It’s a pity but we have to say that it’s the last post of the Kitchain blog… for this year… don’t worry, we’ll be back…
Tonight no one came to cook at the Kitchenettes… maybe the people prefered to taste the swiss dishes, like “rösti”, “soupe de chalet”, “raclette” and “brochet” cooked outside by Jean, Maïté, Jean and their dream team.
So we were all ready for the Funk Fusion concert of Inspector Cluzo and the FB’s horns… groovy and powerful.
To finish, we want to thank all the people who made the festival so great and unique. We have a special thought for those who made miracles to allow the audiance to enjoy all the concerts, plays, happenings, readings and the off festival, in the best conditions. We mean the technicians. Big up to you!
We really look forward to seeing you next year for the 30th edition of the Belluard Bollwerk International Festival.
Annick, the boss of the technicians, in her office
Cathy and Mathias the most trendy bar(wo)men in the world
Isn’t Claudia so cute?
And Cathy and Joseph?
Grooving at the Kitchain, Pascal Leads the dance
Chilling at the Belluard till the end of the night
Next year the doors will open again.. for new experiences
See you soon
After the rain, the rain comes…Forunately there’s a roof above the Kitchenettes!
A family came to warm up the atmosphere (atmosphère, est-ce que j’ai une gueule d’atmosphère?) with their cooking skills. Jean, Maïté, Arnaud and their team increase the temperature with their lebanon dishes.
Everything was perfect to begin a spicy week-end.
With the Kitchenette team, everything is under control
The alternative to Kitchenettes - but Toxic
Pisco Swing & Sour
Historical art piece for Contemporary art pieces
Last night a dj saved my life
BelluBar will drive you far
Last day of the festival tomorrow, come and join us to celebrate!
Day #2 for the Kitchain do-it-yourself, 2 wonderful teams - and the first two men!
The rain came, so we Enjoyed Poverty In The Back Of The Van because we hadn’t any tuned car…. And Europe Will Be Stunned!
Babe won’t be shepherd anymore
Concertation, Imagination, Action
What will I choose to fulfill my wishes?
Men at work in the Kitchain - Revolution is coming
Road to perdition
Special thanks to Nassim the Berliner for his inspiration
Oh, there’s some place left for friday and Saturday, just contact us at reservations(at)belluard.ch
The first two groups came to discover the new surprise basket. twelve women from Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, and I forget one or two nationalities, composed the teams. The result? two completely different and beautiful dishes. Cooking, laughing, sharing, everyone enjoyed this meal.
Earlier in the day, we went to an organics field and market to get the vegetables, to a local butcher for the meat and a bio shop for the vegetarian food; to put delicious ingredients in the basket and welcome you the best as possible.
Come, cook and taste them, there are still places on friday and saturday.
If you don’t want to cook you can also enjoy the great Menu of Maïté, Jean, Arnaud and their Kitchain team.
Doesn’t it make to want to become vegetarian?
Collaboration between the two teams
Sometimes the preparation seems strange, but the result was incredibly good (It was the first time that someone cook a dessert at the kitchain do-it-yourself)
Smiling faces and good dinner… the expercience was not so hard
Tonight the cocktail was made by Mike Patton… oups Monsieur J
See you tomorrow
Today raindrops and vodka flew down on the Belluard. It was the second day of the Moonshine workshop, in which people learned to make vodka; a good warm up before the European football championship. After that, two preachers lead us to make promises for the future… a vodka shot for a promise could be a good motivation….
Fortunately, Maïté, Jean, Arnaud and their cooking team brought us strength and energy with their delicious dishes.
On tuesday the kitchenettes are opening their doors, there are only places for saturday and sunday left. We will be there and ready to welcome you!
Yes Bothers and sisters! I promise that you are on the Kitchain blog.. have a drink!
with a delicious apéro
The moonshine teachers with their concentrated students
Belluark Bollwerk International: another vision of football
See you tomorrow
For the second day, the Kitchain festival changed into school. People came to learn how to make…. artisanal vodka, a masterclass given by two letton teacher. Every student werre happy to succeed the test.
And if the cure wasen’t efficient enough, it was possible to make a step to Croatia with the cocktail of Nicola Tesla, electricity is in the air.
All of this would’nt have been possible without all the working hands.
The Moonshine team
You need to use your hands and some bread to stick the bowl with the pan
We said to stick the bowl with the pan…
You need to use your hands… too
Meanwhile Keith was playing
The moon shines
See you tomorrow
The 2012 edition of the Belluard with the theme RETOX is starting to move and you can already have a first look of the program here.
Kitchain will be part of the program again and it will have it’s fourth assembling in the space of Arsenal and in the street in front of it. This year the space will have a special element that we will talk later. Stay connected.
After the post dedicated to the unCloud project, we would like to share two more projects: Time/Bank by Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle and Macht Geschenke: The Making of Capital by Christin Lahr. The two art projects deal with money and time.
As you can read in the program: ”Time/Bank is a platform for cultural and arts communities where groups and individuals can pool and trade time and skills, bypassing money as a measure of value. Time/Bank is based on the premises that everyone in the field of culture has something to contribute, and that it is possible to develop and sustain an alternative economy by connecting existing needs with unacknowledged resources.
Time/Bank is a platform for cultural and arts communities where groups and individuals can pool and trade time and skills, bypassing money as a measure of value. Time/Bank is based on the premises that everyone in the field of culture has something to contribute, and that it is possible to develop and sustain an alternative economy by connecting existing needs with unacknowledged resources.”
For Macht Geschenke: The Making of Capital, the artist Christin Lahr took over the chair of the mayor of Leuven and spent the first week of the Festival at her workstation in one of the exhibition spaces, continuing her meticulous work. Quoting, once more, the festival program about the work she presented: “since May 31, 2009, Christin Lahr has been making daily money transfers of 1 cent to the German Federal Ministry of Finance, thus helping to counter the growing mountain of debt in small doses. In the field “reason for payment”, she always writes 108 characters from “CAPITAL: A Critique of Political Economy” by Karl Marx. That way, bit by bit, the entire text of the book will be transferred into the state’s central account via online banking. The transmission of the roughly 15,709 cents and 1,696,500 characters will take about 43 years.”