2016 confirmed artists

A poetry festival which celebrates experimental poetry and the contemporary and historic avant-garde and its artists.

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2016 confirmed artists

ACG Vianen (NL), Akim AJ Willems (BE), Al Di Miseria (BE), Alain Freudiger (CH), Antoine Boute (BE), Carmien Michels (BE), Claus Ankersen (DK), Cro§in’X (BE), Daniel Billiet (BE), Dirk Elst (BE), Moto (Dirk Elst & Joy Voncken) (BE), Flurina Badel & Jérémie Sarbach (CH), Gijs Ter Haar (NL), Heike Fiedler (CH), Helen White (UK), Irene Siekman (NL), Jean-Pierre Van Rumste (BE), Jee Kast (BE), Jérémie Conne (CH), Jaan Malin (EE), Joh Tachibana (JP), Joy (BE), Kat Georges (US), Laurence Vielle (BE-CH), Catherine Graindorge (BE), Lea Theunissen (NL), Lisette Lombe (BE-CD), Luc Fierens (BE), Maja Jantar (BE), Martijn Nelen (BE), Max Greyson (BE), Moya De Feyter (BE), Jangojim (BE), Muzuki Misum (JP), Peter Carlaftes (US), Rozalie Hirs (NL), Sebastian Bradt (BE), Stefan Wouters (BE), Sven de Swerts (BE), Takeo Oshima (JP), Tom Nisse (LU), Zygimantas Kudirka (LT), Christina Vanderhaeghe (BE), Frédéric Lipzczynski (BE), Ignacio Galilea (BE), Renaat Ramon (BE), Silvio Severino (BE), Maria BaaM Garfjel (SE), Sophie Malleret (US-FR), Philip Meersman (BE)

Mini bio participating artists Brussels Poetry Fest 2016

Maria "BaaM" Garfjell

Maria "BaaM" Garfjell is a Stockholm-based artist, who in addition to photography and visual arts divides her time between projects in poetry and writing, Spoken Word, voluntary cultural work and different creative workshops.BaaM is published in the USA, in Germany and in Sweden.

BaaMs roots are spreading from the rugged landscape of Lapland up to the grand Lyngen mountains in Northern Norway. The Photo Exhibition "Musical Vibrations"has been touring Europe since the Summer of 2015.

A version of the image Gods Horn 1 was published in June 2015 in the international Dadaist New York-based magazine Maintenaint 9, a magazine where BaaM in 2016 also is published as a poet.. http://baam-se.webnode.se/

BaaM will be preforming DaDaist poems in English and German, and maybe even some where Swedish, English, German and French are mixed.

 

ACG Vianen

poet/architecture theorist

ACG is van mening dat woorden het gereedschap zijn van de poëzie, in al zijn onderdelen. In schrift, klank en beeld onderneemt ACG een zoektocht naar de andere mogelijkheden van de taal om haar rijkheid te tonen.

http://acgvianen.nl

https://myspace.com/acgvianen

 

Akim AJ Willems

An angry ex claims he is “an egocentric with ADHD”

Akim A.J. Willems himself claims he is “just a writer, a poet, a performer, an artist, a former comedian, a bibliophile and a DIY publisher”

http://www.akimwillems.be

 

Al Di Miseria

Al di Miseria werd in 2012 opgericht aan het Gentse conservatorium. Vijf excentrieke jongedames en één heer met veel ideeën besloten hun klassieke muziek 'de concertzaal uit te katapulteren'. Nog datzelfde jaar won Al di Miseria de muziekwedstrijd 'Jonge Wolven' tijdens de Gentse Feesten en een half jaar later behoorde ze tot de 'Nieuwe Lichting' van Studio Brussel. In 2013 speelde ze de finale van het Oost-Vlaamse Rockconcours 'Oost.Best!' én kreeg ze de stempel 'the Future Sound of Classical Music' van Supernova, Canvas en Klara…

http://aldimiseria.be

 

Alain Freudiger

Alain Freudiger (°1977 Lausanne). In 1996, after one year living in Finland as an exchange-student, he starts studying history, social sciences and film science at the University of Lausanne: his final thesis, in 2002, is about humour in Monty-Python’s movies. He writes and publishes short stories, poems &novels. He worked as a movie critic and music documentalist. His main concern, working in different literary fields, is dealing with the ideas of gaps, borders, rhythm, and language musicality. Centred on the idea of voice, Alain works together with different other artists in which experimenting and elaborating new aesthetical relationships is a strong motto in his practice.

