Sarah Vanhee Brussels


Sarah Vanhee has collected a year’s worth of real and virtual trash and brings it together in a performance. Imagine this place where you find yourself reconnected to everything you have discarded, deleted or thrown away. Objects, thoughts, relations you had already cut yourself loose from and forgotten about, now they are all there again. They are yours, you care about them. You reverse, re-value, re-invest. Every thing is worth something. When does your trash stop being your trash? Think an inverse world, for instance that scene in Bunuel’s The Phantom Of Liberty where hosts and guests shit together around the dinner table and eat alone in the toilet. Oblivion is a performance with everything Sarah Vanhee would have thrown away during one year working and living. It is a slow celebration of things unhidden.

Sarah Vanhee's artistic practice is linked to performance, visual art and literature. It uses different formats and is often (re)created in situ. Recent works include OblivionI Screamed and I Screamed and I Screamed UntitledLecture For Every OneTurning Turning (a choreography of thoughts) . Her work has been presented in various contexts such as De Appel arts centre (Amsterdam), iDans (Istanbul), Centre Pompidou (Metz), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Impulstanzfestival (Vienna), Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse), La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel), CAMPO (Ghent), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), Contour (Mechelen), Théatre de La Cité (Paris), HAU (Berlin) etc. She is the co-author of Untranslatables and author of The Miraculous Life of Claire C and TT . She wrote several texts for specialized press and art-related publications. 

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival (Göteborg), Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen)