Toward a Transindividual Self by Ana Vujanovic and Bojana Cvejic(March 2022)

Sarma is pleased to announce the release of Toward a Transindividual Self by Ana Vujanovic and Bojana Cvejic. The publication was made possible by a research trajectory offered by Sarma and is co-published with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO) and Multimedijalni Institut (HR).

Toward a Transindividual Self examines the process of performing the self, distinctive for the formation of the self in Western neoliberal societies in the 21st century. It approaches the self from a transdisciplinary angle where political and cultural anthropology, performance studies, and dramaturgy intersect.

Starting from their concern with the crisis of the social, which coincides with the rise of individualism, Vujanovic and Cvejic critically untangle individualist modes of performing the self, such as possessive, aesthetic, and autopoietic individualisms. However, their critique does not make for an argument for collectivism as a socially more viable alternative to individualism. Instead, it confronts them with the more fundamental problem of ontogenesis: how is that which distinguishes me as an individual formed in the first place? This question marks a turning point in the study, where it steps back into the process of individuation, prior to, and in excess of, the individual.

The process of individuation, however, encompasses biological, social, and technological conditions of becoming whose real potential is transindividual, or more specifically, social transformation. A ‘theater of individuation’ (Gilbert Simondon) captures the dramaturgical stroke by which the authors investigate social relations (like solidarity and de-alienation) in which the self actualizes its transindividual dimension. This epistemic intervention into ontogenesis allows them to expand the horizon of transindividuation in an array of tangible social, aesthetic and political acts and practices. As with every horizon, the transindividual may not be closely at hand; however, it is certainly within reach, and the book encourages the reader to approach it.


Cairography 2: Emergency Edition edited by Cairography Collective (January 2021)

With the second edition of Cairography, Sarma and HaRaKa continue their collaboration, ten years into post-revolutionary Egypt. Cairography 2: Emergency Edition (2020) comes after a year of losses, between a deadly pandemic and a series of political catastrophes. The publication aims at provoking new dialogues through theoretical texts, interviews and artistic works between the Arabic speaking region and western practitioners.

The collection was edited by Cairography Collective (Adham Hafez, Ismail Fayed and Myriam Van Imschoot), copyedited by Adam Kucharski and media-disseminated by Cindy Sibilisky in both English and Arabic.

Cairography was initiated by HaRaKa and developed in collaboration with and through the support of Sarma. This edition was made possible with the support of Moussem Nomadic Arts Center. The Cairography Publication Series will continue as a central mission of Cairography Collective during a residency in Kunsthal Ghent in 2021, where the core members of the collective are researching aesthetic consensus.


Conversations in Vermont by Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Myriam Van Imschoot and Tom Engels (November 2020)

It is with great pleasure that Sarma announces the release of Conversations in Vermont (2020). This publication hosts an online collection of more than 17 hours of recorded interviews with two North-American artists who have been influencing the course of Western dance in the 20th century and up to the present: Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton. Each of these artists created significant performances, techniques, and interactive movement systems that rely on persistent inquiries into the sensorial body and its moving potential, be it both puzzling and provocative. Articulating their ideas with candor and precision, these recordings capture them once again as equally seasoned and eloquent thinkers.

Myriam Van Imschoot interviewed both artists around the turn of the millennium when she was investigating the role of improvisation in the New York avant-garde scene of the 1960s up until the European flaring interest in improvisation in the 1990s. Among the many people she interviewed at that time, she found in Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton a pair of interlocutors to guide her through the conceptual minefield of “thinking” improvisation. Nelson and Paxton delivered more than personal testimonials and represented more than exemplary “cases” in a historian's narrative. By orally reviving their stories, lives, performances, and poetics they helped determine the very way these unwritten histories could be “told” in the first place.

More than 15 years later, Van Imschoot invited Tom Engels to collaborate on making these research materials public in a way that would keep the orality central. The first installment of the publication, Conversations in Vermont: Lisa Nelson, was published in 2018. The second part, Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton, is now being added to complete the diptych. Each offer an epic listening and reading experience, with recordings and transcripts intertwining as mutually supportive strands. Both publications were developed in dialogue with the artists, who now extend these once undisclosed conversations with people worldwide. A deliberate gesture of democratic partnering. Sarma and Oral Site, its digital platform for artist publications, formed the curatorial and productional environments in which such work could take place.

Conversations in Vermont (2020) can be accessed here. For an optimal experience, please use Safari, Chrome or Firefox as your browser.