http://www.alainfreudiger.blogspot.com/

http://www.des-cendres.ch/

 

Antoine Boute

Antoine Boute est écrivain et performeur. Il est l’auteur notamment de « Les Morts Rigolos » et « S’enfonçant, spéculer ».

http://antoineboute.blogspot.bg

 

Carmien Michels

Carmien Michels (1990) danst tussen pen en podium, tussen urban en klassiek. Ze studeerde Woordkunst aan het Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen. Als afstudeerproject schreef ze haar debuutroman 'We zijn water', die in 2013 bij de Bezige Bij verscheen en de shortlist van de Debuutprijs en De Bronzen Uil 2014 haalde. Haar tweede roman 'Vraag het aan de bliksem' verscheen in september 2015 bij Uitgeverij Polis. Ook in andere genres gooit ze hoge ogen. In 2011 won ze de Nederlandse NTR Radioprijs. In de finale van het Belgisch Kampioenschap Poetry Slam sleepte ze in 2014 de publieksprijs in de wacht. In januari 2016 won ze het Nederlands Kampioenschap Poetry Slam. Op residentie in het buitenland werkt ze aan haar debuutbundel.

http://carmienmichels.be

 

Claus Ankersen

Claus Ankersen is an experienced poetry performer, having done countless readings in many countries around the world, with Belgium being the 19th on a list spanning from Oulu in Finland to San Fransisco in the US and Madras in Southern India.

Claus recently published his 6th book in Denmark, Inflammatory Speech (Brandtale).

His material is political, esoteric and satiric and a poetic call for arms to change the world.

All delivered with an unparallelled stage presence and style.

A mixture between a modern Allen Ginsberg, a twolegged lightning and a multidimensional traveller,

Claus Ankersen is most definitely a must watch.

 

Cro§in'X

Cro§in’X is an interdisciplary music band, which started as a master exam project of percussionist Annebelle Dewitte at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Cro§in’X situates itself on the borders between jazz, classical music, electronics, poetry, composition and visual projections. They strive to create a cross-polination between different art worlds so the audience can experience a total sensory concept.

Cro§in’X are Helene Bracke (mezzosoprano), Philip Meersman (voice & text), Ruben Olownia (electronics & soundscapes), Mattias Vanhoecke (piano) & Annebelle Dewitte (drums/group leader).

http://vi.be/crossinx

https://www.facebook.com/crosinx/

 

Daniel Billiet

Daniel Billiet (1950) was leraar Nederlands en Engels in het secundair onderwijs en is docent creatief schrijven. Hij werd een tijdlang door zijn inrichtende macht klasvrij gemaakt om nieuwe technieken te bedenken voor het brengen van poëzie in de klas. Als auteur is Billiet in de eerste plaats dichter, al schreef hij ook een aantal (jeugd)verhalen. Centraal in zijn werk staan sociaal engagement, met onderwerpen als de derde wereld, ontwikkelingshulp, oorlog en milieuvervuiling, en typische pubergevoelens als verliefdheid, angst, eenzaamheid en onzekerheid. Zijn nieuwsgierige instelling wordt weerspiegeld in zijn vele buitenlandse reizen. Zo woonde hij een jaar in Namibië en Zuid-Afrika.

 

Dirk Elst

Dirk Elst (1975) writes poetry, short stories and plays. His work has been published in the anthology ‘Print is dead’ (Meulenhof/Manteau), ’WP2’ (Oxfam Solidarity), ‘I always wanted to be David Copperfield, but I turned out to be a painter’ (Manor Grunewald, Galerie Fortlaan) and ‘A preface for a project’ (Frans Masereel Centre). His play, Mozes (2008), was performed (Silence Fini, Gent) and in the following years he wrote scenarios for several productions. In January 2012, he presented the audio story ‘A reproduction of a place. Foreword or soundtrack of a novel - Casper Lee, Sjarel Rat and the silence of things’ in Frans Masereel Centre. He also performed on many stages and at various festivals

Elst often collaborates with others – artists, writers, musicians, etc. – as a ghostwriter, translator or storyteller and he prefers to write fiction.

http://dirkelst.blogspot.com/

 

Moto

Moto (Dirk Elst&Joy Voncken) is duo that initially started as a percussion band with roots in traditional Afro Cuban music. One member (Joy Voncken) used to sing in a church choir while the other (Dirk Elst) is a writer and poet, which seemed a perfect match for making ‘songs’ and performances. They started adding other instruments like guitar, piano, berimbao and field recordings.

