“Belgium is the first country in Europe to decriminalize sex work”
sex workers are no longer stigmatized, exploited and made dependent on others. Belgium is the first country in Europe to decriminalize sex work."
Maybe you enjoyed this summer's exhibition at the Stammbar? This time Marijn Cela takes us into his world, the world of dance. Tarantella? No, it's not a tarantula nor is it a southern dish, but it is a folkloric dance from the south of Italy. Ever seen The Godfather? Then you might remember the tarantella during the wedding party scene with the typical rousing rhythm of the music, the quick steps and the spinning movements. The dance is also linked to tarantism, an ancient folk belief in which a possessed woman can be freed and reborn only through music and dance…. But the traditional dance is in danger: the youth is moving away from southern Italy - to the richer North or abroad, villages are deserted and the culture is in danger of being lost. https://vimeo.com/679239879?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0VCVpbUEy0RERpjDk1YiML77Vinyd1JGLdwwixbzGxBwjtjC9FfOLyVKo In this performance Marijn Celea goes back to his Italian roots. It is a quest in which
Embroid’harry at spit it out
When embroidery gets into fetishism, it is at spit it out that it happens.It is in his store that Kriss welcomes the works of Harry de Bruxelles. An idea of exhibition which assembles portraits and embroidery in which he excels. A very singular way to break the codes of the fetish world and to make appear the people who are behind. The "work of lady" of yesterday becomes work of man today. And distills messages whose force creates a fascinating contrast with the delicacy of the realization. www.instagram.com/embroidharry/ From a photo, Harry embroiders the back of a man, giving birth to a phantasmagorical tattoo, for others they are angel wings or BDSM ropes… Throughout the works and the needle, the commitment, insolence and freedom emerge. As well as the political dimension of an activity long considered as flat and boring. "Embroidery is the reclaiming of time and beauty, but without the act
fabken haidesign action for “le refuge”
A big thank you for this action which is a great success and which allows a part of our community to live in a decent way, this difficult moment.
We did it! diversity is our strength Our community would be nothing if all of its actors did not each have a role to play. Every institution, every association, every person can play a role in maintaining a warm diversity in Brussels ! Your support is essential for our institution to remain diverse and dynamic. It is also useful in our collaborations, in order to increase the relevance of our actions and to act as a relay with the associations we work with. Thanks to your participation we will be able to purify our rental debts. We have the hope to reopen and relaunch our activities as soon as possible so the party can come back to life within our walls as we have experienced it before, while maintaining our collaboration and community involvement. Together we did it ! Thank you, merci, bedankt
It has been a year that we have been closed, a difficult year but punctuated by your messages, your letters, your attention to us. During this year, like many of our colleagues, we have been forced to maintain our expenses. This year has put a strain on our treasury and has jeopardized our establishment but also the support projects in which we were involved. Health, diversity, fetishism, community