Indiscipline is an annual one-day happening with performances and experimental interventions set at the Grand Casino in the Belgian seaside resort of Knokke-Heist. Known for its rich art and film history—in particular the legendary EXPRMNTL film festival (1949-1974)— the casino offers a rare and surprising context that encourages new forms of perception, experience and corporeality.

For the 2023 edition, Xavier Garcia Bardon (BE) returns to lift the veil on the 1967 EXPRMNTL festival and regail us with the stories and the gossip of the infamous festival for avant-garde Film. Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust (IR/FR/PL) finds inspiration in the seductive tapestries of Jean Lurçat—still on view at the casino—to create a performance piece featuring newly created costumes. Time is spent in different and idle ways in a durational dance piece by Emmilou Roessling (DE) that looks to the skies above and the earth below. Visual artist Mounira Al Solh (LB) recalls the mild sea air from Beirut and heads for the beach to express her profound devotion for the sea. Kiluanji Kia Henda (AO) uses a shadowplay to take us on a historical tour of the statues gracing the Kinaxixi Square in Luanda, an important site mirroring the historical and social transformations in Angola. Stine Janvin’s (NO) sound performance features echo and synth samples and pays homage to some of the vocalist’s favorite pop songstresses. Finally, the Antwerp based all-female choir The Zangles (BE) leads us into the merry night with their huge ego’s and small voices.

Curated by: Dirk Snauwaert & Helena Kritis
In collaboration with Knokke-Heist and Jester, Genk


Online presale:
On the day itself at the door. 

Standard ticket: € 30 
-26 years: € 10

EXTRA BENEFIT: Your INDISCIPLINE ticket gives you free access to the Rankin - The Dazed Decades photo exhibition in the cultural centre (a 10-minute walk from the Grand Casino Knokke). Offer only valid on Saturday 1 April on presentation of your personal INDISCIPLINE ticket.


INDISCIPLINE will take place at the Grand Casino Knokke, Zeedijk-Albertstrand 509, 8300 Knokke-Heist
The entrance is on the Zeedijk side.

Centre for contemporary art WIELS and the Municipality of Knokke-Heist invite you to an annual - indiscipline - happening with recent performances and experimental interventions, in the spirit of the Grand Casino's rich art and film history.

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Below are some atmospheric images from the previous editions.