The launch of Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton was scheduled at Playground Festival (STUK -  House for Dance, Image and Sound and Museum M, Leuven) on November 22. As a result of the COVID-19 measures imposed by the Belgian Federal Government, this presentation will not take place.


Preview of Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton by Tom Engels and Myriam Van Imschoot at Dansehallerne (March 2020)

On March 2, Sarma will preview the new digital publication 'Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton', edited by Tom Engels and Myriam Van Imschoot, at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen.

This online publication and research tool, hosting 12 hours of interviews, highlights the early work and life of the acclaimed American experimental dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton. The publication and the event focuses on Steve Paxton’s early days (1958-1972), prior to the development of Contact Improvisation, thus offering a less visited perspective on Steve Paxton.

Initiator and interviewer Myriam Van Imschoot and co-editor Tom Engels will guide the audience through the publication. Steve Paxton himself participates online and the writer and researcher Lou Forster will contribute to the dialogue.


Conversations in Vermont by Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Myriam Van Imschoot and Tom Engels (February 2020)

Sarma is glad to announce its participation in Drafting Interior Techniques, an exhibition on dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton. The exhibition will include a presentation of Sarma's digital publication 'Conversations in Vermont: Lisa Nelson' (2018) and a preview of 'Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton', which will be published in 2020. The exhibition is curated by Romain Bigé and João Fiadeiro and will run from February 20 till May 10 at Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao.


Conversations in Vermont by Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Myriam Van Imschoot and Tom Engels (March 2019)

Sarma is glad to announce its participation in Drafting Interior Techniques, an exhibition on dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton. The exhibition will include a presentation of Sarma's digital publication 'Conversations in Vermont: Lisa Nelson' (2018) and a preview of 'Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton', which will be published by the end of 2019. The exhibition is curated by Romain Bigé and João Fiadeiro and will run between March 9 and July 14 at Culturgest (Lisbon, PT).


Diglossia by Vincent Meessen (December 2018)

Diglossia is a digital artist publication by visual artist Vincent Meessen.

Pursuing a research initiated for the occupation of the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial, Vincent Meessen’s work on Oral Site examines the transnational destiny of the official Belgian motto "Eendracht maakt macht/L'union fait la force", to eventually reveal its multiple, hybrid and popular variations.

Upon discovering that its monolingual French version, “L’union fait la force” (Unity is strength), had been erased for political reasons from the frontispiece of the Belgian Pavilion in Venice, Meessen got interested in the existence of that very same motto on Haïti’s flag since its independence in 1804. In Haïti (Ayiti) and in the Carribean, he found many creolised versions that circulate in the popular ways of speaking: sayings and proverbs, most of them originating from Africa.

In the publication Diglossia, the bas-relief banner of the Pavilion is reproduced but the missing official motto is replaced by about fifteen creole variations, read aloud by a creole locator and translated in English, French and Dutch. Pointing at the power relations implied in and between different languages, it proposes a poetic meditation on the emergence of forms that are at once popular, plural, minor and remain resolutely opaque, even to the French speaker.


Walk+Talk Documents by Philipp Gehmacher, Jeroen Peeters and Alexander Schellow (December 2018)

Walk+Talk Documents is a digital artist publication by Philipp Gehmacher, Jeroen Peeters and Alexander Schellow.

Since 2013, Sarma and Oral Site have been working on the documentation and the annotation of walk+talk, a lecture-performance format initiated by choreographer Philipp Gehmacher. After editions in Vienna (2008), Brussels (2011), Stockholm (2014), Reykjavik (2015) and Berlin (2016), the Poznan (2017) edition can now be found online as well. This last edition includes contributions by Maria Stoklosa, Frédéric Gies, Alice Chauchat and Anna Nowicka.


Conversations in Vermont: Lisa Nelson at CN D (Paris) (June 2018)

Conversations in Vermont: Lisa Nelson is a digital artist publication and online research resource that highlights the work and life of dance and video artist Lisa Nelson. It revolves around many hours of audio-recorded interviews with Lisa Nelson, conducted by Myriam Van Imschoot between 2001 and now. On the occasion of Camping 2018, Centre National de la Danse (CN D Pantin) invited Tom Engels and Myriam Van Imschoot to set up a sound installation, which gives insight into the publication. The installation can be visited during Camping 2018 (18-29/06) between 12:30 and 19:00 at the Espace Archives at CN D. The program of Camping 2018 can be found here.


