Rehearsal 02: Moonbouncing

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. The second rehearsal of the exhibition is an interpretation by curator Samuel Saelemaekers. 

The second run of White Horse/ Twin Horse embraces the diverse contexts that produce and inspire the work of Cohen & Van Balen, whilst also rejecting them. A subjective take on the gathered oeuvre; a muted retrospective; false representations; a message filtered by misinterpretation; voices stolen; lights dimmed and fires lit; a brainstorm gone terribly wrong. 

Moonbouncing is a proposition by Samuel Saelemakers in conversation with Cohen & Van Balen 


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 02 here


About the curator 

Samuel Saelemakers is a Curator at Witte de With. He holds an MA in Art Philosophy and Aesthetics from the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Antwerp. Saelemakers is visiting lecturer at the HISK, Ghent; St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp; Jan van Eyck, Maastricht. He is also Chairman of the board of Rib, Rotterdam. Prior to joining Witte de With he was research assistant to curator Jean-Hubert Martin and project assistant at SAM Art Projects, Paris.


  • 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.
In coproduction with Z33, huis voor actuele kunst (Hasselt, BE)