Elien Ronse

Elien Ronse

In fact, we are a team!? (On Friendship) & bezoek aan Kunsthal Gent
29.04 10:00 - 12:30
  • Fri 29.04
    10:00 - 12:30
    Past event

In the live video-performance 'In fact, we are a team!?', visual artist Elien Ronse explores the simplicities and complexities of friendship. Over the course of several years, Elien documented moments with friends, such as moving homes together, disappointments and the celebration of a 33 year old friendship. Relationships with friends don’t come with a social script: they have less patterns and ceremonies than romantic relations. Yet even in friendships, there are numerous small habits and behaviours that demonstrate mental, financial, and other forms of care. These are great and humble ways to find strength in resisting capitalist normative logic and countering imaginations around the nuclear family. During the performance, Elien shares twenty stories, actions and happenings related to the warmth and difficulties within friendships.

Elien Ronse (Ghent/Brussel) worked at Kunsthal Gent in August, November and December 2021 (development programme Permanently Practising). This live performance comes forward from work periods at Kunsthal Gent and Workspace Brussels.

The performance is followed by a guided tour of Kunsthal Gent.

Kunsthal Gent is an experimental crossroad for the presentation and development of contemporary visual arts. It was established in 2018 in a monumental fourteenth-century Carmelite monastery in the centre of Ghent. Emerging, established, local and international artists and organisations find there a professional framework to experiment with development and presentation: a workplace and an exhibition space, but also a meeting place, a base and a platform for their own initiative. 

Part of


Fri 29.04 - 10:00 Kunsthal Gent
PODIUM / rondleiding
Pay what you can - Suggestion €15
150 min.

The cast