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Vanessa Brazeau

Canadian artist Vanessa Brazeau (1986*) is a (non)producer, voice-over performer, collaborator, (un)educator, athlete, self-proclaimed comedian and more. She is in a work relationship with Timelab in Ghent that started when she was part of the ‘Sprinters’. This group of affiliated artists reflect upon the work of the organisation and gather for their yearly sprint on topics such as commons, personal development, money, resilience and the possible shapes of a residency. Today she is part of the core team that runs the organisation. Vanessa creates situations that encourage participation, activation, and resistance. Wherefore she uses the body as a tool for questioning, empowering and breaking the ice. She earned an MFA in “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” from the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2016 and later worked with the program as an artistic associate and lecturer. From 2014-18 she was the initiator of the public art festival/bike ride Art Spin Berlin, shortlisted for DER SPIEGEL Online’s Social Design Award in 2016. She is based in Brussels. and is currently participating in a digital residency with Laznia Centre for Contemporary in Gdansk, Poland.

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2020
25 feb

[Sprint 2020] documenting commoning residencies

Every year, a sprint reflects on the past year of the organisation and defines questions and issues to be addressed in the future work. In a 4 days gathering the sprinters of 2020 will collectively work on strategies, tools and practices on the issue of documenting and communication.
10:00
2020
1 jan

Knottex

Na een proces van drie jaar trial and error in de ontwikkeling van de vezelplaat Knotplex breidt het team van Knottex de uitdaging verder uit en gaat het op zoek naar het winnen van een textielvezel uit de invasieve japanse duizendknoop.
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2019
1 okt

The residency as a commons

Tijdens het Onderhoud van oktober tot december 2019 stelden de Sprinters in Timelab hun eigen residentie in vraag.
9:00
2019
19 jun

[intro week] Commoning Residencies

Een groep internationale kunstenaars herontwerpt het residentieprogramma als een commons
9:00
2019
15 feb

[Sprint 2019] an AIR is not a service

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2018
18 dec

[Sprint 2018] AIR as a Commons

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2017
3 dec

[meetup] SportCamp Brunch

10:00
2017
1 dec

[kick-off] SportCamp 2017

17:00
2017
1 dec

[bootcamp] SportCamp 2017

9:02
2017
1 jan

Sprinters

Former residents and people from Timelab’s broader artists network have gathered occasionally over the years. Since spring 2017, we invited them to take part in the yearly Sprint. We call them Sprinters.
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2017
1 jan

Sportcamp

Another SPORT is possible?!. * These are extraordinary times. Times of reinvention and mobilization. We have to reinvent systems, time and pastime, mobilize bodies, communities and structures.
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