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n°0 / 

Enactment conceived and realised by the artist

HISK laureates exhibition 'In the Long Blink of an Eye'

Gosset space, 4 rue Gabriel Petitstraat, Brussels, Belgium

16.12.2020 - 31.01.2021

Seats for 'doing nothing' are available during the opening weekend (16.12 – 20.12) and on Saturdays (07.01, 14.01, 21.01, 30.01) 

from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


You are suggested to 'make time' when planning your visit.

Contracts & payments: Ekaterina Vasilyeva

Original idea & space setup: Katya Ev, Azad Asifovich

Legal conception: Katya Ev, Caveat

Host: Titouan Russo

Compensation rate: € 10,251 per completed hour*

Number of hours available for 'doing nothing': 19 


*Belgium's general minimum wage upon CAO (collective labour agreement) n° 43 of the National Labour Council, which sets the absolute national bottom amount for wages. These apply when there are no other specific sectoral agreements on minimum wages. On Sundays and national holidays the compensation is 200%.

Please note that the schedule is not binding because time is unlimited

The pool will serve to fund additional compensated hours for 'doing nothing' within this exhibition

Visitors of an exhibition space are suggested to 'do nothing' is a (situational) (expanded) performance by artist Katya Ev. It will be enacted by the artist for the first time in December 2020

For future enactments the artist opens the possibility to any person to realise this performance, within the total finit number of 2000 and through a legal agreement including the  the artist's score and guidelines 


Katya Ev's particular interest in modes and forms of conservation of performance art evolves into experimental and moving re-enactment modalities, that embrace new circumstances and locations. Her approach questions how to frame the essence of a performative works in ways appropriate for sales, archives, transfers of authorship rights, reenactment, reproduction. ​