5th-8th April

Part 1 · magic cells

Slow Collaboration

In order to counterbalance the unavoidable rush and speed that comes with preparing a yearly festival, Bâtard developed a platform called the Slow Collaboration. 


There, we can slow down and adapt the rhythm to the artist’s process and trajectories. Long-term dialogue with artists allows for a tailor-made exchange, figuring out an organic working flow for each of these collaborations and providing some before-and-after-care nurturing the artists global trajectories. 


This platform currently operates in its own temporality, following trajectories of several artists, whether they present their work in the next festival edition or not.  


This year, the slow collaboration took shape in: 



offered by our partners: Workspacebrussels (Brussels), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Beursschouwburg, La Balsamine, WPzimmer & Campo. 

to: “Pepe” Pierre-Patrice Kasses, Castélie Yalombo, Antonia Steffens, Fernando Belfiore, Elena Carjaval, Laurent Delom, Asa Horvitz, Julia Vávra, Yasmina Tayoub.

Global Majority/
BIPOC separatist evening

The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020