LIVING THE IMAGE - Work Space Brussels

how to apply for a residency

Follow us on Facebook


The Reflecting Pool is a mix between an exhibition, a museum shop and a living room. It puts new installations and special editions on display, it gathers artworks, films and books that have inspired artists, and it offers a stage for concerts, workshops, inspiring encounters and interventions. A salon filled with pure inspiration!

This edition of The Reflecting Pool invites you to discover a series of interactive images and installations throughout Quincaillerie Vander Eycken. Japanese-Canadian performance artist Emi Kodama takes you on an imaginary trip by blindfolding you and immersing you in a story. ICT-specialist Ben Van Citters captures an image of your face and makes it an element in a colorful game of lines and patterns. Artist duo hors catégorie Robbert&Frank/Frank&Robbert use a gumball machine to sell small artworks. A curtain by Philip Janssens seems to appear and disappear depending on the position of the visitor. Rodrigo Sobarzo and Jan Hoeft present an art installation that includes live video gaming. Visual artist Egon Van Herreweghe has designed this very publication as part of an installation that gradually disappears as the publication gets distributed. Antigone Michalakopoulou developed an installation that projects evaporating images on a screen of floating dust. Nathan Azhderian presents an installation where the image becomes a spatial construct due to the clever use of mirrors and laserlight. Joke Van den Heuvel presents a video work in which copies of copies of images fade so much that they acquire a whole new aesthetics. Charbel-joseph H. Boutros shows works in which the borders between sleep and consciousness, physicality and metaphysics are put to the test. Emmanuel Van der Auwera installs a series of gradient prints that immerse you in pure colour nuances. And so on, and so on!

Meanwhile our pop-up artshop presents publications and art editions by many of the presenting artists. Brazilian-Belgian storyteller Luanda Casella offers you a workshop bullshitting and how to avoid it. And every evening The Reflecting Pool hosts a concert and a DJ-set. On friday you can catch a vibe with the jazzy electro-pop duo SUN and the Belgium-raised, London-based producer and DJ Melika Ngombe Kolongo aka Nkisi. Saturday we end the first festival weekend with the Brussels hip-hop duo Senamo & Seyté and a DJ set by WSB artists Rodrigo Sobarzo & Jan Hoeft.

hosts the following events

Friday June 3rd, 16:00 - 22:00
-exhibition parcours Living the Image - ongoing
-bar, artshop & bookshop - ongoing
-worktable#02: short of lying by Luanda Casella - 17:00 (50')
-concert by SUN - 22:30 (50')
-DJ-set by Nkisi - 23:30 (70')

Saturday June 4th, 12:00 - 22:00
-exhibition parcours Living the Image - ongoing
-bar, artshop & bookshop - ongoing
-worktable#02: short of lying by Luanda Casella - 17:00 (50')
-concert by Senamo & Seyté - 22:30 (60')
-DJ-set by Rodrigo Sobarzo & Jan Hoeft - 23:30 (60')

exhibition parcours with installations by
Egon Van Herreweghe
Rodrigo Sobarzo & Jan Hoeft
Emi Kodama
Antigone Michalakopoulou
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros
Philip Janssens
Benjamin Van Citters
Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Nathan Azhderian
Joke Van den Heuvel

вывесок изготовление если откроете ссылку
artshop with editions by
Benjamin Vandewalle
Tuur Marinus
Nick Steur
Gosie Vervloessem
Charlotte Bouckaert
Erki De Vries & Pieter Huybrecht
Rodrigo Sobarzo & Jan Hoeft
Joke Van den Heuvel
Philip Janssens

++ bookshop ++
++ new edition of Field Notes ++
++ bar ++