Agenda Thursday 12th September

Ewa Justka & Eric Copeland on Thursday 12th September at Brasserie Atlas, Brussels

A double bill featuring London-based Polish electronic acid-tech-noise producer Ewa Justka and former Black Dice member Eric Copeland’s pulsating, psychedelic and percussion-driven proto techno. Not one for the faint of heart, this one promises to be adventurous to say the least. file View the event on Facebook

Closet of Records: Ekster / DJ Victor Robyn on Thursday 12th September at Het Bos, Antwerp

To mark the release of Antwerp record label Ekster’s latest offering, Jatinder Singh Durhailay and David Edren’s Tea Notes, as well as their upcoming live performance on 2nd November in Le Corbusier’s Maison Guiette, label head honcho Victor Robyn puts together a personal selection of his favourite records with side servings of, you guessed it, tea. file View the event on Facebook

Marie Davidson & Afrodeutsche on Thursday 12th September at Recyclart, Brussels

Following her critically-acclaimed Ninja Tune-released Working Class Woman in 2018, French-Canadian musician Marie Davidson descends upon Brussels for a live performance at Recyclart brought to you by Deep in House with Louis Vogue and Afrodeutsche on support duties. file View the event on Facebook

La Médiathèque c’est nous on Friday 13th September at Cinéma Nova, Brussels

With the defeatist resignation of a management team utterly disconnected from its organisation’s primary purpose, PointCulture has decided to discontinue the public use of its beloved archive of records, CDs, films and other cultural necessities, the aim being to stop all rentals and any further purchases of medias of all sorts. The reason? “Everything is available on the Internet anyway,” setting aside the unique ability of physical contact, suggestions and searches to initiate coincidental discoveries and widen the scope of the culturally-voracious. To protest this utter fallacy, a night of concerts, on-the-spot beatmaking, projections and DJ sets will all converge with the stated objective of demonstrating why, precisely, PointCulture’s archive can not and should not be relegated to warehouse status. Full and unconditional support. file View the event on Facebook

Oxhy & DJ Lostboi on Friday 13th September at Brasserie Atlas, Brussels

Changing it up somewhat after the summer season’s end, Brussels’ Slagwerk crew bring a new formula to their now much-anticipated nights with four live shows by the likes of London-based producer Oxhy (think sounds and words for funeral dirges), Iceland’s Europe and Rogergoon as well as Slagwerk’s own hexagon brozart. With pre-teen emo poster boy DJ Lostboi immersing the willing audience into a context closely ressembling his own bedroom, the night promises to be a firm departure from what Slagwerk has accustomed us to in the past. file View the event on Facebook

LaVallée 4th Birthday on Friday 13th September at LaVallée, Brussels

LaVallée, the hybrid cultural hotspot spearheaded by SmartBe, celebrates its fourth birthday with a weekend-long celebration. On the menu, editorial workshops, culinary performances based on oysters (yes, you read that right), the opening of Stephan Balleux’s exhibition and enough concerts (Gerard Jugno 106, The Word Radio resident Miaux and Noir Boy George amongst others) as well as DJ sets to keep you on your toes. file View the event on Facebook

Basic Moves and Friends on Friday 13th September at Kumiko, Brussels

Brussels-based record label Basic Moves throws a night at Kumiko with Colombian DJ Adi, Crevette Records affiliated Boudwijn Ericx and its own islas. Come through. file View the event on Facebook

Opening of STRT Kit #5 'Objects vs. Things' + Family Fictions on Friday 13th September at Extra City, Antwerp

Friday will see a slew of openings at Antwerp’s Extra City, amongst them Objects vs. Things and Family Fictions, a group show held in the context of the fifth edition of STRT Kit, an international program supporting emerging visual artists based in Antwerp. Presenting several installations by participating artists Valentin Cernat, Pierre Coric, Lola Daels, Maxim Ryckaerts and Eva van Tongeren that all share an obsession with collecting materials and a compulsion to investigate their qualities, the exhibition draws on collections of soil samples and stones from distant landscapes, barcodes from products passing through Antwerp’s harbour, objects linked to childhood memories and even words. Whilst you’re at it, make sure to also check out the Family Fictions group show. file View the event on Facebook

Opening of Koi Persyn – Patience Solitaire on Friday 13th September at Social Harmony, Ghent

Ghent-based non-gallery and predominantly cassette-based label Social Harmony shows the mixed media work of recent Kask graduate Koi Persyn. file View the event on Facebook

Horst Arts & Music Festival on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September at Asiat, Vilvoorde

For its first edition on Vilvoorde’s former military site Asiat, the Horst crew go all out with a line-up that includes firm favourites Ceephax Acid Crew (live), Céline Gillain (live), Gesloten Cirkel (live), Weird Dust (live), Luca Lozano, Hantrax, Walrus, Simo Cell, Shanti Celeste, Invisible City, Otis and many more. Pull up. file View the event on Facebook

Chanoirs Family Open Air on Saturday 14th September at Woodpecker, Brussels

Artist collective Chanoirs go open air together with the CTL gang for a self-described “100% dirty and 100% dance” mid-afternoon shindig. Be warned.
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Opening of Dirk Braeckman on Saturday 14th September at Zeno X gallery, Antwerp

Beloved Belgian photographer Dirkk Braeckman presents his sixth solo exhibition at Antwerp’s Zeno X Gallery, the first show since representing Belgium at the Venice Biennial in 2017. file View the event on Facebook

Opening André Smits & Monika Dahlberg on Saturday 14th September at Office Central pour la Documentation Artistique Locale et Internationale, Antwerp

To mark the grand opening of l’Office Central pour la Documentation Artistique Locale et Internationale’s Antwerp branch, André Smits will unveil a new mural work as well as 240 photographs culled from his Artist in the World project whilst Monika Dahlberg will show new collage works and take on DJ duties. file View the event on Facebook

Full Moon Healing: Ben Bertrand & Bear Bones, Lay Low on Saturday 14th September at Bar Bricolage, Ghent

Pulled, or rather copy pasted, straight from the event’s Facebook page: “Dear all, STROOM is inside Bar Bricolage to celebrate the full moon on Saturday September 14 at 21° Pisces joins Neptune. She invited bass clarinetist and composer Ben Bertrand, Brussels psych wizard Bear Bones, Lay Low and her peers to give you a night full of magic, tranquility & joy.” file View the event on Facebook

Repair café 100% Audio on Sunday 15th September at La Serre, Brussels

Ixelles’ preeminent collaborative space La Serre hosts, as its name aptly suggests, a repair café, allowing musicians as well as neighbourhood residents to bring their broken and downtrodden audio equipment and get it repaired by a team of benevolent repairmen whilst at the same time learning on the spot. Amps, speakers, headphones, radio transmitters and the likes get the love treatment and a second life. file View the event on Facebook

Finissage this hard this fast on Sunday 15th September at Museum van Deinze, Deinze

Last day to catch la fille d’O’s Murielle Scherre’s exhibition of customarily un-staged, unfiltered and uncanny photographs. Think poignant and powerfully intimate diary-like imagery with just the right amount of sincerity and sensuality. Includes picnic with the artist herself. file View the event on Facebook