Conversations in Vermont: Lisa Nelson by Lisa Nelson, Myriam Van Imschoot and Tom Engels (March 2018)

Conversations in Vermont: Lisa Nelson is a digital artist publication and online research resource that highlights the work and life of dance and video artist Lisa Nelson. It revolves around many hours of audio-recorded interviews with Lisa Nelson, conducted by Myriam Van Imschoot between 2001 and now. Their conversations zoom in on crucial aspects of Lisa Nelson’s art making and teaching. Key notions such as ‘stillness’, ‘attention’, and ‘image’, give a specific insight into Lisa Nelson’s practice, but also into dance-making at large. Altogether this publication, made in collaboration with the artist, gives a rare overview of her prolific work and honors her finetuned ideas as they have been shaping the uncompromising potential of the senses for action and composition in and outside of the realm of dance. Its legacy is felt in the practices of many artists.

To celebrate the launch of the publication, Sarma organizes an evening with contributions by Lisa Nelson, Jeroen Peeters, Myriam Van Imschoot and Tom Engels. The launch of the publication will take place at Kaaistudio's (Brussels), March 30 at 19:00. Tickets can be found here.

Additionally, dance artist and pedagogue Anouk Llaurens hosts The Breathing Archive, a workshop in which she invites you to collectively edit a poetic and ephemeral document based on a selection of texts from Sarma’s anthology on Lisa Nelson as well as texts emanating from Llaurens’ research on poetic documentation. The workshop takes place at Kaaistudio's (Brussels), March 30 at 14:00. Tickets can be found here.

In 2019 Sarma and Oral Site will release the second chapter of Conversations in Vermont, which will focus on the work and life of dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton.​

interviews Lisa Nelson & Myriam Van Imschoot | editors Lisa Nelson, Myriam Van Imschoot & Tom Engels | dramaturgy Tom Engels | design & technical support Julien Bruneau | transcriptions Kevin Fay & Kristien Van den Brande | production Sarma | co-production Kaaitheater, STUK, Centre National de la Danse | made possible with the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.


Solidarity Poiesis: I Will Come and Steal You (November 2017)

Sarma is pleased to announce the release of Solidarity Poiesis: I Will Come and Steal You, a book edited by Robin Vanbesien. Taking its vantage point from the popular assemblies in Athens, Solidarity Poiesis: I Will Come and Steal You discusses the multifaceted ideas and prospects of this grassroots movement such as prefiguration, self-governance and abolition democracy. This publication was made possible by a research trajectory offered by Sarma and is co-published together with b_books, MER. Paper Kunsthalle and Timely. The book is available through b_books and MER. Paper Kunsthalle.

Public presentations happen on November 16 at Netwerk Aalst (BE), December 10 at Extra City (Antwerp, BE) and February 7 at Vooruit (Ghent, BE). 

The book is edited by Robin Vanbesien and contains essays and interviews by and with Tom Engels, Bryana Fritz, Christos Giovanopoulos, Avery F. Gordon, Valeria Graziano, Christina Papadopoulos, Christos Sideris, Alberto Toscano and Robin Vanbesien. 


another name, spoken curated by Tom Engels at Jan Mot (Brussels) (January 2017)

"Taking on another name is drag minus kitsch and cliché. Overthrowing oneself with another as a way to simultaneously break down and reconstruct; a way to activate renaming across temporal, spatial, gendered, economic, institutionalized and other constraints. Literally, dragging something over to collide with the self, the voice, and the body and to also perform within the waves it produces." - Tom Engels, another name, spoken: a prelude

Sarma kindly invites you to the first section of another name, spoken, a series of performances curated by Tom Engels. another name, spoken unfolds a series of questions about name giving and taking. Utilizing the act of name giving and taking is a way to playfully both expand and dissolve the self. In this time where identity, the corporate, labeling, and branding flood our landscape, the procedure of naming is varied, omnipresent and strategic. Despite such saturation, it is urgent to insist on rethinking the procedures of name giving and taking so as to poetically dismantle and reconstruct them. The first section of the program will host Group Show by Galerie (Simon Asencio & Adriano Wilfert Jensen) and Eszter Salamon 1949 by Eszter Salamon. The development of this performance series is made possible by a research trajectory provided by Sarma. 

