Decoratelier is an ongoing and constantly evolving project by autonomous artist in residence, Jozef Wouters. From an old factory in Molenbeek, the artist will build on INFINI, the Decoratelier performance which saw him take over the main auditorium of the Brussels City Theatre (KVS) during the Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2016. Jozef Wouters/Decoratelier aims to function as an accessible studio for artists, where there is room for both set designers and audiences, as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations and social experiment.
"Decoratelier is a space that accommodates the various forms of collaboration and labour that is inherent in my work. Space is tested, conversations take place in wood, iron and cardboard. It is a permanent place within the constructional quest for constantly changing spaces in which art, thought and artisans meet." (Jozef Wouters)
The first project to be shaped within these walls is the site-specific Atelier III project, in collaboration with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and dramaturge Jeroen Peeters. Atelier III will be presented in the Decoratelier, from 30 March to 2 April 2017, during Performatik17 (Kaaitheater).
De Morgen (Interview, EN) (2017)