15.01.2024 Physical meanings of writing
  • Conference
  • Workshop
Guillaume Martinet
  • Accessible
  • LocationLoods - De Expeditie
  • PriceFree
  • Date 15.01.2024
  • Time 14:00


Guillaume Martinet invites you for an exchange on dramaturgical writing.

For who: Artists, makers, students, dramaturges, journalists, cultural professionals and all other creative souls

📍De Expeditie – Loods (Dok Noord 4F, 9000 Ghent)
🎟️ Apply via ticket button, deadline: Thursday January 11th 2024
⏲️ Start: 14h – Duration: 4h + drink – expected end time: 19h
✍️ Language: English

Words and things are complex objects to manipulate. They are the fundamental elements for thinking, creating and moving. The idea of this conference is to structure them ourselves to create a language.
─   Guillaume Martinet – founding member of Defracto Cie Facebook Defracto cie


14h -15h30 –
Theoretical conference by Guillaume Martinet about his method of and experiences with dramaturgical writing.

15h30- 16h30 –
Physical workshop (physical participation is not mandatory, you are welcome to participate in a observatory and verbal capacity)

16h30 – 17h30 –
Open conversation and exchange
Followed by a drink and convivial after talk at the bar.

Don’t worry. The time slots are indications – there will be time to take a break here and there.

🎥 The event will be filmed for internal purposes. Note that during the event pictures will be taken. If you don’t to be in the pictures please state this directly to the photographer in question on the day of the event.


Guillaume is a juggler and one of the founding members of Defracto cie (°2008) He loves to continuously develop body and juggling language.

His career took flight with early recognition; like the special price of the jury of ‘Festival Mondial du Cirque de demain’ in 2009 for his solo ‘Cinétique TOC’ and laureate Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe with Defracto cie in 2010.

Creations like ‘Circuits fermés’ (°2010 – with David Maillard and Minh Tam Kaplan), ‘Flaque’ (°2013 – with Eric Longequel and David Maillard) and Dystonie (°2017 – with Van Kim Tran, André Hidalgo, Fanny Roz and Samantha Lopeza), each performed over a 100 times for audiences all over the world – from Europe, Africa, South America, Oceania to Japan.

Current works of his are ‘Yokaï Kemane’ (°2019)  joint collaboration with Atama to Kuchi (JP) and an improvisation solo for public space ‘Croûte’ (°2022). Both spectacles were presented during the Miramiro Summerfestival in 2023. Defracto cie is currently working on a new creation ‘Monochraturé’ for 2024.

Multitalented as he is, Guillaume has also been involved in other projects; like ‘Digink’ (°2014) a video project in collaboration with Eloi Prieur that won the ‘Premier prix du Festival international de Jonglerie en Image’. From early on he is interested in sharing and exchange. In 2009 he created a specific pedagogy project with Audrey Jacquiot and Laure Caillat, for all kinds of audiences and contexts, which he lead up to 2015. Since then his interest in pedagogy has not dwindled as he continues to give workshops, masterclasses and conferences for both professionals and others like children