Work in progress 2017
In this second Brussels edition of WIP, fresh artistic dynamos from the Brussels scene will be dishing out a series of half-hour “Work in Progress” sessions with a select audience. Linked to these informal performances, a choice group of professionals (arts critics, experienced theatre-makers, dramaturges, programmers, etc.) will be entering into dialogue with the artists about the work being presented. At these moments, the audience can take part in mini conferences about inspiring artistic initiatives in the city.
The “WIP” system, which since 2008 has been the hub par excellence of the Mestizo Arts Festival (MAF), is a crosspollination between organisations designed to fine tune our antennae, take in new urban artists and help them to progress. On the initiative of the Mestizo Arts Platform and with cooperative thinking at the back of our minds, this formula has grown into an inter-urban co-production. Because “sharing is caring”! WIPCOOP can therefore also be described as a collective investigation into the artistic potential of the new urbanity and the power of togetherness. Step onto the train and become a coproducer/shareholder in one of the cities!
Work in Progress Cooperation (WIPCOOP) is straightforward: artists from different disciplines draw to a halt somewhere along the marvellous route of their creative process to show their current position. Critics from all over the country sign up for constructive feedback, or to leave a calling card here and there.