Artist Koen Vanmechelen proudly launches an open call for the third edition of The Unthinkable Experiment. This year, Chapter Movement is honored to have Belgian athlete Elodie Ouédraogo as its godmother. The project invites 24 young people between the ages of 18 and 28 to participate in a knowledge experiment in LABIOMISTA's LaMouseion, trying to imagine the unthinkable for a new future.
Kunstenfestival Watou 2023 is launching its Open Call for "Patchwwwork" again this year, the experimental preliminary project from which several artists are selected for the festival. Artist Koen Vanmechelen is once again taking on the role of inspirator and looking for how Watou as a village and as a community can connect with the artists and vice versa.
For their docu series Domestication: A History, ARTE investigates the history of human civilisation through the history of the domestication of animals that made it possible. In the second episode, ARTE interviews artist Koen Vanmechelen about his views on this matter, and his work on domestication in general.
For their podcast 'Wildernissen' Laure and Linde Devroey invited Koen Vanmechelen for a conversation about cross-pollination and the wild gene of chickens and artists. Philosopher Norbert Peeters and writer Mariken Heitman join the conversation about domestication and "rewilding". Together they investigate the big and small wildernesses in the world. On the border between nature and culture, they bring reflections on the place of wildness in modern life.