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Oona Libens - Spindle • Studio STUK

Encounter between a spider and artificial intelligence, translated into an audiovisual work with projection techniques, shadowplay and uncanny sounds.

➤ Thu 3.11 - 20:30
➤ Studio Manhattan - Address: Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, Leuven
➤ €14 / €10 (reduction with STUK Card or KU Leuven Culture Card)


19:30 doors + bar
20:30 Oona Libens - Spindle

+ ongoing video installation: Jonas Bang - Dream Diver


Belgian-Swedish artist Oona Libens is fascinated by analogue projection techniques, shadow play and pre-cinematographic magic tricks. Sound plays an important role in her work as well. Her new peformance Spindle starts from the encounter between an omniscient spider - with her age-old weaving techniques - and artificial intelligence. Via the link between these two seemingly opposite technologies, Libens investigates the symbiosis between nature and digital progress. An ingenious and virtuoso audiovisual performance, with contemporary and aged projection techniques and sound design by Vica Pacheco and Jürgen De Blonde.

Studio STUK
Dance, Image & Sound in the iconic Manhattan
with De Hoorn

➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.

➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.

➤ STUDIO CAFÉ: Our café opens at 19:30. Come early, stay late.

➤ SAFER SPACE: Studio STUK aims to be an inclusive space for everyone. We take every form of intimidation seriously. Don't hesitate to talk to a STUK colleague or a person behind the bar.


concept en uitvoering Oona Libens | Performance Amanda Lebert/Meri Ekola, Oona Libens | Techniek Amanda Lebert/Meri Ekola | Sound Design Vica Pacheco, Jürgen De Blonde | Dramaturgie & eindregie Renée Goethijn | Script Oona Libens | Software & electronica Jakob Jennerholm Hammar, Marcel Samyn | Robot sturing Francis Brady | Productieassistent Ambre Andriamanana | Productie Kunstenwerkplaats - KWP | Co-producenten Vooruit, STUK, Inkonst (Malmö) | Dank aan Gouvernement Gent, Inter Arts Center Malmö (SE), HAUT (DK), Industriemuseum, Buda Kortrijk, Kris Verdonck, Christina Amelia Candea, Christina Claesson, Eva Renfalk, Daniel Libens, Thom Kiraly, Mattias Hållsten, Anna Rheingans | Met de steun van Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden), Region Skåne, Helge Ax:son Johnson Stiftelse
Thu 3 Nov 2022 19:30


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven


€14 (standard)
€10 (reduction with STUK Card or KU Leuven Culture Card)

Free for Subbacultcha members