They did several gigs and performances which could be described as 'old skool' radio plays, mostly live and on location, e.g. Te wege (Ardooie), De Beis (Alt­Hoeselt) Côté Tervuren at the expo Uncensored in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), Frans Masereel Centre (Kasterlee) and Sphinx cinema (Ghent).

They will bring a poem in Dutch about Brussels, a bolero and a song about brand names.

https://soundcloud.com/motoband

 

Flurina Badel & Jérémie Sarbach

Flurina Badel and Jérémie Sarbach have been working together since 2014. In 2015, Flurina received her Master's degree in Fine Arts and Jérémie his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at the Institut Kunst HGK FHNW Basel and at the Cooper Union NYC. Jérémie was previously trained as a woodcarver and Flurina as a professional journalist and documentarian. The artist couple Flurina Badel and Jérémie Sarbach work with different media around two central issues: One is on landscape, mountains and origin, and the other is on technology, communication and the interface of the analog and digital world. Therefore, they conceive long term projects, that develop organically in places best fitted for the work.

http://www.flurinabadel.ch

 

Gijs Ter Haar

Gijs ter Haar, aka the Godfather of slam (hij won meer slams dan elke andere dichter in Europa), is dichter, performer, verstekeling, kluizenaar, liefhebber, doler. De rest is te googlelen.

http://dichtbijgijs.nl

 

Heike Fiedler

Heike Fiedler, Germany/Switzerland. Author, multilingual poet and performer, researcher. Fiedler explores the interfaces between performance and installation, language and sound, composition and improvisation, She performs her texts with laptop, paper, looper, realtime projection tools (ableton live, modul8...). Since 2000, she is participating in international literature and poetry festivals, readings, music festivals. Animation of workshops in field of sound poetry and performance writing. Participated in the research project « Authors acting on stage: self-conception and mise-en-scène » (HKB, SLI). She is actually researcher in field of text/sound/performance at the Graduated School of Arts, Bern. Fiedler collaborates with musicians in field of improvisation and electro-acoustic, she realizes installations, the mise-en-scène of her pluridisciplinary projects

http://www.realtimepoem.com

 

Helen White

Helen White works with text and visual and tactile elements, makes audio recordings and gives performances. Her first collection, fist house, was published by Dancing Girl Press (Chicago) in 2014.

http://snapdragon.be/helen/index.html

 

Irene Siekman

Irene Siekman creates poetry and theatre. In poems and performances she researches the connection between both disciplines. Irene is the initiator and main organizer for Poëziebus. She also has the smallest theatre in Rotterdam and is one of the main coordinators of #Brusselspoetryfest

http://irenesiekman.nl

 

Jean-Pierre Van Rumste

JPvanR Photography and More: passie voor fotografie. Fotografie, beeldbewerking, ontwerp, schilder- en tekenkunst. Deze vier poten van een comfortabele stoel lopen door elkaar als natte verf. Uw wereld mooier maken met een beklijvende foto, een schitterend ontwerp of een origineel schilderij is het doel.

http://www.jpvanrphotographyandmore.com

 

Jee Kast

Jee Kast (1977) groeide op in Limburg en treedt op met eigen werk: taalgerichte optredens die variëren van poëzie-performances tot gelikte Company Talks. Elke opdracht is een uitdaging, een fakkel die doorgegeven dient te worden. Als woordkunstenaar schuwt hij geen onderwerp, noch experimenten. Hij creëert teksten zowel voor het grote publiek, als voor een uitgelezen publiek. Taal moet de lucht in. Met de poetry slam-geïnspireerde Zaalshow ‘Dicht wegens Drukte’ gaat Jee op tournee in 2016-2017.

http://www.jeekast.be

 

Jérémie Conne

Jérémie Conne est batteur dans des formations rock lausannoises, Rosqo, Toboggan, Meril Wubslin et Sinaï Divers. Il a aussi travaillé en free lance dans diverses entreprises de prestation son & lumière. Il a été sonorisateur pour le festival Pully For Noise et la salle de concert Le Romandie à Lausanne.

 

Jaan Malin

Jaan “Luulur” Malin (1960) is an Estonian sound-poet, curator, essayist, editor, actor, etc. Graduated Tartu University (Estonian literature). Since 1990 he has published eight collections of poetry, as well as prosepoems plays and a CD with sound poems. http://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaan_Malin

 

Joh Tachibana

Joh Tachibana (1984) Published "Fukuzatsukossetsu (compound fracture)" (2007); "YES (or YES)" focusing on Japanese hiragana (2011).

