Rehearsal 01: Index

White Horse/ Twin Horse

For White Horse/Twin Horse, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen utilize the theatrical infrastructure of De Brakke Grond to present, transform and research their work in a series of iterations. 

Rehearsal 01  Index marks the commencement of this series for which Cohen and Van Balen invited four other cultural workers to ‘rehearse the exhibition’ every other ten days. Here we find ourselves in the first edition of this series, created by the artists themselves. Each of the following iterations will start with the materials in the state in which they were left at the end of the previous rehearsal, using Cohen and Van Balen’s entirely present archive as its foundation. The exhibition-as-rehearsal should produce an evolving, continuous process. By doing so, the artists re-evaluate the effectiveness, usefulness and desirability of rehearsal, redirecting its concept back onto itself as an autonomous space for labour, play, trial and error, that suspends the moment of performance indefinitely. 


Opening on Saturday Dec 9th 
16:00 reception
16:15 welcome 
16:30 talk with Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
17:00 & 18:00 guided tours through the exhibition
19:00 drinks & bites

Rehearsal 01 can be visited until Dec 20th. 

Judith Vrancken is an art critic and writer associated with Nederlands Dans Theater. She is the writer-in-residence at De Brakke Grond during the course of White Horse/ Twin Horse (Dec 10, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018). After each rehearsal her textual reflections on all five iterations will stay in the space as a remaining imprint. Read her reflection upon rehearsal 01 here. 

Listen to the audio-index:


  • 9 - 20 Dec: Rehearsal 01 Index by Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
  • 21 Dec - 6 Jan: Rehearsal 02 Moonbouncing by curator Samuel Saelemakers
  • 7 - 12 Jan: Rehearsal 03 Walkthrough by artist and writer Tyler Coburn 
  • 13 - 28 Jan: Rehearsal 04 Dormant remains by curator Christina Li 
  • [to be confirmed]: Rehearsal 05 by artistic director Anne Breure 
  • 26 Jan: During the Dress Rehearsal, the artists, the public and Z33 will reflect on the past rehearsals.
Image Heart Lines Production Still, 2016 © Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
In coproduction withZ33, huis voor actuele kunst (Hasselt, BE)