INE CLAES (BRUSSELS, 1984)
Ine is a transdisciplinary artist working with voice, sound, movement and visual arts. She creates sound projects, sound compositions and performances. In her performances she seeks the arising of disorientation of performer, and by consequence the audience, by the method of multitasking, bringing different layers together. Her aim is to create psychedelic or absurd worlds where the viewer/listener does not necessarily fully understand where he or she is. By means of this technique, Ine wants to counteract the human need to understand everything and label everything we encounter. In 2019 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 collaborates with a variety of artists. She also likes drawing.
After graduating from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in 2008 Ine's interest in movement and visual arts brought her to collaborations in the fields of interventions in public space, shortmovie and performative installations with different visual artists as Liesbeth Marit, Tomas Israël & Jacques Urbanska, Koen Moerenhout and Sara Claes. Her interest in the world of the voice grew over the years and she became a voice autodidact. In 2012 she created the first work where she brought together
voice, movement and public space, the duet Riptide with Aloun Marchal, created for 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 assistant of mise en scène at the Opera de Lille for the opera La Légende du Roi Dragon from Arthur Lavandier.
In 2013 she founded, together with Johanne Saunier, the music and dance project Ballets Confidentiels where the duo brought together voice, music and sound visualisation. The company created pieces specifically for non-theatre spaces. With the company Ine has created and performed a large repertoire and has worked with different composers, writers and musicians as Georges Aperghis, Joâo Lobo, Martin Crimp, Quatuor Tana, Toma Gouband. The project performed in many places as Handelsbeurs, Bozar, Paris Quartier d'été, Maison de La Danse Lyon, Odegand,... After 5 years Ine left Ballets Confidentiels to focus on her personal research and create works where she develops the vocals/sound herself.
WORK AND DEVELOPMENT
In 2017 she created the solo voice/movement I choke, You choke, let's All choke together, on invitation by the music festival
Ecouter pour l'Instant in France. This work was created with the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and was in residency at Nadine Brussels. It is her first work for which she created the sound/vocal composition herself. This solo laid the foundation for her research on multitasking and disorientation and the direction of her current parcours.
In 2020 she creates asfaraswecantell, a performance for 2 singers and 2 dancers bringing vocals, movement and spacialization into a transdisciplinary dialogue. Asfaraswecantell is her first work where she is not on stage herself. It is a co-production by C-TAKT, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke and kamikamka, with the support of workspacebrussels, WALPURGIS/deFENIKS, Halolalune Production and L.A.R.D.
In 2020 she has been invited by visual artist Line Boogaerts, for an artistic collaboration for Line's project Interval Wiper Switch, where she is next to performing also creating the soundscape of this performative installation. In residency at workspacebrussels and premieres at the Whitehouse Gallery in July '20.
In '20-'21 Ine will hold a development phase for musical development. During this development she will start a new collaboration with Brazilian avant-garde composer Otacílio Melgaço. The main focus of this development is on vocal acoustic looping, she invites different artists to experiment with as Mathieu Calleja, Adrian Sanchez Nunez, Justine Maxelon, Lynn Cassiers, Sander De Winne, Maja Jantar and Benjamin Vandewalle. This development is supported by QO-2, workspacebrussels, nadine, Netwerk Aalst, Casco/30CC, Akropoditi Dance Center, C-TAKT and CC Berchem.
In 2022 she will start a new creation, HUSH, a duet voice / movement with Benjamin Vandewalle. Première at CC Berchem in October '22.
Ine's work is produced by kamikamka.
PARTNERS AND RESIDENCIES
2018: CC Jacques Franck
2019: Kunstencentrum Vooruit
CC De Ploter
2020: De Bijloke
GC De Maalbeek
Workroom @ Kanal Centre Pompidou
2021: Akropoditi Dance Center
Théâtre de Vanves
GC De Maalbeek ©Sara Claes
GC De Maalbeek ©Dirk Gillis
GC De Maalbeek ©Sara Claes