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©Sara Claes (Kunstencentrum Vooruit 2019 - Research for asfaraswecantell)

INE CLAES (BRUSSELS, 1984)

Ine is a transdisciplinary artist working with voice, sound and movement. She creates multidisciplinary sound projects, music projects and performances where she mingles dance and voice. She is interested in the arising of disorientation of the performer, and by consequence the audience, by the method of multitasking, bringing different layers together.  In 2020 she received a grant from the Flemish Community to support her research on disorientation, where she specifically looks into the common ground between her work and Japanese theatre. Ine creates in her works dreamy, surrealist or absurd worlds where the audience can flow through their proper imagination. Ine collaborates with a variety of artists. She also likes drawing. 

BACKGROUND

After graduating from the Amsterdam School of the Arts in 2008, Ine's interest in movement and the visual arts led her to collaborate on interventions in public space, short films and installations with various visual artists such as Liesbeth Marit, Tomas Israel & Jacques Urbanska, Koen Moerenhout and Sara Claes. Her interest in the world of sound grew over the years and she became a voice autodidact. In 2012 she created her first work bringing together voice, movement and public space in the duet Riptide with Aloun Marchal, premiering at Nuit Blanche Brussels 2012. As a dancer and vocalist she has worked with Jerzy Bielski, Marion Levy, Sabine Molenaar, Cie Le Cardage, Aloun Marchal and others. In 2018, she was assistante mise en scène at the Lille Opera for Arthur Lavandier's opera La Légende du Roi Dragon. 

 

In 2013, together with Johanne Saunier, she founded the music and dance project Ballets Confidentiels in which the duo brought together voice, music and dance. The company created pieces intended for the unconventional space. Ine created and performed a broad repertoire and worked with various composers, writers and musicians including Georges Aperghis, Joâo Lobo, Martin Crimp, Quatuor Tana, Toma Gouband. The projects were shown in a.o. Handelsbeurs, Bozar, Paris Quartier d'été, Maison de La Danse Lyon, Odegand,... After 5 years, Ine left Ballets Confidentiels to concentrate on her own research and to develop works for which she creates the voice and sound herself. 

CREATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

In 2017 she created the solo voice/movement I choke, You choke, let's All choke together, at the invitation of the music festival Ecouter pour l'Instant in France. This work received the support of the Flemish Community Commission and was in residence at Nadine Brussels. This is the first work for which she herself creates the sound/voice composition. This solo laid the foundation for her research into multitasking and disorientation and her current artistic direction. 

 

In 2019 she created the sound project DIVE, with Mathieu Calleja and Juan Parra Cancino, a project with voice, percussion and electronic music created for museums and exhibition spaces. 

 

Also in '19, she created a new project with Maja Jantar, Dialogues with a view - Soup for Breakfast, a project with video projection and live voice.

 

In 2020, the creation of asfaraswecantell will follow, a performance for 2 singers and 2 dancers that brings together voice and movement through a transdisciplinary dialogue. Asfaraswecantell is her first work in which Ine does not appear on stage herself. It is a co-production of C-TAKT, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke and kamikamka, with the support of workspacebrussels, WALPURGIS/deFENIKS, Halolalune Production and L.A.R.D. 

 

In 2020, Ine was invited by visual artist Line Boogaerts, for an artistic collaboration in Line's project Interval Wiper Switch, where, besides performing, she also designed the soundscape for this installation. In residence at workspacebrussels and premiered at Whitehouse Gallery in July '20. 

 

In season '20-'21 Ine will have a development phase focusing on musical development. Most of the research will be into vocal acoustic looping, for which she will invite various artists to experiment with, such as Adrian Sanchez Nunez, Justine Maxelon, Lynn Cassiers, Sander De Winne, Maja Jantar, Mathieu Calleja and Benjamin Vandewalle. This development is supported by workspacebrussels, nadine, Netwerk Aalst, QO-2, Cas-co/30CC, Akropoditi Dance Center, C-TAKT and CC Berchem.

 

In 2021 she also started a new collaboration with the Brazilian avant-garde composer Otacílio Melgaço. Together they create compositions through a process in which the initiator is alternated. The collaboration is ongoing and will result in an album. 

 

In 2022 she creates the performance HUSH, a duet voice/movement with Benjamin Vandewalle. With a first work-in-progress at Festival Ardanthé in Paris and the premiere in Corso in October '22. 

 

In '23 she starts the music project LOOPWORK, a project around the acoustic loop for 3 vocalists and 1 percussionist. With the support of Concertzaal Miry. 

 

Ine's work is produced by kamikamka.

 

CDCN Toulouse Occitanie
CDCN Toulouse Occitanie

With Benjamin Vandewalle Research for HUSH

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BUDA
BUDA

Research for HUSH

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Cie le Cardage
Cie le Cardage

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CDCN Toulouse Occitanie
CDCN Toulouse Occitanie

With Benjamin Vandewalle Research for HUSH

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PARTNERS AND RESIDENCIES

2017: nadine

2018: CC Jacques Franck

2019: Kunstencentrum Vooruit

            C-TAKT

            CC De Ploter

            Project(ion) room

            Netwerk Aalst

2020: De Bijloke

            Workspacebrussels

            GC De Maalbeek

            deFENIKS           

            Workroom @ Kanal Centre Pompidou

            Cas-co/30CC

            nadine

2021: Akropoditi Dance Center

            Netwerk Aalst

            workspacebrussels

            Kunstencentrum BUDA

            C-TAKT

            Corso

            nadine

            QO-2

2022: C-TAKT

            Corso

            Théâtre de Vanves

            0090

            La Place de La Danse - CDCN Toulouse

            Smog 

            KAAP

            Musica

            Tanzhaus Zürich

            JOJI INC