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READING A YEAR: Performance/reading of YEAR 13 / Thursday 27 June 2013, 6 – 9pm

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Komplot is presenting YEAR 13 during a surprise-party with our friends and colleagues from London.

Thursday 27 June 2013, 6 – 9pm
READING A YEAR: Performance/reading of YEAR 13
-Roisin Byrne
-Anthea Hamilton
-Gérard Meurant
-Douglas Park
-& Sonya Dermience, David Evrard, Alberto García del Castillo



You can also come and drink a tea with us the day before!

Wednesday 26 June 2013, 6 – 9pm
-Round table with the authors: Sonia Dermience, David Evrard, Alberto García del Castillo.
-Special tribute to Ellen Cantor


Flip through the pages of the magazine here:

Read more about the project here:

YEAR is the annual yearbook showcasing a subjective, abstract, moving scene. The third issue of YEAR is, again, an almanac, a programme, a diary and a lot of glam shit handsome gorgeous terrific “blah blah blah” gathering together more than 85 prospective and retrospective contributions. Theory, poetry and narration mingle with the visual in what unravels, page after page – a landscape full of details and perspectives. On the one hand it is a printed exhibition, on the other a garden hosting an experimental barbecue with dead lipstick and redneck zombies, plus a lake and a few books. Can you smell that? Where does this come from, huh? And discussions behind every bush and column.

It’s not really necessary to number the pages, we think, as it’s just like having a map in each room of your apartment. Nor is it arranged in the order of the twelve months between May 2012 and April 2013, but rather around twelve sections named after Belgian discos. This dancing factory was generated through research led by the DSCTHK collective, which gathered together the historic material, and then formalised it in the twelve inside covers by Überknackig. In this edition of YEAR, the seasons are introduced with musical notes by Jean-Yves Evrard, mirrored with images of scattered glasses by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez. Anthea Hamilton painted the sides of the pages: Each book is a piece of the puzzle of a pile of eighteen YEARs.

y11.otf – aka ‘Melody’ – is the first font composed from the first YEAR pages, scanned and processed by Fonzie (thanks to Pierre & Pierre). Its jumping and bumping characters happened to be ideal for poetry and music lyrics, unlike ‘Gentium’ – a typeface for the nation – used elsewhere in the book.


Komplot is a curatorial collective (of variable composition and condition since 2002) concerned with nomadic creative practices and trends of specialisation. Projects such as ‘Midi Zuid’ (on gentrification and speculation), ‘Vollevox’ (on the voice in contemporary art) or ‘Architecture of Survival’ (on ephemeral architecture) explored new terrain in relation to objects, spaces, artists and the public. Komplot conducted extensive research into post ’68 collaborative art practices in Belgium; organising seminars and making two documentary films. Komplot now hosts The Public School Brussels, a platform open to creative and participative contributions in all fields of knowledge and experience. Newly installed in their venue next the Wiels, Komplot produces exhibitions, films, books and an annual magazine titled Year.


DIRECTORS: Sonia Dermience, David Evrard, Alberto García del Castillo
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Devrim Bayar, Yann Chevallier, Jill Gasparina, Pierre Huyghebaert, Jean Paul Jacquet, Agata Jastrzabek, Elena Sorokina
DESIGN: Überknackig
CONTRIBUTORS: Painting : Anthea Hamilton, Cover photo: Fabrice Dermience
Damien Airault, Shane Anderson, Sylvie Arnaud, Isabelle Arthuis, Sven Augustijnen, Patrick Bobilin, Francisco Camacho, Ellen Cantor, CAREFOUR, Gabriella Ciancimino, Contour, Boris Crack, François Curlet, Mathis Collins, Carles Congost, Anna Davinski Foundation, Isabelle de Visscher-Lemaitre, Federico del Vecchio, DSCTHK, Etablissement d’en Face, Jean-Yves Evrard, Tatiana Fernandez Echeverri, France Fiction, FLINT-FUYT, André Fortino, Michel François, Charles Garcin, Jill Gasparina, Mathis Gasser, Armand Gatti, Laetitia Gendre, Adel Ghezal, Karl Holmqvist, Huz & Bosshard, Vincent Honoré / Ben Cain, Hotel Charleroi, Jean Paul Jacquet, Benjamin Jaubert, Renaud Jerez, Agata Jastrzabek & Laszlo Umbreit, Ilja Karilampi, Kim Kim Gallery, Lucas Knipscher, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Estelle Lecaille, Erwan Mahéo, David Malek, Fiona McKay, Estelle Nabeyrat, Michelle Naismith, Lise Nelleman, Bavo Olbrechts, Douglas Park, Gianandrea Poletta, Carl Palm, Yann Perol, Guillaume Robert, Viktor Rosdahl, John Russell, Gio Black Peter, Fabrice Pichat, Emilie Pitoiset, Sten Are Sandbeck, Timothy Stappaert, Jaro Straub, Peter Sutherland, Fleur van Muiswinkel, Benjamin Valenza, France Valliccioni, Joelle Van Autreve, Lauren VHS, Wepion.

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June 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

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