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Assembly of Practice / Gathering wood

Assembly of Practice / Gathering wood

5 p.m – 7 p.m.

this event is held in English


Assembly of practice and public moment: What does it mean to own?


On April 14th Emptor organises its first Assembly of Practice, a moment of collective reflection, and a public moment at C-mine, Genk. Emptor is an artistic research on the ecology of artistic practice and departs from the question: How can we practice ‘property’ for a sustainable visual arts field? Artists involved so far are Kobe Matthys (Agency/Agentschap/Agence), Katya Ev, Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers, Grace Ndiritu, Vermeir & Heiremans, and Clémentine Vaultier and reflection partners a.pass (Brussels), BUDA (Kortrijk), Jester (Genk), Kunsthal Gent. During the day, Emptor invites a group of engaged artists, art workers, and institutions to reflect on the challenges our current interpretation of property imposes, within the artistic field and beyond.


Public moment 5 – 7 p.m.

Sprokkelen (Gathering wood)


In an attempt to publish and perform our ongoing exchange on practising property, Emptor invites you to a public moment of collective wood-gathering as a way to actively participate in the reflection on the notion of property and how it influences our use of common resources and art.

Introduced by Emptor dramaturg Steyn Bergs and Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers, the wood gathering is followed by a keynote on open source cartography by Atelier Cartographique Brussels and a collective session of cartographing our findings.

Meanwhile, Clementine Vaultier will make sure we don’t get hungry, taking from her research on ways we raise, use, and diffuse warmth.


Location: daybed in the field behind LUCA School of Arts
– follow Barenzaallaan until the end and turn left,
– find us on Google Maps,
– join a group departing from C-mine visitors desk at 5 p.m.