodschap Lyceum, Preparts, Solidarcité, Maison de jeunes Chicago, TINT Jong Theatergezelschap, Ecole Active Uccle, Institut Sainte-Marie, Jeugd & Stad-JES Brussels

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Sarah Vanhee (°1980, Oostende, BE) is an artist, performer and author. Her interdisciplinary work travels in between civil space and institutional art field. She worked in open fields, prisons, private living rooms, theatres, on public canvases, in corporate meeting rooms, etc. Recent works include amongst others undercurrents (intervention), collected screams (lecture-performance), Unforetold (stage performance), The Making of Justice (film), Oblivion (stage performance), Untitled (meetings in private houses), Lecture For Every One (series of intrusions), The C-Project (artist novel and work in public space). While strongly embedded locally, Vanhee's work has been presented widely internationally in diverse contexts such as Wiener Festwochen (AT), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), FTA (Montreal), Festival Actoral (Marseille), PuSh Festival (Vancouver), Jihlavava IDFF, Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Centre Pompidou (Metz), Short Theatre (Rome), iDans (Istanbul), Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse), Forum Alpbach, Noorderzon (Groningen) etc. She co-published Untranslatables and wrote The Miraculous Life of Claire C and TT, as well as other texts. She regularly collaborates with CAMPO (Ghent) and is founding member of Manyone vzw. Sarah Vanhee is supported by Buda Art Centre for the period 2017—2021, as well as by the APAP network (Creative Europe Programme of the European Union). From September 2018 on, she is a doctoral student at the Antwerp School of Arts, in collaboration with the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts. She was awarded a mandate for her research project “bodies of knowledge — the public space as a forum for the exchange of repressed or underexposed knowledge.”

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