Underneath Which Rivers Flow

Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters

“One day, a large banner suddenly appeared on the facade of the Decoratelier, showing a virtual vision of what the neighbourhood might look like in the future. The studio and its surroundings had been replaced by a large park. That same day, I met a group of people from Globe Aroma and we decided to dig a hole towards this future park that, right now, is still an old factory. In the enormous void we taught each other to build out loud: a form of construction in which there is no difference between speaking, dreaming and building. Gradually an alternative park took shape, a park where memories and imagination intermingle, a secret garden filled with shadows and a jumble of grey zones. As yet, I understand little of it, but it seems to be a place where people can decide for themselves whether or not to be visible or invisible, and this in the heart of the city.”

— Jozef Wouters

In 2018-19, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters is working with Open Arts House Globe Aroma on Underneath Which Rivers Flow. A group of women and men – builders, poets and dreamers – meet weekly in the Decoratelier in Molenbeek. Together, they build stories, a secret garden full of wormholes to unsuspected worlds.


This event takes place in Decoratelier in Brussels, Rue de Liverpoolstraat 24, Molenbeek. Get your tickets soon, on the website of Performatik.

  • Vrijdag 15 maart at 9 PM (première)
  • Zaterdag 16 maart at 9 PM
  • Maandag 18 maart at 8:30 PM
  • Dinsdag 19 maart at 8:30 PM
  • Woensdag 20 maart at 8:30 PM
  • Donderdag 21 maart at 9 PM
  • Zaterdag 23 maart at 5 PM (matinee)


Building Poets Ali Alkrizi, Barry Amad Talib, Saïd Amrawu, Mimouna Amri, Zohir Boumelha, Bushra, Alex Cepile, Sekou Coumbassa, Chantal Gyselinx, Idriss Hassan Hardy, George Khuroshvili, Soumaya Mahroug, Shilemeza Prins, Randy Renders, Tahar Sadam, Marie-Ange Sibi, Mbarek Wouallaga, Ifrah Yusuf Magan

Artistic direction Jozef Wouters Decoratelier Menno Vandevelde (technical director), Willem Rys, Vic van den Bossche, Casper van Overschee Dramaturgy Vladimir Miller and Jeroen Peeters Film Robbrecht Desmet Light in collaboration with Michiel Soete Sound in collaboration with Vincent Malstaf Production management Penelope Desloovere, Brecht Theunis, Camille Thiry Production Damaged Goods, Globe Aroma Co-production Kaaitheater, Netwerk Aalst

Underneath Which Rivers Flow is a part of the two-year collaboration between Netwerk Aalst and Jozef Wouters, as part of the programme The Unreliable Protagonist (2017-2019). For Netwerk Aalst, this project was managed by Els Silvrants-Barclay.