Filip Van Dingenen

Filip Van Dingenen (Brussels, Belgium 1975) studied Fine Arts at P.H.L. Hasselt (1999) and Cultural Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (2001). He was a researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academy (2013) and is currently PHD researcher at LUCA school of Arts in Ghent/Brussels (2012). Together with the Argentinian choreographer/dancer Barbara Pereyra he created the platform called “Fantaman Productions & Matelisto Contemporary Movements”, developing projects between performance and visual arts. In his process-based art practice, he uses a broad range of different methods and outputs merging participatory strategies with a social and ecological relevance, between leisure and education.

Ive Van Bostraeten (Antwerp, Belgium 1975) studied Art History (UG-Ghent-1999) and Cultural science (VUB-Brussels 2000). In 2004 he founded the association “La Polyclinique de la Culture”. The semantic wordplay of the name permits multidisciplinary activities in the organization of small-scale events in Brussels around visual culture (vaiku sessions), traditional celebrations (the Japanese “Sakura Matsuri”), ecology/architecture (“the turning house”), poetry (“the library of preciousness”), the human body (“body sessions”) and food (“la polyculture de la cuisine”). Since 2007 the emphasis of the activities shifted to thematic audiovisual workshops for children. Since 2010, in the framework of “Natura docet”, workshops are offered in a picturesque natural reserve. The connection between man and nature, sacred geometry and herbalism are the key components. He became an energetic therapist, and conducts Tibetan sound healing sessions (“The Sonospheric alliance for the foetal womb”).