3rd Wandering Arts Biennial

The Wandering Arts Biennial is a research and production biennial that focuses on mobility, versatile production and presentation methods in the field of contemporary arts, and the nomadic practices of artists.

For this third edition Mira Sanders proposed a framework for reflection:

“I propose to reflect upon the idea of ‘wandering along a limit(s)’ (that can be political, historical, cultural social, physical or geographical). The question that follows is, ‘how can you form (an) image(s) of a wandering along (a) limit(s)?”

oracle has been part of WAB since 2017 and since then nadine has become oracle’s main supporter on an artistic and administrative level. As a platform for artistic encounters and exchange with other artists, nadine and WAB became a home for the oracle practice and its community. In the 3rd edition of nadine’s Wandering Arts Biennale oracle participated in several ways:

  • through spontaneous practices in public spaces
  • through exploring the oracle practice in the format of
    a lecture performance in the Symposium “The intra-action between documents and its users”, organised by Luca School of arts and nadine.
  • through vocally reading exhibitions of other WAB #3 participants:

– Teresa Cos at Argos
– Gudny Rósa Ingimarsdóttir at exhibition space of Saskia Gevaert
– Shervin Kianersi Haghighi at nodine
– Christian Hansen at Experimental Intermedia

  • through collaborating with other artists from WAB and with their practices
  • through creating dannie.i
  • through joining the regular events organised by WAB, like the opening at IMal, the Symposium, the outdoor event at parc Friche and so forth


WAB is a project by nadine vzw.


Werner Lenz - oracle engaged by the practice of Bruno de Wachter

In his travel journal Vom Gehen im Eis, the German film director Werner Herzog describes a walk from Munich to Paris in December 1974. His friend and film critic Lotte Eisner was diagnosed with cancer and Herzog believes that if he makes it to Paris on foot, sleeping along the way in empty holiday houses, she will make it. On his way he crosses les Vosges along the same route as Lenz did two hundred years earlier, passing through the village of Waldersbach (formerly called Waldbach), apparently unaware of the history of Oberlin and Lenz.

As if that is not enough of a coincidence, both text fragments of five and eight pages respectively, describing a walk along the same route at the same time of the year, have more things in common… I take them as a starting point for an artistic exploration. I will walk the same route again and invite people to walk, reflect and create with me.”

The weekend of 8 and 9 December 2018, Bruno De Wachter walks the route in Les Voges from Barr to Fouday with Various Artists, oracle (Caroline Daish, Justine Maxelon)  and Miriam Rohde.


dannie.i launch




symposium: From Performance to Action and Back Again

The international symposium From Performance to Action and Back Again focuses on the complex relation between performance art and documentation. How are performances documented? How can documentation be more than mere registration? Artists and scholars enter the discussion during a varied programme with performances and lectures.

“In the solos, either doing or whilst watching, I work things out. Or I work things through I think it through thoughts and ideas. In the group and it is different. I explore a define. I explore voice and composition and I explore the effect of the body position on the voice production. And I define my place or aural space in the group. And this is forever changing, fluctuating. I take joy hearing and being surprised by the others, the voices, what turns they take, what qualities are discovered and explored. My attention oscillates me , then, you, me, you, me, me, me, me, you, you, body, breath… I set goals or tasks for myself physically responding to the others and also vocal exploration tracks. Go somewhere and discover a new sound or feeling or try to find something back and realise the folly of that. The work and the compromise of that work. That reflection to find something back from a memory. A feeling of how it was produced, (the sound) or a memory of how it sounded. And it sounded very different in its new context of the new now. I drone sometimes to feel myself. And to concentrate on the other voice. I use percussive sound as a grouping device. Today I was feeling the difference between doing for doing’s sake and research. Looking or searching for something or at least setting myself off on a path of research. I need the path to follow and begin and wandering off and discovery I like to find knowledge. I like to be, and then discover whilst looking for something else. I need the task. I want the task. I enjoy creating the task. The discovery of death not being an out-breath or a leaving, but inversely as an in-breath, a closing down, retreating. A going into oneself, a disappearing.” Caroline