Tracing the past weaving the future

Currently we are developing the participative project “Tracing the past weaving the future”

Mixing criticality with a shamanism that is emerging anew in our own backyards of western Europe. Designing and guiding queer and contemporary art rituals, performances, experiences, choreographed events, workshops and collective processes. Gradually creating an imagined ethnographic account of a community that does not yet exist. Where the whole is reminiscent of a rhizome with branches in poetry, collage, dance, performance, trance, constellation work, ecofeminism and many other fields of action.

#revivalofinstinct #constellationsofcare #commonvision #maythecareshapepatterns

Tracing the past weaving the future valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

Tracing the past weaving the future, Social Design: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com

Creative Commons-Licentie

Meeting between visual freak Aitor Biedma and Lilith the spider

Spinning spider can move by altering it’s state, by growing and by decaying, though not by changing it’s position.

#commonvision #plantthinking #subterrainianstripper #egodisruptive


Performance: Laura Eva Meuris with Aitor Biedma
Dramaturgical assistance: Zuzana Zabkova 
Sound: Pictureplane, Aitor Biedma, Laura Eva Meuris
Video: Zoilly Productions
@Predikheren stadsbibliotheek Mechelen

Supported by Koen kwanten ( Artenova), Jasmien Ceulemans (Stad Mechelen), The greenhouse Hever

Special thanks to: The New Dionysian Festival, Creepy Teepee Festival, Bianka Fontaine, esha_clothing, Wim Hendrickx, the collaborators, friends and family who co-created, supported and inspired this work.


Drawing the past weaving the future, Laura Eva Meuris / Lauraevameuris.com, acrylic paint and marker on wall paper, Artenova Art Space, Mechelen, Be, Creative Commons-Licentie
Drawing the past weaving the future, Laura Eva Meuris / Lauraevameuris.com, acrylic paint and marker on wall paper + collected objects, Artenova Art Space, Mechelen, Be, Creative Commons-Licentie
Drawing the past weaving the future, Laura Eva Meuris / Lauraevameuris.com, acrylic paint and marker on wall paper, Artenova Art Space, Mechelen, Be, Creative Commons-Licentie

The New Dionysian Festival

The new dionysian festival – is a holey party that invokes an archaic connection between human consciousness, and nature. It is a time and space for a care-full collective trip. 

Dionysus, the queer god of intoxication, invites us then to tap into experience beyond categories, definitions and language. His myth speaks of dis-solving, not solving, and dis-solution, not solution, of the psyche, the soul. 

We dive into an ecology of altered states in a place where beings of different kinds, humans, animals, plants and vegetables, urbanist trash and artistic ideas, meet together in one physical container –  a gigantic non commercial greenhouse that is a sanctuary of organic relations, elastic time and creativity. Within this protective microclimate, we can start wondering about how to reconnect to the intent of a living world.

Re-calling The New Dionysian Festival

Re- calling the new dionysian festival – we recall and re-invoke this fest of altered states of mind, ecology, art and collective soul making that is The New Dionysian. During this event we shared  sounds and images of the past gathering, where we invite the audience to dream with us about creative spirituality. Together we imagine in practice how the unknown, discovery, exploration and archaic knowledge, relate to culture, tradition and ceremony. Tracing the threads of the first New Dionysian, this evening will also be an opportunity to start weaving the future possibilities of a movement that has already begun. 

no title, video work: Zoilly Productions, Laura EvaMeuris, Irina lavrinovic, Asher Lev, Pawel Dudus, Zuzana Zabkova at Nadine Laboratory for contemporary Art, Brussels, Be / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
No title, video work: Collective proces: Zoilly Productions, Asher Lev, Irina lavrinovic, Laura Eva Meuris, Pascal Ghyssaert at Nadine Laboratory for contemporary Art, Brussels, Be / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
No Title, video work: collective process: Zoilly Productions, Asher Lev Irina lavrinovic, Laura Eva Meuris, Wim Hendrickx at Nadine Laboratory for contemporary Art, Brussels, Be / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

Venue: 16 Feb 2018, Nadine laboratory for contemporary arts, Brussels, be

Irina Lavrinovic
Laura Eva Meuris
Asher Lev
Thomas Proksch
Zoilly Molnar

Special thanks to: Helena Dietrich

They say it’s like shaking your wings out of water preparing to fly

Artist in residence at Meet Factory Praag 2. 9.–31. 10. 2019

An open invitation to enter spirit-mind.

#constellationwork #spacialrepresantation #makevisible #it’smagic

Venue: Meet Factory Praag

Guided by: Laura Eva Meuris

Collaboration with constellation and systemic worker: Daniël Valkenaers

Sculptures by: Nik Timkova

Map for reading possible futures, altar, braid, design of objects and wearables: Laura Eva Meuris

With the kind support by Delegation of Flanders in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Sacred Safe(r) space and string telling ritual

Together we build a safe(r) sacred space. Creating the framework for string telling contemporary ritual. As a result of our string telling ritual we have created a meaningful and protective object as the carrier of our fears, stories and intentions.

no title, collage: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
no title, collage: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
no title, collage: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
no title, drawing on paper: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

Design: Laura Eva Meuris

Collective process: Arno Mertens, Maya Aonzia, Lars Hollemeersch, Margot Vanneste, Milan George, Nora Allegaert, Eline Van Deputte,

Outside eye: Van Dessel Marte, Decorte Wouter, Van Gogh Dirk and Sintobin Heleen.

Special thanks to: Joan Somers and Wouter Hellin.

Slave training

Power games for fun instead of profit

claiming space for non-normative experiences

We offer a guided experience with a score, playcards and bdsm inspired designed tools and wearables for training consent. Consent is defined as the act of willigly and verbale agreeing to engage in specific conduct. We are inviting the participant to question the role of consensual movement and how they can apply what they have experienced during this training to their daily lives. 

Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com, pictures: Linda Zhou, Model: Milan George. Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com, pictures: Linda Zhou, Model: Nora Allegeart. Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com, pictures: Linda Zhou, Model: Harry van noten. Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com, pictures: Linda Zhou, Models: Milan George, Nora Allegeart, Harry van noten. Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com, pictures: Linda Zhou, Models: Milan George, Nora Allegeart, Harry van noten. Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com, pictures: Linda Zhou, Models: Milan George, Nora Allegeart, Harry van noten. Dit werk valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

Design: Lars Hollemeersch, Laura Eva Meuris   

Collective process: Nora Allegaert, Lars Hollemeersch, Laura Eva Meuris  

Training guided by: Nora Allegaert, Lars Hollemeersch, Laura Eva Meuris  

Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / https://wordpress.com/block-editor/edit/jetpack-portfolio/lauraevameuris.com/834 inspired by Jay Barry Matthews / http://www.jaybarrymatthews.com

Design tools:  Laura Eva Meuris, Pawel Wieslaw Dudus  

Pictures: Linda Zhou 

Models:  Milan George, Nora Allegeart, Harry van noten  

Score: inspired by David Blooms workshop sex and space / https://davidbloom.info

Wheel of consent: Dr. Betty Martin / bettymartin.org

Outside eye: Van Dessel Marte, Decorte Wouter, Van Gogh Dirk, Sintobin Heleen. 

Special thanks to: movers, Arno Mertens, Maya Aonzia, Lars Hollemeersch, Margo Vanneste, Milan George, Nora Allegaert, Eline Van Deputte, Joan Somers Donnelly and Hellin Wouter.