He starred in Taketo Sato’s film "For You" (2010).

Member of "TiP!(This is a Pen!)"(a unit of collaborating on poetry) and the band "うるせぇよ。(urusêyo)" as a vocalist who cannot play any instruments.

He performed in Slovenia, Sweden and Belgium and participated in the project "a poem written by 5 poets at once" by Koki Tanaka at the Venice Biennale Japan Pavilion (2013).

http://tachibanajoh.web.fc2.com/index.htm

 

Joy

Joy (Prix Paroles urbaines 2013), slameuse belge de 25 ans, a eu l'occasion de se produire ces dernières années sur les scènes de Belgique mais aussi de France, Suisse, à Madagascar et à la Réunion.

Elle a publié son premier recueil "L'arbre sans racines d'un pays sans soleil" aux éditions maelstrOm en mai 2015.

Son premier spectacle complet est "Tram 25" (poésie, musique, photographie).

Avec la slameuse Lisette Lombe, elle a créé une performance autour de l'Afrique et du métissage : Griottes.

Elle est membre du collectif "L-Slam" et animatrice d'ateliers d'écriture pour enfants, ados et adultes.

https://www.facebook.com/joyslambe/?ref=hl

 

Kat Georges

Poet, designer, publisher. Author of Our Lady of the Hunger and co-director of Three Rooms Press, a fiercely independent press inspired by dada, punk, and passion. She lives in Greenwich Village, NY.

http://threeroomspress.com/authors/ kat-georges/

 

Laurence Vielle

Laurence Vielle (Bruxelles, 1968), poète national, est une poétesse et comédienne belge de langue française. Elle écrit-dit ; pour elle, la poésie est oralité. Elle aime dire les mots, les faire sonner, les scander, les rythmer.

Elle se définit comme une glaneuse de mots, les mots des autres et les siens. Ce sont ses tambours, elle tente d’y accorder son cœur.

http://www.dichterdesvaderlands.be/vielle/

 

Catherine Graindorge

Catherine Graindorge is a Belgian violinist, violist, composer and actress. Her first solo album, 'The Secret of us all', has been released in september 2012.

Catherine has been playing with artists such as John Parish (PJ Harvey), Bertrand Cantat and Pascal Humbert (Détroit), Hugo Race (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, True Spirit), Andrea Schroeder...

She also plays with the Belgian band Nox, composes for theatre and cinema.

 

Lea Theunissen

Lea Theunissen (Middelburg, 1981), is beeldend kunstenaar, schrijver en performer. Haar performances ziet zij als experiment om op een andere manier met haar woorden te performen.

http://leatheunissen.nl

 

Lisette Lombe

Lisette Lombé, performeuse féministe belgo-congolaise, crée des objets poétiques métissés qui nous font voyager entre l’Europe et l’Afrique, aux frontières de l’érotisme et du militantisme.

https://www.facebook.com/lisette.lombe

http://lisettelombe.be/

 

Luc Fierens

Collagist and visual poet provocateur, his work emerged out of Poesia Visiva, Mail-Art and Fluxist circles. His diverse practice focuses on language/image as a raw material and the exploration of alternative forms of distribution and communication. As such, he promoted a transnational dialogue prior to the inception of the Internet with his mail art projects (Social-Art,Cornucopiae ..) and publications (Postfluxpostbooklets) since 1984.

http://vansebroeck.be

 

Maja Jantar

Maja Jantar is a multilingual and polysonic voice artist and opera director living in Belgium, whose work spans the fields of performance, opera, poetry and visual arts.

http://majajantar.wordpress.com

 

Martijn Nelen

Martijn Nelen (1980) woont in Gent. Toen hij in 2012 poetry slam leerde kennen, bleek dit het ideale medium om de liefde voor taal te combineren met de dorst naar poëtisch gekaderde straatwijsheden en de honger naar geëngageerde thematiek. Dit menu werd uitgebreid met het behalen van het Belgisch vicekampioenschap poetry slam en de oprichting van het collectief 'Slambacht' in 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/martijn.nelen

 

