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ddk.#2 BRUSSELS - BOZAR - 23.06.2016


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©Alexia Leysen

The coronavirus kept us aside for a while, but we are back, this time for the 25th edition and stronger than ever. On October 27, you can find us for our 25th edition at C-mine Genk.

We welcome portrait photographer Alexia Leysen. She will tell us about her latest book 'Zin', based on the eponymous column in De Standaard. But Leysen is not alone. Joke Timmermans, talent from Limburg, is also coming to talk about her self-portraits. Furthermore, the Dutch Jan Banning will talk about his project "The Case of Christina Boyer. Karin Borghouts will also be there to explain her project on KMSK. Stijn Meuris will will treat the audience to a spoken column based on a photograph.

Alexia Leysen

Accompanied by an old Hasselblad camera, Alexia Leysen travels from person to person in search of everyone's comfort words: words that give strength when life is hard. Since 2020, Alexia's photo column 'DE ZIN' has appeared weekly in De Standaard Magazine. Recently bundled in a book and live on stage in De Donkere Kamer.


Joke Timmermans

During the 2020 lockdown, photographer Joke Timmermans made 130 self-portraits in her extraordinary nineteenth-century house. It became an intense search for light, colour, shape, composition and herself.

Jan Banning

'The Verdict: The Christina Boyer Case' is a multi- layered case study of the U.S. Criminal Justice system and mass incarceration. In it, photographer and artist Jan Banning delves into a three decades-old murder case in Georgia. On April 14, 1992, 22-year-old Christina Boyer was arrested for killing her toddler daughter Amber and sentenced to life in prison.

The book presents the results of his extensive and years-long research. Combining documentary and staged photos with a brilliant and detailed essay, Banning offers an extraordinarily intense account of the events surrounding Christina Boyer’s conviction following the death of her young daughter.

Karin Borghouts

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) received a thorough makeover during an eleven-year renovation. Karin Borghouts documented this entire project which led to a beautifully published book by Hannibal Books. A unique look behind the scenes of the KMSKA: an eleven-year renovation project in words and pictures.

How to get there


C-Mine 10
3600 Genk

Can't find this in your GPS? Enter this instead:

Evence Coppéelaan 91
3600 Genk

C-mine is located near an exit on the E314 motorway. At the lights immediately after the exit, turn left. The pit towers will come into view on your right.

Public transportation

Several bus lines leave from Genk station to C-mine: lines 31, 47, G8 and evening line G3. You can consult the timetables of these bus lines on the website of De Lijn.


C-mine has 4 car parks, adding up to more than 1,000 free parking spaces. Find a parking space closest to where you need to be on the site.

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