The Food Art Festival, was the fourth and biggest edition of the Hidden Alleys art festival. It won two big regional art prizes and focused on young emerging artists. The main festival showcased many different site specific installations, in secret alleys, a derelict soda factory, an overgrown hidden monastery garden and church. Visitors were invited to explore these strange hidden locations that are normally closed off to the public. The temporary art installations in unexpected surroundings, proved to be a special stage for both the artists and visitors, creating small utopian places for casual meetings and special art experiences.
The Bonte Koe asked me to organize their first chocolate festival in 2015. I curated several artists to make chocolate art pieces, a big chocolate graffiti mural and melting chocolate fashion show. There were chocolate dinners and breakfasts in the church that I adorned with 12 meter long gold curtains.
Verborgen stegen verbouwen
This third edition of the hidden alleys project, was themed around architecture. With urbanization on the rise, this edition shined light on unused spaces that can be found in every city and repurposed those forgotten and otherwise "lost" spaces.
The second edition of Verborgen Stegen, transformed 16 hidden alleys, normally unused and forgotten, locked off from the public, into temporary stages for young emerging dancers, musicians, acrobats and theater makers. Locked within the small spaces the performer and audiences all had to compromise, resulting in intimate moments of unexpected sometimes magical moments.