Group Show by Galerie  with works by Valentina Desideri, Adriana Lara, Alex Bailey, Dora Garcia, Jan Ritsema, Jonathan Burrows, Krõõt Juurak, Angela Goh, Jennifer Lacey, Audrey Cottin, Mårten Spångberg and Pontus Pettersson

Saturday 21/01 - 5 pm & Sunday 22/01 - 3 pm  duration: 2 hrs / limited capacity

Eszter Salamon 1949 by Eszter Salamon

Friday 27/01 - 7 pm & Saturday 28/01 - 5 pm duration: 2,5 hrs / limited capacity


Image: Group Show, The Matinee, La BF 15 - Lyon (2016) © Galerie


Solidarity Imaginary at WIELS (November 2016)

During the occupation of the Athens squares in 2011, a collective social and political experiment unfolded that laid the foundation for the rise of an unprecedented grassroots movement, organized around the principles of solidarity, direct democracy and equality. The experience of destitution and being attacked by the state paradoxically overlapped with the revelation that democratic self-organisation is not only possible, but that is also an intensely positive experience.

While preparing a docu-fiction film with and alongside the grassroots solidarity movement in Athens (vision for a citizen, 2017), artist Robin Vanbesien invites Daniel Blanga-Gubbay and Ana Vujanovic to share their reflections on an 'imaginary of solidarity'. Blanga-Gubbay traces the production of vulnerability in the context of solidarity mechanisms in Europe, while Vujanović proposes the notion of the ‘transindividual’ as a possible horizon for performing the self. The evening opens with a screening of assembly for an Oresteia (2016), Vanbesien’s prelude to vision for a citizen, and will be concluded with an open discussion.

November 16, 2016 at WIELS, Brussels, 7-9pm. This evening is part of Robin Vanbesien’s research trajectory supported by Sarma. It is produced by Sarma and WIELS, with the support of workspacebrussels.


assembly for an Oresteia by Robin Vanbesien (Fall 2016)

Documentation photography of Foreign Places © 2016 Sven Laurent - Let me shoot for you


Sarma proudly presents assembly for an Oresteia (2016) a new film by Belgian visual artist Robin Vanbesien. As a study for his next film vision for a citizen (2017), the film portrays a conversation between actors and protagonists of solidarity organisations in Athens. The conversation explores the ethics and the potential of self-organised democratic processes. Sarma supports the research trajectory of both films.

The film was on display in the Foreign Places exhibition at WIELS (BE, Brussels), curated by Grégory Castéra and Caroline Dumalin, where it was joined by an installation of Vanbesien’s painting series project for an exhibition: citizen without qualities (2015-16).

This Fall Sarma will host an evening with lectures and conversations to discuss the premisses of these works at WIELS.

Upcoming screenings:

21/09/2016 Athens Biennial, "OMONIA", Varvakios Square, 19:00.

17/11/2016 OFFoff Art Cinema, Ghent, 20:00.


Conversations in Vermont by Myriam Van Imschoot at Movement Research (NYC)

On the 28th of July 2016, Myriam Van Imschoot presented her upcoming interview publication Conversations in Vermont at Movement Research in New York City. The publication served as a springboard into a discussion about the interview as a tool to mine artistic thought, the legacies of Judson Dance Theater (also in respect to Neo-Judson) and the potential of dialogic formats for collaborative historical re/construction. This “listening” group constituted the first public moment to test out research and interview materials as part of an interview publication under construction. Van Imschoot has been editing a body of interviews with two prolific American artists whose careers often intertwined and have been influencing generations of dance makers across the globe: Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton. These interviews grew, over the years, into a mind-affair unique of its kind, and however raw and open, are ready to meet a public's ear.


walk + talk documents Berlin (August 2016)

walk+talk documents is an ongoing multimodal publication around Philipp Gehmacher's walk+talk series, in which choreographers introduce their movement language in a lecture-demonstration. It includes annotated videos, multimodal essays on utterance and on space, and a text collection on practice. Now the latest performances in Berlin by Sebastian Matthias, Sidney Leoni, Maria F. Scaroni and Kát Valastur are available as annotated videos.


P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios: A Series of Interventions (Spring 2016)

During the course of the research cluster 'Time and Rhythm' at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), the artists, thinkers and theoreticians that were invited to teach in the program, will be given the opportunity to share their work publicly. Guests will include Goran Sergej Pristas, Diedrich Diederichsen, Daniela Bershan and Juan Dominguez. The research cluster and the public program were initiated and conceived by Bojana Cvejic and Tom Engels. The documentation of the interventions can be found here.


