A special thank you to Punt WG, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee and to each of the following people who helped make Belly Buster possible: Sara Gianinni Sara Giannini is an independent curator, writer and semiotician. Her engagement with the curatorial arises from the desire to enable autonomous spaces of artistic expression, linguistic experimentation and disciplinary transvestitism. Projects include the VOLUME project, (2013-2014), Unfold : the VOLUME project (2015-), Heterotropics (2016-). She is currently research fellow at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, with OWNNOW: René Daniëls, exploring the possibility of a "language that does not kill." , Nadja Cohen Nadja Cohen is an FWO post-doctoral researcher at KU Leuven University, Belgium. She is author of Fondane et le cinéma, Jean-Michel Place (2016). Other publications include: Les Poètes modernes et le cinéma: 1910-1930, Garnier (2013); Les écrivains à l’écran, revue Captures, vol. 2, n°1 (2017); Un je-ne-sais-quoi de poétique, Fabula LHT, n°18. Among the numerous authors she has researched, Romanian poet Benjamin Fondane plays a prominent role for his unfilmable scripts as well as his essays on film: Fabula LHT, n°2 , Jeroen Vermandere Jeroen Vermandere is a sound artist residing in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2016 with a sound installation consisting of drums, reel to reel recorders and speakers. His fascination for sound has started at a young age as a musician. However at the art academy he developed another perspective on sound and music through his own practice and through studying the ideas and works of famous artists like John Cage, Alvin Lucier and Robert Morris.
Jeroen has developed his own way of working with sound by transforming the spaces in which he works into instruments; consisting of sound-fragments which create new spacial and visual sound-compositions. , Aurélien Lepetit Aurélien Lepetit (1992, France) is an Amsterdam based visual artist, designer, videomaker and performer working on site-specific projects. He investigates movement, gestures, and attitudes which challenge what is or should be the normality and how to behave ‘abnormally’. Pushing boundaries and limits of the standardization of the body beyond gender, sexuality, political, patriarchal and sociological pressures through a pluridisciplinary practice, Lepetit’s work stages multi-medium set-up merging sports aesthetics and devices with craftsmanship, ready-mades, live performative format and art installations. Projects include de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks (NL); The Wandering School at M^C^O, Milano (IT); Off the Record: Design Performs in the Wormhole between Milan and Rotterdam (IT/NL) and Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune, International Design Biennale, St Etienne (FR) , Arif Kornweitz Arif Kornweitz is a political scientist working in the fields of contemporary art and design. He is the co-founder of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, an online radio platform dedicated to the arts, and is a partner at Non-fiction, an Amsterdam-based office for culture. His research revolves around space-time collapsing technologies and he has been teaching a module titled 'Information Superiority' at the Interaction Design department of ArteZ, Arnhem. He holds an MSc in Conflict Resolution & Governance from the University of Amsterdam. , Vincent Vulsma, Noa Giniger, Martin the Magician, David Grønlykke, Claire van der Mee, Anne Laure Ruffin and Emma Nantermoz, Marijke de Braal, Martine Neddam, Ezekiel Aquino, Weiling Hung, Yoojin Lee, Wendy Fredriksson and De Plantenmarkt Amsterdam.
Belly Buster is kindly supported by AFK (Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst).