‘Kris Verdonck – Lawrence Malstaf’

17 Oct.'20


During BOZAR OPEN AIR, two Belgian artists will give performances inspired by confinement in a limited space, a reality familiar to everyone since lockdown. 

STILLS IV and V are projection installations by Kris Verdonck showing tattooed bodies. Their tattoos fuse with the graffiti on the walls and their bodies depict the state of the city. The imprisoned figures seek their place in a neoliberal system, in the friction between an infrastructure and the people who live in it.

Shrink01995 is an installation by Lawrence Malstaf consisting of two transparent plastic plates and a device that gradually sucks out the air between them. As such, the body is almost vacuum packed. The imprisoned person slowly changes position and evolves from an almost embryonic position to a structure reminiscent of a crucified body. 

From 5.30pm until sunrise the next day: Projection Stills IV and V (no reservation required)
6.30pm: Entrance to BOZAR Open Air opens to the public (registration is required)
7.00pm-7.20pm: 1st performance Shrink01995
7.20pm-8.30pm: Intermission 
8.30pm-8.50pm: 2nd performance Shrink01995


We advise you to bring a blanket as it can get cold. 




​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stills IV & V

​​​​​​​Concept, direction & sound : Kris Verdonck
Dramaturgy : Marianne Van Kerkhoven
Camera : Vincent Pinckaers
Production : A Two Dogs Company
Coproduction : Onassis Cultural Centre - Fast Forward Festival (GR), Kaaitheater (BE)
In partnership with: Notti Bianche Europa 2006 (IT), Kaaitheater (BE)
With the support of : the Flemish Authorities, the Flemish Community Commission

Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels

Booking in advance required for Shrink 01955 


Please note that tickets that are not collected at least 10 minutes before the start of the screening will be available again at the entrance. There will be a waiting list for people who show up on the evening itself without registration.

All the events will be organised ‘corona proof’, in accordance with to the protocol for the cultural sector. Please check out our COVID-measures to visit BOZAR in all safety.


As part of BOZAR Open Air.