Since September 2021, Tristero has got a new place of its own, which it received on loan from the Flemish Community Commission (VGC) for the next few years.
In Gallait 80, we invite Arno Boey, Yelena Schmitz and Hanne Machielsen to help shape the house and the stories that will be created there. Together, we will act as a six-member artistic core for Gallait 80. Together we will make it into a workshop, a place of imagination, a meeting place and a playground.
Yelena Schmitz (°1996) studied Woordkunst at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. A writer and audio-maker, she has published in Deus Ex Machina, Kluger Hans, Rekto:Verso and Das Mag and was awarded the Korte Golf Radioprijs, among others, for her work.
Arno Boey (°1996) studied Woordkunst at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. He is co-founder of writer’s collective and literary magazine ZINK. In 2019, he participated in deBuren’s international writing residency in Paris. He has published in Kluger Hans, DW B and Sampler 2020 from publisher Das Mag, among others. With partner-in-crime Yelena Schmitz, he worked on 1020stories.be, a multilingual story map of Bockstael, a neighbourhood in his hometown of Brussels.
Hanne Machielsen (°1990) first studied language and literature at the UA and obtained a Master in Dramatic Arts (RITCS). She played, among others, in À vos Scalps by Frédérique Lecomte, in Oeps at Theatre Antigone and in Bakxai by Abattoir Fermé. She is also part of collective Team Melancholy.