Nocturnes with Anouk Kruithof

This Fête de la Musique we will host our first nocturne! Join us to celebrate dance across the world with the Brussels Premiere of Anouk Kruithof’s latest video edition, Universal Tongue.

Wednesday, 21 June 23
Time 20:00 - 23:00
Price Free
Location Cloud Seven, Quai du Commerce 7, 1000 Brussels

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On the occasion of La Fête de la Musique, we are happy to invite you to Cloud Seven’s first nocturne!

During this special evening, we will celebrate dance across the world with the Brussels Premiere of Anouk Kruithof’s latest video edition, Universal Tongue. Join us to experience a video art piece that will resonate through your body, and enjoy a late visit of our exhibition Rooms of Resonance. The evening will start with happy hour drinks and continue with a live vinyl set by Okaapij in our beautiful summer terrace.



18:00-22:00 – Screening of Universal Tongue

18:00-19:00 – Happy hour drinks

19:00-22:00 – Live vinyl session by Okaapij


About Universal Tongue

Universal Tongue celebrates the great diversity of the global dance kaleidoscope in the era of the Internet. It was born from visual artist Anouk Kruithof’s fascination with dance videos distributed online as a representation of self-expression, cultural identity, empowerment and fun. In collaboration with a team of 50 researchers from across the globe, she sourced over 8800 dance videos online, which were edited down to a 1000 unique dance styles that she blended into a dynamic 8 channel video installation with a four hour duration, accompanied by a unifying soundtrack.

Born 1981 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, Anouk Kruithof is a visual artist. She lives and works between Brussels Belgium, the Netherlands and her wooden house in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest in Botopasi Suriname. Her multilayered, transdisciplinary approach encompasses photography, sculpture, installation, artist-books, text, performance, video, animation, websites and (social) interventions in the public domain. Kruithof’s work explores a ‘contemporary schizophrenia’ which can be seen as an indelible mental disease of contemporary life. By continually navigating between the digital and physical experiential sphere, Kruithof investigates a collective state of mind that is not solely grounded in the material world, but more and more often in the relentless flow of images in an amorphous digital world.