S P I N
SPIN sprouted and flourished because of the work of many individuals over it's history, including collaborators Els Silvrants and Ingrid Vranken...
SPIN is structurally funded by the Flemish Government (2015-2016 and 2017-2021). This support does not include artistic budgets for the work of Kate McIntosh, Diederik Peeters or Hans Bryssinck. 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 is long-term resident of and structurally supported by Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE) since 2013.
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.
Board & General Meeting
Our fantastically engaged board of directors consists of Bie Vancraeynest, Benny Vandendriessche en Katrien Reist.
In the General Meeting they are joined by: Agnès Quackels, Antoine Defoort, Elisa Demarré, Hanne Doms, Joris Janssens, Marion Leguerroué, Mathilde Maillard, Diederik Peeters, Laura Deschepper, Sarah Parolin, Hans Bryssinck, and Kate McIntosh .
Executive Committee (Dagelijks Bestuur): Hans Bryssinck, Laura Deschepper, Kate McIntosh and Diederik Peeters.
In the history of SPIN, previous board and general meeting members have been: Els Silvrants, Helena Kritis, Michel Quéré, Leen Laconte, Ingrid Vranken, Marie Logie, Hicham Khalidi, Dries Douïbi, Guy Bindels, and David Elchardus.
Hans Bryssinck received a formal training at KASK in Ghent (Belgium) where he learned to develop a multidisciplinary and versatile arts practice. His initial artistic explorations led him into working as a designer, a performer, a theatre maker, a visual artist and a filmmaker. In 2004 he completed the research program in theatre and dance studies DasArts in Amsterdam. In the years that followed he developed work for the stage through a variety of artistic collaborations. More recently he went back to a more diversified practice that includes music, film and publication projects. In these projects the subjects are dealt with through various forms of performativity, more often than not by acting them out on Latin American soil.
Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based 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. Kate's practice is guided by her ongoing fascinations with the misuse of objects, playfulness with the public, a love of theatrical images and an off-beat humour.
The self-acclaimed typical example of the neoliberal immaterial labourer slash cultural job-hopper that he is, Peeters 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. He is an officially certified visual artist that accidentally got lost in the stables of stage-art, and usually makes performances, but has also been caught writing texts, inventing installations or video's and crafting other amalgams that appear hard to categorise. Because Peeters is a proud patient of a pathological preference for confusion, in his work impossible contradictions and absurd consistencies are stubbornly piled up.
Since 2017 Laura Deschepper is the administration and office Key-Master at SPIN.
Laura (1992) is an art worker who 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), Queer Rotterdam, Aay Liparoto, The Ministry of Operatic Affairs, WACCO- cultural centers and SKaGeN.
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.
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