Having turned upside down the site of the Kunstberg in Brussels in Mission Mont des Arts (2002) Augustijnen turns to WIELS with Une Femme Entreprenante, a new centre for contemporary art now in scaffolding in Forest. The figure of Sophie Le Clercq, building promoter and ‘la force motrice’ behind this cultural project on the site of the former brewery of Wielemans-Ceuppens is at the centre. On the one hand this video might be considered a hommage to the forceful woman who is in charge of the building promoter CIT Blaton. on the other the author uses Le Clercq as a catalyst for all kinds of historical and genealogical trajectories on urban development in Brussels. As if by coincidence these trajectories get more and more entangled in the jumble of art, brokerage and politics, ‘le marais de Bruxelles’.


Title An Enterprising Woman
Original title Une Femme entreprenante
Original language French
Status Completed
Category Experimental
Year 2004


Cast Erik Baerts
Photography Sven Augustijnen
Editing Sven Augustijnen en Hans Meijer

Technical specs

Running time film 72'
Release format Beta Digit
Aspect ratio 1:1.33
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by

Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Het Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap Afdeling Beeldende Kunst en Musea, Het Schepenambt van Cultuur van de Stad Brussel en het Maïs Festival, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Vzw Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst

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Director Sven Augustijnen
Producers Herwig Onghena
Writers Sven Augustijnen

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B-1050 Brussels
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Jan Mot (Galerie Jan Mot)
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1000 Brussels

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