15.01.2022 — 29.01.2022
Spa for Spirits - Leonie Buysse & Ellen Vanderstraeten
perform., Night Shift/GIF

installation, performance
Website Spa for Spirits

25/1 Tuesday 14:00 – 17:00
26/1 Wednesday 14:00 – 17:00
27/1 Thursday 17:00 – 20:00
28/1 Friday 17:00 – 20:00

Location: Shopping Center Gent-Zuid
Woodrow Wilsonplein 4, 9000 Gent
The shop is located on the top floor, next to Standaard Boekhandel

SPA for SPIRITS is an experimental wellness center led by Leonie Buysse & Ellen Lili Vanderstraeten. The spa mutates and grows according to the conditions in which it temporarily nests.

Together with the visitors and through many different collaborations we question how we interact with each other and our environment on a daily basis. Through experiments we practice different ways of doing and break with an often monotonous and normative world that instructs us to behave in specific ways.

Spa for Spirits takes place in an empty shop in Shopping Ghent Zuid during the Night Shift GIF-edition.

Come by, Say hi!



concept: Ellen Lili Vanderstraeten & Leonie Buysse
performers: Ellen Lili Vanderstraeten, Leonie Buysse & Krietjur
dramaturgy: Mats Vandroogenbroeck
production assistant: Clara François
installation: Ellen Lili Vanderstraeten, Leonie Buysse & Francesco Apostoli, with the help of Achim Biebouw
videowork and animations: Anton Cla
artwork: Nora Vanderstraeten & Wouter Van Rymenant
costumes: Lieselot Siddiki
make-up: Theo Bonne
in collaboration with Gouvernement
supported by: Voo?uit, tufting-stuff.shop
special thanks: Hera Genbrugge, Pauline Miko, Valentine Galeyn


come in

linger around


just a little bit longer

sit down, lie down, 

whisper me singing, 

mumble and stumble 

upon me you 

my sausages 

feel with your 

finger toes cheeks or chest 

how soft hard this can be 

nothing is not 

ever changing

patches away 

picnic-ing inn

a border the boundary the little fence 


passing through