Bio Kristien Van den Brande
An ongoing interest in the (im)materiality, the image and performativity of writing has led me to work in between the disciplines of urbanism, literature, performance, art criticism and expanded publishing. After a Masters Philosophy of Pedagogy, Theatre Studies, and one year research at Jan Van Eyck Academy, my main anchor became Brussels and performing arts, where I feel most stimulated by the question of the audience and how to give space, rhythm, light, form… to (the production and the transmission of) knowledge. Recurrent focal points are archives, scores and improvisation, indirect speech, performative writing and counter-signing, appropriation and inscription, expanded publishing and memorizing. I alternate between writing, editing and web design, curating, performing, dramaturgy and mentoring at A.pass. I have collaborated with Myriam Van Imschoot, Mette Edvardsen, Christine De Smedt, Sarah Vanhee, Wim Cuyvers. Currently doing research on ‘support de fortune’.