Maarten Seghers

Maarten Seghers studied stage directing at RITS School of Arts, Brussels. In the meantime he continued his own work (theatre and music compositions). In 2001 he created the stage production Angel Butcher with the theatre company d a e m m e r u n g .
His collaboration with Needcompany started with the production Images of Affection (2002) by Jan Lauwers. In Isabella's room (2004), The Lobster Shop (2006), The Deer House (2008), Needlapb and The House of Our Fathers by Jan Lauwers and (AND) (2002), Chunking (2005), The Porcelain Project (2007) and This door is too small (for a bear) (2010) by Grace Ellen Barkey, he was responsible for composing music, as well as performing. He wrote music for No Comment (2003), The art of entertainment (2011) and The Unauthorized Portrait (2003) - a film about Jan Lauwers by Nico Leunen.
He founded OHNO COOPERATION together with Jan Lauwers to give concrete shape to their mutual artistic commitment. Up to now this has taken the form of listening to, looking at, thinking about and making music, visual art and performances: The Grenoble Tapes (2006), O.H.N.O.P.O.P.I.C.O.N.O. (2006), So man, (2007), The OHNO Cooperation Conversation On The O.H.N.O.P.O.P.I.C.O.N.O. 0ntology (2007). They are combined in an OHNO cooperation evening (2008). The artist-curator duo OHNO COOPERATION invited several artists to participate in The Tragedy of the Applause. In August 2011 OHNO COOPERATION curated the fifth OPEN AIR in Antwerp, in the frame of which it invited several artists.