Fleur Khani is a Brussels based artist, performer and writer. As an upcoming theatre maker, she got selected for the Danceweb scholarship in Vienna, Austria. She makes her own theatre shows in which she works on the voice, the monstrification of the body and the use of text on stage. She presented the autofictional work Show don’t Tell at the Bâtard Festival (Brussels, Novembre 2012). In Rasa (Antwerp, February 2013) Khani embodies a cabaret singer behind the piano and with seductive ease she sings contemporary theory (Agamben, Latour…) as well as lyrics about banal sexuality and longing.
As a writer, Khani co-founded the literary platform KARKAS (2010) in Antwerp. She performed numerous times with KARKAS and has read her poetry on various occasions. Khani’s writing is painful and funny. Although she always takes in a critical viewpoint, her texts are anchored in everyday life. From tongue-in-cheek over dark humour to cold realism, Khani draws you into her universe of intimacy, exposure, laughter and love. Speaking and writing fluently in Dutch, English and French, she collaborates with many international artists in Brussels.
In 2012 Khani had the opportunity to work for Oscar nominee Michaël Roskam. It was then that she picked up the taste for working for film.
In May 2013, Khani graduated from the artistic research program a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies) with the presentation of Texture, a work that investigates the relations we have with our bodies through language and song. She took part in the Is.m Festival (Vienna, August 2013) in the group performance Objects are Humans Too and performed as a musician at the Jardin d’Europe Award Ceremony in the Odeon Theatre (Vienna, August 2013).
- ° 1986
At view in the media library