The Voix De Femmes Festival has been highlighting the sheer diversity of practices adopted by and knowledge on the part of female artists from around the world every other year since 1991, with the emphasis very much on bringing people together to interact and engage in dialogue, not to mention its clear penchant for research, experimentation and bold initiatives.

This 14th edition of the festival, to be hosted at various locations around Liège on 10th-26th October 2019, will provide an opportunity to challenge existing frameworks from quite the head-on perspective, from an attack on inertia to an ode to colour and movement and indeed forays into the fringes.

Together,

We will delve…
…into the Canadian Arctic and Inuit culture, with throat singing by Tanya Tagaq and a series of documentaries by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, looking at issues such as the controversial hunting of seals and the almost forgotten practice of facial tattooing ;
…into the electronic landscapes of Tomoko Sauvage and Félicia Atkinson;
…into the rain that falls from the sky with Cécile Barraud de Lagerie and her L’Eau du Ciel initiative.

We will (re)invent…
…folklore, with magicians of sound Myriam Pruvot and Léonore Boulanger;
…the history of witchcraft, with the “Les Sorties de Chaudron” group;

We will (re)discover…
…little-known, forgotten and/or much-loved female authors;
…traditional and militant practices, with political knitting and delightfully turbulent feminist posters.

We will (de)construct…
…our representations, with Laura Nsafou and 30 Nuances de Noir.es;
…our relationship with work;
…our relationship with mental health and diagnosis, with Line Guellati.

We will be experimenting with some unusual cocktails of sound with Nadah El Shazly and Flowers. We will be breaking down temporal and geographical borders with Derya Yildirim and Alsarah. We will be challenging musical conventions with Sneaks and Victoria Hanna.

And more.

We will be taking the road less travelled, via various channels, with over two weeks of encounters, discoveries and chaos on the cards. So what are you waiting for? Let’s really see what’s what in Liège!