Book launch: 'Choreographing Problems' by Bojana Cvejic (April 2016)

There is a distinctive kind of thought which arose within the practices of making, performing and attending dance in the last fifteen years. What if this thought had little to do with understanding and recognition, but with breaking the habits by which we join movement to human body, and perceive action in time? How can concepts express problems? In 'Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performances' (Palgrave 2015), Bojana Cvejic unravels another mode of creation in recent choreography and performance, which begins by posing problems after Gilles Deleuze and Spinoza. For the book launch (on April 13, 2016 at the Kaaistudio's in Brussels), Cvejic was joined by dramaturge Goran Sergej Pristas and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen. The conversation was moderated by Tom Engels.

The documentation of the talk can be found here.


Sarma Docs (Spring 2016)

Sarma Docs is a series of posters that announce, articulate and reflect upon Sarma’s online text collection. For this second edition, Sarma Docs publishes The Project at Work, a text by philosopher and performance theoretician Bojana Kunst. In March 2016, Sarma will launch a text collection of her most prominent works. In the Summer of 2015, Bojana Kunst released her latest book titled Artist at Work: Proximity of Art and Capitalism. Sarma asked performance scholar Josefine Wikström to write a critical analysis of Kunst’s elaboration on the ubiquitous relation between art and capitalism.


CLANGUAGE, an artist publication by Arf Arf (Fall 2015)

Online on Oral Site, and presented in various places in Europe

On October 22, Oral Site releases Clanguage, a 15-page web-publication by Arf Arf, consisting of numerous sound poetry scores, near-lost recordings and new writing. On the occasion of this launch the post-Australian sound poetry group Arf Arf will be presenting new work in Europe. The group will explore the combined power of memory and voice to conjure geometric shapes that radiate inwardly and shrink outwardly. Disparities and slippages between ‘then’ and ‘now’, language and verbal noise, blind spots and myopic listening will be plundered, extemporized and recast.

October 22: Croxhapox, Ghent (BE)
October 30: De Player, Rotterdam (NL)
October 31: Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
November 1: Wallgallery, Rotterdam (NL)
November 7: Filmwerkstatt, Düsseldorf (DE)
November 19: Skolská 28, Prague (CZ)


VOLUME SP1: Holy Vowels by Frank Lovece (Fall 2015)

Volume SP is a new online series of compilations of speech-based audio-works and sound poetry on Oral Site. On October 24, the series kicks off with a ground-laying two hours volume, selected and audio-commented by Australian sound poet Frank Lovece. To celebrate the launch of the first Volume SP, Myriam Van Imschoot presents An Evening With: Frank Lovece, a programme of listening to sound poetry with Frank Lovece as the central guest and a couple of live interventions.

October 24: Vrijstaat O, Oostende (BE)
November 12: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE)


Anthology Marianne Van Kerkhoven (September 2015)

(c) Jochem Jurgens

The Flemish essayist and dramaturge Marianne Van Kerkhoven (1946-2013) was a highly influential figure in the field of performing arts in Europe during several decades. In collaboration with the Kaaitheater, Sarma sets up an archival and research project to disclose her legacy. Sarma anthologizes Van Kerkhoven’s early reflections on political theatre, her interviews and ‘dramaturgical’ essays for the performing arts journals Etcetera and Theaterschrift, artist portraits written for the Kaaitheater, dispersed writings, lectures and translations.


I Paused Halfway Up The Stairs (April 2015)

I Paused Halfway Up The Stairs brings together artists and cultural workers that have been involved in the recent migration of choreography and performance from the theatre to the visual arts context. Over the course of two evenings, I Paused Halfway Up The Stairs will raise questions about how performance practices play with this institutional border, and how they appropriate, negotiate and challenge its aesthetics and production circumstances.

I Paused Halfway Up The Stairs is a curatorial project by Tom Engels and contains works and words by Simon Asencio, Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins, Lina Hermsdorf, Clare Molloy, Thomas Puisquelaloi, Marta Ziólek, a.o.

April 16-17, 18:00 - 22:00 Grünberger Straße 12, Gießen, Germany

For more information, please visit the website of the project


Support de Fortune (April 2015)

Kristien Van den Brande installs her research on Support de Fortune in the vitrine of Recyclart. Inspired by Robert Walser, Emily Dickinson, Walter Benjamin, Martin Kippenberger, a.o. she collects and deciphers 'marginal' notes. She looks for conceptions and visualisations of the connection between tools, thinking and writing. This on the basis of a most paradoxical ‘tool’: the chance support as an old yet new medium that challenges deeply-rooted ideas and practices of writing and reading.