Max Greyson

Max Greyson (1988) is een dichter, prozaschrijver en spoken word performer uit Antwerpen. Sinds 2011 gaat hij Europa rond als spoken word performer in interdisciplinaire muziektheatervoorstellingen. Zo trad hij intussen onder meer op Fabbrica Europa in Firenze, Sommerblut Festival Keulen en op het Sziget Festival in Boedapest. Dichter bij het thuisfront werd hij in 2015 vice-kampioen Poetry Slam van Nederland, waar hij complimenten naar zijn hoofd kreeg als 'de lyricus, de muzikale dichter en de vernieuwer van zinnen'.

http://www.max-greyson.be

 

Moya De Feyter

Moya De Feyter is geboren in 1993 en groeide op in Hasselt. Aan de Universiteit Antwerpen verdiepte ze zich in Nederlandse literatuur en theaterwetenschap, waarvoor ze onder andere stage liep bij rekto:verso. Ze schreef drie theaterteksten voor voorstellingen die in 2014 en 2015 werden opgevoerd en won in februari 2015 Frappant TXT. Vandaag schrijft ze aan haar debuutroman en kruipt ze met veel plezier af en toe met tekst op een podium.

 

Jangojim

Jangojim (Dimitri Sakelaropolus) is een Antwerpse artiest die graag de wereld wil verbeteren met kleurrijke happy creatieve visuals zoals illustraties, animaties en muurschilderijen.

http://www.jangojim.be

 

Muzuki Misum

Mizuki Misumi (1981) received the Modern Poetry Notebook Award (2004). She has published eight poetry books and one novels and one book of picture book. She exceeds a genre and is continuing sending all expressions like poetry. She recieved several awards for her poetry in Japan and abroad.She started reading and performance improvisations in 2008 and released two music albums.She has participated in the project "a poem written by 5 poets at once" by Koki Tanaka at the Venice Biennale Japan Pavilion (2013).

 

Peter Carlaftes

New York-based performance artist and writer Peter Carlaftes is is co-director of Three Rooms Press, a fierce, New York-based independent publisher inspired by Dada, punk and passion.

http://threeroomspress.com/authors/ peter-carlaftes/

 

Rozalie Hirs

Rozalie Hirs (1965) is a contemporary Dutch composer and poet. Her poetry and music are lyrical as well as experimental. The principal concerns of her work are the adventure of listening, reading, and the imagination. Her music consists of vocal, orchestral, and electronic compositions.

http://www.rozaliehirs.com

 

Sebastian Bradt

Sebastian Bradt studied composition with Luc Brewaeys, Louis Andriessen and others. He has been working on his multimedia project .Ko.Tantrum since 2000: ritual music theatre that manifests itself in various forms.

http://www.muziekcentrum.be/identity.php?ID=136324

 

Stefan Wouters

Stefan Wouters is an art historian, lecturer and curator based in Brussels. He holds a double doctorate in Art Sciences and Archaeology (VUB) and in Theatre Sciences and Intermedia (UA). He has worked for the Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels, has collaborated on the research project ‘Belgium is Happening’ (KASKA/UA) and has been teaching various subjects within the domain of performance art, including ‘The Art of Re-enactment’ and ‘Theory of the Avant-Garde’. He is also the organizer of the ‘Belgium Performance Festival’ and lectures 'Kunsthalle' at the VUB.

https://www.ap.be/koninklijke-academie/onderzoeksmedewerker-stefan-wouters/1992

 

Sven de Swerts

Sven de Swerts is dichter, slam poet, cameraman en theateracteur.

Hij reist al sinds 2004 binnen- en buitenlandse podia af.

Organiseert de Spinyopaat avonden, is cameraman voor o.a.: Poëziebus, Vers Geweld, Brussels poetry fest, Uberibus…

1ste poëzie- Ambassadeur van het BUT Filmfestival Breda, maakte mee de internationale kortfilm Dood aan de Powezie!, publiceerde “Reiziger” (2016) zijn eerste dichtbundel bij uitgeverij MeerPeper, schreef twee theaterstukken voor het Bit festival in Kroatië en Zinnema Anderlecht. Acteert bij Osea en werkte al samen met muzikanten van Sukilove, Iris Penning en Drink My Puke

http://www.svenergyblog.wordpress.com

 

Takeo Oshima

Takeo Oshima (1974Chiba Prefecture) is poet, writer & reading performer.

In 2014, he completed the first-ever “one-man reading live for 24 hours.”

In 2015, he participated in the international poetry slam “SLAMons & Friends” as a member of the Japanese team.

In 2016, he won the championship at “Poetry Slam Japan 2016” and participated in the Poetry Slam World Cup as Japan representative.

