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Van 7 aug tot 13 aug opent de nieuwe sauna club zijn deuren in Brussel! “Common Sweat” is a tijdelijke sauna opgezet door de Nederlandse kunstenaar Steven Jouwersma voor Artlab ZSenne. De sauna is gebouwd uit overschotten meerdere kunstprojecten met bijkomend materiaal van bewoners in de vlakbij ZSenne. De sauna wordt verwarmd met een houtstoof en biedt een avontuurlijke DIY sauna ervaringen gedurende een week, elke dag van 17u tot  21u.
Tijdens deze eerste week zal “common sweat” experimenteren met een sauna ervaring gecombineerd en muziekinstallatie. Elke dag is er een sessie gepland om 19u. schrijf hier in 
Na de dagelijkse sessie is de sauna open voor iedereen.
Een slotpresentatie met saunasessies vindt plaats tijdens de finissage op zaterdag 13 aug.
Het is belangrijk om zelf een handdoek en zwemkleding met te brengen vermits we niet zonder kleding kunnen afkoelen of douchen in de publieke ruimte. Er zal natuurlijk een koude douche zijn.

Sauna club "Common sweat"  is ontstaan uit frustratie over welness centres met slechte muziek en consumptielogica. Met live ambient muziek in de relaxatieruimte in ZSenne, zal “Common Sweat” functioneren als een retreat voor het lichaam en als een hersenverleidingscentrum, een plaats om tot rust te komen. 
Kan je niet komen op deze data? Geen zorg: deze winter  zal “Common Sweat” reizende sauna worden, verplaatsbaar naar private zowel als publieke ruimtes. Stuur email naar 
 om informatie te ontvangen over de wintersessies.

From August 7 till August 13, a new sauna club will open its doors in Brussels! “Common Sweat” is a temporary sauna initiated by Dutch artist Steven Jouwersma in front of Artlab ZSenne. The sauna is built out of material left overs from art projects of many people with additional material added by residents from the direct neighbourhood of ZSenne. The sauna is heated with a wood stove and will offer you an adventurous DIY sauna during one week every day from 17h till 21h.

During this first week of operation “common sweat” will experiment with a sauna experience combined with a music installation. Every day a session is scheduled at 19h. please inscribe here 

After the daily session the sauna is open for everyone.  A final presentation with sauna sessions will be at the finissage on Saturday 13th of August.

It is important to bring you own towel and a swimsuit as we cannot wash and cool down without clothes in public at this location. A cold shower is of course available.

Sauna club "Common sweat" is born out of frustration of going to welness centres with bad music and consumerist logics. With live ambient music in the relax area inside the gallery, “Common Sweat” will both function as a retreat for the alien body and as a brain abduction center. In other words, a place to relax.

Can't make it during one of these dates? No worries. This winter “Common Sweat” will turn into a traveling sauna, relocating to both private and public spaces. send an email to to be informed about the winter sessions. 




OPEN CALL      Co- (lab) / ZSenne Art Lab: collaboration and collectivity

Mon. Sept 19 - Sun. Sept 25
ZSenne Art Lab | 2, rue Anneessensstraat, 1000 – Brussels
Participation is free. 
Note: It is not required to attend everyday. We will develop a schedule which includes both day and evenings.
To apply please email:

Bains Connective artists in residence, Jasmin Schaitl and William "Bilwa" Costa are searching for artists to participate in Co- (lab) / ZSenne Art Lab: collaboration and collectivity; which they will co-lead with Elisabeth Schilling.
Artists of various disciplines and levels, university to professional, are welcome to participate.

Co- (lab) is a site-relative lab, consisting of performing and visual artists of various disciplines and levels, from university to professional. Working solo, in small groups, and as an entire group, we will develop scores and performance material addressing the topics of collaboration and collectivity.
During the lab, we will focus on the specific physical characteristics of the ZSenne Art Lab, and how we, individually and as a group, assess, relate, and respond to them. Bilwa, Jasmin, and Elisabeth, will initially rotate in leading the lab, introducing and proposing techniques from their personal practices and research methods. Each participant will also have an opportunity to lead the lab.
We will use material developed during the lab research to create thematic, time-based, and graphic scores and structures for movement, sound, and visual performances. Using techniques of reduction and refinement, we will create works based on our research during that week.
The lab will culminate in solo, duo, and/or group performances by the lab participants.


Schaitl / Costa
In July 2013, Jasmin Schaitl (AT) and William “Bilwa” Costa (US) began a collaborative duo. Since then they have been active throughout Europe, and in the UK, US, and Mexico.
The two artists direct and tour interdisciplinary group performances, have an ongoing series of duo performances, create video works and photography, organize artist labs, and further their research through leading workshops. Jasmin and Bilwa put equal emphasis on : body and movement, creation of and focus on sound, visual objects and the use of materials in their performances. Often they collaborate with choreographers, dancers, theatre-makers, sound artists, and visual artists.

Elisabeth Schilling
Elisabeth Schilling is a dancer / choreographer working between London, Berlin and Luxembourg. She trained at Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium Frankfurt, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as well as London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with an MA in Contemporary Dance with Distinction. Elisabeth has performed for dance companies and independent artists in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the UK.
In 2013, Elisabeth started her movement research, which primarily investigates movement qualities and textures and their composition in time and space. This research has been inspired by her love for contemporary music and especially by the compositional work of György Ligeti, Krzysztof Penderecki and John Cage. Furthermore, this research is an ongoing investigation in the field of improvisation. Elisabeth has thereby been fundamentally inspired by the artistic work of Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Ohad Nahrain’s Gaga Technik, Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Meg Stuart, Joe Moran and Deborah Hay amongst others.
She is mainly interested in the emergence of spontaneous compositions within time and space as well as the echo of movement within these entities. As part of her movement research, Elisabeth draws scores which illustrate sensations of movement qualities and textures as well as spatial and dynamic composition.

Their interest is to extract and reduce the essence of an action; visually, sonically and thematically.

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