SPIN is an independent support and research platform for artistic practice, currently carried by Hans Bryssinck, Kate McIntosh, Sarah Parolin, Diederik Peeters, Anna Rispoli and Marnie Slater. SPIN is a Brussels organisation, with collaborators also currently active in Berlin and Mexico City.


SPIN sprouted and flourished because of the work of many individuals over it's history, including collaborators Els Silvrants, Ingrid Vranken and Laura Deschepper...

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SPIN is structurally funded by the Flemish Government (2015-2016, 2017-2022 and 2023-2027). This support does not include artistic budgets for the work of Hans Bryssinck, Diederik Peeters, Kate McIntosh, Anna Rispoli or Marnie Slater. To fund the artistic projects we entirely rely on co-production support and other grants, such as VAF, VGC, and project grants of the Flemish Government.
SPIN was also structurally funded by the Flemish Community Commission (2015).

SPIN was long-term resident of and structurally supported by Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE) 2013-2021.

In 2011 SPIN received a generous financial donation from Cis Bierinckx. One of the things we used this money for was to built this wonderful witty website.


Over the past ten years, SPIN has developed successfull as well as proudly failed projects in partnership with:

Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Netwerk, L'Amicale de Production, Mountain View

Board & General Meeting

Our fantastically engaged board of directors consists of Bie Vancraeynest, Benny Vandendriessche and Joris Janssens.

In the General Meeting they are joined by: Antoine Defoort, Elisa Demarré, Marion Le Guerroué, Elie Agniel, Diederik Peeters, Sarah Parolin, Hans Bryssinck, and Kate McIntosh.

Executive Committee (Dagelijks Bestuur): Hans Bryssinck, Kate McIntosh and Diederik Peeters.

In the history of SPIN, previous board and general meeting members have been: Agnès Quackels, Hanne Doms, Katrien Reist, Mathilde Maillard, Laura Deschepper, Els Silvrants, Helena Kritis, Michel Quéré, Leen Laconte, Ingrid Vranken, Marie Logie, Hicham Khalidi, Dries Douïbi, Guy Bindels, Danai Anesiadou, Elena Filipovic, Petra Roggel, and David Elchardus.

Hans Bryssinck

Hans Bryssinck is a pluri-disciplinary artist, polifacetic pedagogue and a life-long learner. He purposefully unspecializes. The only specialization he subscribes to is a specialization in his own life. He approaches each project with a blank slate, and learns whatever needs to be learned for the specific purpose of that project. He enjoys the arts as a space for deep learning, research into the unknown, and criticality. To encounter others, to listen and to converse are fundamental to his creative practice. He always works with others. Every once in a while they produce a piece.

He is a founding member and co-director of S P I N. He teaches at KASK / School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. He recently became a student of Narrative Practices at UCI Red (Rural Indigenous University) in Puebla, Mexico. He works on a feature length narrative film whose story takes place in Mexico. He leads a double life: one in Belgium and another one in Mexico.

Kate McIntosh

Kate McIntosh (1974) is an artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre and installation. Her works often focus on the physicality of both performer and audience, the manipulation of objects and materials, and the development of direct relations with and between audience members. She has ongoing fascinations with the sensory, transformation, collectivity, animal-human connections, destruction, mess, humour, care.

Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand and trained in dance - since 2004 McIntosh developed an internationally recognized body of stage and trans-disciplinary work which tours extensively in Europe as well as to Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

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Diederik Peeters

Despite a degree in visual arts, it’s above all in the stables of the stage arts that Diederik Peeters got lost. He has been reported to pop up in the work of colleague-artists, cunningly disguised as actor, performer or even advisor. But he especially keeps insisting on brewing his own artistic concoctions, sometimes in collaboration with carefully selected accomplices. Peeters committed several shows and performances, such as 'Chuck Norris doesn’t sleep, he waits', 'Red Herring' or 'Apparitions'... Peeters has a pathological preference for confusion. In his work the notion of a solid and unchanging reality is stubbornly sabotaged. Absurdities and contradictions pile up to reveal a universe where everything is constantly transforming, and nothing ever remains what it seems to be.

Along with Kate McIntosh and Hans Bryssinck he is a founding member of SPIN, a support and reflection platform based in Brussels.

Sarah Parolin

Sarah Parolin (1986) is an independent performance and visual arts producer with experience in the context of contemporary artistic creation and distribution and a taste for self-organisation, practices of resistance and wheels. Over the past few years Sarah collaborated with various independent artists, collectives and curators as well as produced projects for institutions such as BOZAR, Asia Arts Centre, Santarcangelo Festival. Sarah has been managing Kate McIntosh’s work since 2014.

Anna Rispoli

Anna Rispoli works between artistic creation and civic space, developing prototypes for sharing material resources, intelligence and affect. For twenty years her transdisciplinary projects, performances, and urban installations have been created in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia.

In recent years, she has been working on various forms of "recreated documentary" such as Your word in my mouth about intimacy, eroticism and politics, Close Encounters (Nestroy Award nomination) together with teenagers facing the social pressure, or A Certain Value (European network InSitu), confronting the assembly practices of four different communities.

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Marnie Slater

I am a visual artist from Aotearoa New Zealand, currently living in Brussels. My work engages with multiple formats, including sculpture, collaboration, editing, performance, painting and installation. In the last ten years I have been working in two parallel ways: engaging with archive material and developing long-term collaborations. My interest in archives started 2010 when I began to work in the company of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, stepsisters, lovers and artists whose photographic work and legacy have formed the framework for many of my projects. Like my solo work, my long-term collaborations are led by queer and feminist politics and desires. I am co-curator of Buenos Tiempos, Int. and a team member of Mothers & Daughters – A Lesbian* and Trans* Bar*. I am currently teaching on the AdMa program at St Lucas School of Art, Antwerp, where I am also undertaking a year-long research project on process tools for queer, feminist and anti-racist collaborative art making.

Laura Deschepper

During 2017-2022 Laura Deschepper (they/she) was the administration and office Key-Master at SPIN, and during 2020-2022 Laura was a co-director of SPIN.

Laura (1992) is an art worker from Belgium who lives in Rotterdam, and focuses on business coordination, arts production and development.
Besides operating as such, activism takes on an important role as well, one that zooms in on connecting and supporting fellow queer community members.

Laura is currently astral projecting between Brussels and Rotterdam, between organisations and DIY grassroots initiatives. Within the realms of arts and community activism, Laura has worked with ThisisMAMA, Bâtard festival, WORM (Netwerkpodium), Aay Liparoto, The Ministry of Operatic Affairs, WACCO- cultural centers and SKaGeN.

Since 2018, since is co-founder of Queer Rotterdam, a community run platform which aims to connect, support, and activate the queers of Rotterdam and beyond. Recently she started working as cultural policy advisor at Gemeente Schiedam.



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