He also organizes several poetry reading events.

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/goingthedistance/

 

Tom Nisse

Le poète qui utilise souvent sa voix comme outil scénique, utilise ici du papier et ses mains pour une performance devenant installation. https://vimeo.com/77603651

http://www.maelstromreevolution.org/pages/FRA/autori_Tom_Nisse.asp

 

Christina Vanderhaeghe

Poet, Coordinator at forum palliatieve zorg, workshop teacher, currently researching the poetry of Bowie

 

Frédéric Lipzczynski

 

Iulia Militaru

Iulia Militaru is a p(h)oet/ performer/ video artist and so on, also a co-founder of frACTalia Press and InterRe:ACT magazine. Her poetry collections: The Great Pipe Epic (2010), dramadoll (2012) and The Seizure of the Beast. A Post-research (2016) are everything but poetry. One can find more about her literary madness here: https://iuliamilitaru.wordpress.com/

 

Elish

Naît au cœur de la Méditerranée, elish (Elisabetta Falanga) a été initiée à la poésie, à la danse classique et moderne et au théâtre. Après une formation en Philosophie a quitté sa terre habitée par des loups et des brigands, vers le carrefour culturel de la capitale européenne. En Belgique elle a fait un master en Gestion Culturelle et elle s’est immergée dans le tissu social et artistique bruxellois en mélangeant son bagage intellectuel au pragmatisme nordique. Elle vit maintenant à Bruxelles avec la triple casquette d’artiste performeuse, de bénévole en milieu associatif et de gestionnaire culturelle (administration, communication, diffusion). Elle kiffe le sirop de Liège au petit déjeuner et surkiffe des frites sauce andalouse accompagnées par een goede pintje à l’apéro.

 

Ignacio Galilea

Born in Madrid, Ignacio Galilea obtained a degree in Illustration Techniques from the Madrid School of Applied Arts and Crafts. Since 1992 he has developed his career as a visual artist exhibiting his work in Spain, Italy, Brussels and Lima (Peru). As a performance artist he was a member (3 years) of Ritual Art group “Odelot”, and co-founder of“Mudanzas Contemporaneas” performance- art group in public spaces. He currently tours with ”Hipermembrana” (Mechatronic Performance) by Marceli.li Antunez Roca (”Fura dels Baus” fundator). http://ignaciogalilea.net

 

Renaat Ramon

Renaat Ramon (° Bruges (BE). Poet, essayist, performer and visual artist in the spirit of constructivism and minimalism.

Collaborator to Poëziekrant (BE), Big Ode (PT), IZ (NL), Maintenant (USA).

Collections of concrete and visual poetry: Ongehoorde gedichten/Poems unheard - of/Ungehörte Gedichte/Poème inaudite/Poèmes inouis (1997), Color-field poetry (1999), Zichtbare stem/Visible voice/Voix sisible/Sichtbare Stimme (2009), Lingua franca ( 2009), Nøtebøøk (2010), Apodicta (2013).

Klemteken, (2012), an anthology of his poetry.

2014: Vorm & Visie. Geschiedenis van de concrete en visuele poëzie in Nederland en Vlaanderen (Form & Vision. History of the concrete and visual poetry in the Netherlands and Flanders).

http://www.renaatramon.be

 

Silvio Severino

Photographer and collage artist Silvio Severino makes highly personal pieces. Reflecting on the urban and natural world alongside notions of art versus capitalism, advertising against real human relation- ships, he builds surrealist images of contemporary culture and iconography. From Brazil living in Brussels, Belgium

 

Sophie Malleret

 

Zygimantas Kudirka

Poet, artist, performer. Artist of avant-garde rap and the voice of electronic music. Interested in interactive poetry, literary remixes and artificial languages. European slam poet #1 in 2014.

http://www.kudirkacentral.com

 

Philip Meersman

Multilingual poet/performer Philip Meersman (1971) pushes boundaries of poetry in both written and spoken form, drawing on current affairs, socio-political and environmental issues. He is the author of the poetry collection This Is Belgian Chocolate: Manifestations of Poetry. He is a cofounder of DAstrugis- tenDA, artiestencollectief JA!, and received in 2012 the “D. Buliuk award for outstanding achievements in the field of avant-garde art and the avant-garde in research.” In 2016 he starts a PhD in the Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp: “the oral performance of visual poetry” based upon the work of the Russian Cubo-Futurists and René Magritte.

http://threeroomspress.com/authors/ philip-meersman/