Charlotte Bouckaert (Brussels, 1983) is a visual artist, scenographer and performance artist. The fascination for photography, for the impact of the frozen image is often the starting point of her theatre practice. The fact that a photograph congeals a moment in time fascinates, but seems to evoke systematic rebellion within her as well. In her performances, she manipulates pictures so that not the congealed moment but the entire action leading up to that moment, receives our full attention.

 

Charlotte’s theatre practice started in 2012, in collaboration with Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek and Beursschouwburg with the performance ‘The photographer left, he told the truth’, for which she received the Dioraphte Price at the Festival Cement.

From 2014 until 2019 she was part of the collective ‘Atelier Bildraum’, in which she collaborated with Steve Salembier and staged several theatre performances. Their first work together, ‘Bildraum’, won the Big in Belgium Award at Theater aan Zee in 2015 and the Total Theatre Award at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. As artists in residence at Lod Muziektheater they developped the performances ‘In between violet and green’ and ‘Icon’, which are being shown in Belgium and abroad.

 

Since 2019, she is focussing on her own work again, which contains video art, performances and installations. Work in which Charlotte, as a choreographer of the static image, tries to rediscover the wonder of watching in a playful way. She is thereby supported by Platform0090. 

studie

2005 Master in sociologie, Kuleuven
2009 Fotografie, Academie Gent
2010 Postgraduaat Scenography/Performance, A.PASS, DeSingel, Antwerpen

 

Awards

2016 Bildraum Total Theatre Award Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2015 Diorapthe price Festival Cement ’s Hertogenbosch

2014 Bildraum Big in Belgium Award Oostende

2011 Photography Award, Bozar

Residenties

Artlab ZSenne, Dommelhof, Workspacebrussels, Lod Muziektheater,

Be-part Waregem, Gouvernement Gent, Frans Masereel, WpZimmer, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Stuk Leuven

Workshops 

Istanbul ITF,  College Roeselare ism De Spil, Be-part Waregem,Summer Academy Campo Gent, Dag van de scenografie, Toneelacademie Maastricht, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek

PERFORMANCE

11 seconds (2020) - premiere Theater aan Zee

 

Icon (2018) - premiere november 2018 (opera)

Premiere: Next Festival Buda Kortrijk,  Vooruit Gent,  Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Théatres de la ville de Luxembourg, Gulbenkian Foundation (PL), De Singel Antwerpen, …

Reflector (2018) (monumentale installatie/performance)

Gone West - Reflections on the great war - Linkeroever Oostende - in het kader van het Waterfront

Sympathy for the devil (2018) 

Gouvernement ism Beursschouwburg Brussel

In between violet and green (2017) 

Première La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels), Malpertuis Tielt, De Brakke Grond Amsterdam, Nona Mechelen, De Grote Post Oostende, Theater Zuidpool Antwerpen, Campo Gent, De Spil Roeselare, CC De Ververij Ronse, Dresden (DE), Cc Brugge, CC Hasselt

Musée Moule (2015) 

Residentie Be-part Waregem

Premiere Beursschouwburg Brussels

Bildraum (2014)

Premiere Beursschouwburg Brussels, Bâtard Festival (Brussels) Theater aan Zee (Oostende), CC Gasthuis (Aarschot) Festival Cement (’s Hertogenbosch), Operadagen Rotterdam, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Love at First Sight Festival (Antwerp), Festival Off Avignon, Lod Muziektheater Gent, Schaubude Berlin, Cultuurhuis Maastricht, De Spil Roeselare, Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Theater Malpertuis, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq (Fr)

Convergence (2014)

2M3 @ W-O-L-K-E, Brussels

Folder contains no images (2012)

in collaboration with Britt Hatzius
2M3, Brussels

 

The photographer left, he told the truth (2012) 

Beursschouwburg, Brussels

Being Apart Together (2011)

Festival Korte Metten, Vooruit, Gent 

Residentie Stuk Leuven

VIDEO / INSTALLATION / PHOTOGRAPHY

Sympathy for the devil (2017)

Exhibition: Let their be light. Groepshow Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. Curated by Joris Van de Moortel

met oa Guillaume Bijl, Navid Nuur, …

Waiting for the secret (2016)-

Workspace Brussels - Groepshow - Sint Goriks Brussel 

met oa Filip Berte, Erki De Vries, Kato Six, Karl Van Welden, Sarah Westphal

Cumulus (2016)

 Jozsa Gallery Brussels (soloshow)

Landscape (2015)

Hermes Peaks - Workspace brussels - Kaaistudio’s Brussels

met oa Hans Demeulenaere, Navid Nuur, Erki De Vries, Gabriel Lester, Marc Nagtzaam

Back again (2013)

Heike Langsdorf in collaboration with Charlotte BouckaertLes Halles Schaarbeek

To look for noon (2012) 

Artlab ZSenne, Brussels 

Gut Feeling (2011)
met werk van oa Dirk Braeckman, Fia Cielen, Charif Benhelima, Jan Van Imschoot, Vadim Vosters, I am hurt, curator Astrid David, Gallery Jan Colle, Ghent

 

Opname (2010)
Ithaka, Leuven
met oa Karen Vermeren, Egon Van Herreweghe

Nesten (2008)
Promojeunes, Flagey Brussels

SCENOGRAPHY

Thersesias en Antigone in Molenbeek (2020) (vormgeving en video)

premiere 30 septemberi 2020 Bourla, Toneelhuis, Antwerpen