Lili Vanderstraeten is performer, creator and curator of events. She is fascinated by co-creative ways of making art and the multiformity of textiles. Her work departs from daily routines of care such as walking, sleeping, cooking and reading, which she experimentally loosens from their monotonous patterns to create new sensory experiences. By putting analogue and tangible experiences in the centre Lili wants to propose a soft alternative to contemporary opposing structures. To break vast boundaries between different roles of individuals in playful ways, to research together ‘what happens then’?
Lili graduated in 2017 from the Royal Institute for Theatre, Film and Sound in Brussels where she studied theater directing, obtained her master in 2019 in Performing Arts at the Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavik and she currently is enrolled in the program Creative Producing at DasArts in Amsterdam. Since 2020 she shares the artistic lead over the research project Spa for Spirits together with artist Leonie Buysse. Spa for Spirits is an experimental wellness center that is operated by otherworldly creatures. The platform engages with various other artists and not-artists, cultural houses and community centers, to build landscapes in which visitors can land and charge their bodies to rituals that arise in the interaction between performer and visitor.