• Friday, 29 April, 2022 - 17:30Sunday, 1 May, 2022 - 22:30
  • Thursday, 12 May, 2022 - 11:00Sunday, 31 July, 2022 - 18:00


In the framework of Living Traces


29 April 2022 to 1 May 2022 | 17:00-22:30


from 12 May 2022 to 31 July 2022 | 11:00-18:00



  • Standard ticket: €10
  • Vilvoorde Ticket: €5 / For all Vilvoorde residents
  • Youth Ticket: €5 / For anyone aged between 19 and 25 years old

The Act of Breathing

The Act of Breathing is based on the poem L'Acte de Réspirer, by Congolese writer and poet Sony Labou Tansi and explores the breath - the repetitive and instinctive force that is also a necessity. As Labou Tansi reveals, the breath can also be used as a tool for political resistance, when even the right to breathe must be wilfully preserved.


The Act of Breathing translates Horst’s mission of interweaving the crossover between music and art into a multidisciplinary exhibition. This year, Sorana Munsya has been invited to curate the exhibition alongside Horst's Evelyn Simons. These forces join with the KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels to bring together an exciting line-up of artists in Belgium. The result will be 11 in-situ artworks engaging with the architectural and symbolic character of the Asiat-site, a former military base. Three other artists will present their work at Cinematek in Brussels, where the exhibition will be linked to a programme of films curated by Monique Mbeka Phoba.


This year, the opening coincides with the three-day music festival: 29 April - 1 May. After the intense festival weekend, The Act of Breathing will reopen from 12 May to 31 July.


  • Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00 : Asiat. Mechelsesteenweg 255, Vilvoorde.
  • Daily from 17:30 to 22:30 : Cinematek Brussels.
  • Free guided tours lasting 1h30, every Saturday: French & Dutch at 2pm - English at 4pm. More information here.

Exhibiting artists


Asiat, Vilvoorde :

Anthony Ngoya, Benjamin Orlow, Hadassa Ngamba, Kris Lemsalu, Laure Prouvost, Leonard Pongo, Maika Garnica, Michèle Magema, mountaincutters, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure & Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek


Cinematek, with the support of Bozar – Brussels :

Jean Kabuta, Mega Mingiedi, Agnès Lalau.