Michiel Vandevelde started dancing at the youth theatre and dance company fABULEUS. He completed his degree in dance/choreography at P.A.R.T.S. in 2012. His work consists of actions in the public space, performance and building different kinds of structures. In his early work he often collaborated with Menno Vandevelde and Jozef Wouters. In 2010 he showed “Creatie 2010 (musicpiece)” at Theater Aan Zee. He then developed “Tentproject (a space for ideas)”, a project based on the quest for alternative political, economic and social structures. This quest went on to form the base for his next works: “Stageproject (a space for ideas and action)” (2012), “Walking piece” (2012) and “Love songs (veldeke)”” (2013). Since 2012 he has been working on founding a new political party named “The political party”, developed within the frame of ‘De stadsresidenten’ initiated by the arts centre Vooruit in Ghent. In 2013 he became part of the artistic team of the Bâtard festival. Currently Michiel is preparing “Antithesis (the future of the image)” which will première in March 2015 at Vooruit, Ghent.



Antithesis (the future of the image)

Could we make way for a new image culture? What are the possible or impossible futures of the image?

Antithesis, the future of the image is a quest for alternative cultures of the image. The project’s objective is to cannibalize the current western image culture. We hope that as a result of this gesture of devouring and digesting an existing culture, a transformation of that culture is created. We are surrounded by images. How these images are edited, manipulated and represented influence the way we perceive the world. It influences our ideas of the body, history, future, what we perceive as being fake and being real.

During the residency at Les Bains I will primarily generate materials that, in a later phase, will be composed and arranged.

Creation: Michiel Vandevelde Graphic design: Ward Heirwegh Feedback: Dries Douibi Thanks to:Bains Connective, Het Bos Production: Vooruit (Ghent), in the frame of the (Im)possible futures festivalCoproduced by Vooruit in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.