April 1-17, 2015, 12:00-20:00 Open lab: work in progress, talks, interviews, library

April 13-14, 2015, 16:00-22:00 Artist talks, seminar and performative readings by Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Femke Snelting and Nick Thurston

Recyclart, Station Bruxelles-Chapelle, Ursulinenstraat 21 Rue des Ursulines, Brussels


Writers in Residence (2015-2016)

Dramaturges and theoreticians Bojana Cvejic and Ana Vujanovic are Sarma´s writers in residence. Over the next three years they will engage in a research project titled Performance of the Self, which will lay out the link between solo performances and contemporary manifestations of individualism and unfold the performative relations between the configuration of masses and the cult of personality in the public sphere. This venture is a next step of their previous collaborative research project which resulted in the publication of the book Public Sphere by Performance (2012, b_books Berlin).

In the frame of this residency, Sarma will host the launch of Bojana Cvejic´s upcoming book Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance in April 2016 at Kaaitheater (Brussels).


The Dancer as Agent Collection (December 2014)

(c) Brynjar Abel Bandlien

The Dancer as Agent Collection is an unwrapping of The Dancer as Agent conference (DOCH Stockholm, November 2013). Several dancers who attended the conference accepted commissions from DOCH to draw, write and speak about ideas that had been present there and have continued roaming since, occupying other times and places. Various objects were made, including essays, conversations, maps, films, materials and active texts. Eight booklets, a card and a map appeared in print, and the complete collection is housed on Oral Site. It creates a context in which the contours of agency that emerge from dancers' artistic practices can be bounced off, wandered through, felt, fit and shared.

The Dancer as Agent Collection was launched on Dec. 1st, 2014. Edited by Chrysa Parkinson with the assistance of Jeroen Peeters and Julien Bruneau. Produced by Sarma and DOCH, Stockholm University of the Arts.


Oral Site: Artist publications in a digital environment (December 2014)

On Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6-8.30pm at 50°49’19.50’‘N 4°21’25.53’‘E, ERG´s gallery, Rue du Page/Edelknaapstraat 87, 1050 Brussels.

David Weber-Krebs, from `Miniature´, Berlin 2008

Oral Site is an online platform for expanded publications. It proposes an experimental approach to the documentation, study, dissemination and creation of art works. During this evening organized by Sarma and hosted by Erg, the public got introduced to some art works as well as to the unique tool that enabled them. Alexandre Leray (OSP) and Kristien Van den Brande (Sarma) presented Olga, the new architecture behind the current updated version of Oral Site, choreographer and visual artist Julien Bruneau navigated through the intricate landscape of his publication Strata and artists Alexander Schellow and David Weber-Krebs gave during their performance a glimpse of their upcoming publication for Oral Site. The evening was framed by artist and founder of Oral Site, Myriam Van Imschoot.


Book presentations: Through the Back (May 2014)

In his book Through the Back: Situating Vision between Moving Bodies (published in May 2014 by Theatre Academy in Helsinki), Jeroen Peeters reflects on spectatorship in contemporary dance.

On February 20, 2015 at 18.30 at the Municipal Theatre Rivoli in Porto: Jeroen Peeters in dialogue with Alexandra Balona.

On February 23, 2015 at 18.30 at Espaço da Penha in Lisbon: Jeroen Peeters presented his book with a lecture in the series My Dance History, an initiative of O Rumo do Fumo with Fórum Dança.

Audio documentation of presentations at Kaaitheater in Brussels (with Gerald Siegmund and Chrysa Parkinson), at ImPulsTanz in Vienna (with Philipp Gehmacher and Jennifer Lacey), at Oktoberdans in Bergen (with André Eiermann and Mette Edvardsen), and at HZT/Tanzfabrik in Berlin (with Stefanie Wenner and Martin Nachbar) is available here.

Through the Back can be purchased online via Sarma (Belgium), Books on the Move (Europe) and Contact Quarterly (USA).


Anthology of Jeroen Peeters’ critical writings on dance (May 2014)

On the occasion of Through the Back, Sarma realized an online anthology of Jeroen Peeters’ critical writings on dance, including unpublished lectures, hard-to-find essays and many translations.

Lars Kwakkenbos wrote an essay about the main themes in Peeters' critical writings on dance (1998-2012), his poetics, the philosophical frames for his work and the development of his thinking in the proximity of dance (De hordes van een uitgestrekt denken, The hurdles of broad thinking). Special attention goes to texts that appeared only in Dutch.