The fourth edition of the Wandering Arts Biennial (WAB) is taking place in 2020.
The WAB is a contemporary arts biennial that focuses on versatile research, production and presentation methods of artists with nomadic practices.
This fourth edition of the WAB returns to the initial aim of the biennial, i.e. to serve as a platform for encounter and exchange for participating artists.
In early 2020, during different gatherings, a number of themes were distilled that connect to the research and practice of participants. These strands will serve as the backdrop for the biennial, offering a focal point to all activities happening.
– different modes of wandering
– artistic ethics of wandering
– ownership / authorship – the collective question
– the institute
– rhythm (past connected to future motor)
The WAB is co-produced by all the participating artists:
Anna Raimondo, Bruno de Wachter, Buratinas Captains, Chloé Schuiten & Clément Thiry, Christian Hansen, Davide Tidoni, Eleni Kamma, Francesca Chiacchio, hans Andreas R., Isabel Burr Raty, Kasper Demeulemeester, Laurent Delom, Marialen Marouda / The Oceanographies Institute, oracle, Pacôme Béru / Atelier Cartographique, Phierre-Philippe Hofmann, Shervin Kianersi Haghighi, Steven Jouwersma, Various Artists
During the 4th WAB oracle deals with the physical vs imaginary presence of human beings, and with connectivity through telepathy. The upcoming vocal readings in the city connect the voice-body practice of the oracle to sci-fi writings by Mira Sanders. They are working on several outputs from these ephemeral practices such as a website, ‘’Open Tafel‘’ conferences and a re-issue of the publication Dannie.i.
Open Tafel is a format where oracle gathers different voices around the table. Using the oracle practice as a method, the participants are seen as holders of knowledge on their practice, as people who can vocally articulate information about their practice.
The topic for the Open Tafel-WAB meeting will be ‘Voice / in / & / Public / Space’