Start date: 10 June 2021

End date: 13 June 2021

Location: Cirqu' festival - Aarau CHE

An attempt to balance human-sized boulders. For every new location, Steur uses locally sourced stone that he has never balanced before. The performance is ongoing for six hours a day. Sometimes it takes just a few hours but sometimes it can take him two days to balance just that one boulder. By disrupting the balance not long after (and continuing with the next, new stone), Steur emphasizes the process rather than the result. Watch the MAKING OF.

ORBIT (group exhibition)

Start date: 10 April 2021

End date: 17 April 2021

Location: Vonck Kunstenwerkplaats - Hasselt BEL

Orbit involves two marble stones of 15KG orbiting around each other. This ongoing version will be shown during our group exhibition Ephemeral Focus in Hasselt begijnhof, together with: Evelien Cammaert, Lola Daels, Joris Perdieus, Nick Steur, Kevin Trappeniers, Karl Van Welden. Due to the Covid measures we will open one week longer but please email to make your appointment.

FREEZE (performance & installation)

Start date: 22 April 2021

End date: 25 April 2021

Location: Kanal Centre Pompidou - Brussels BEL

During Art Brussels, Kanal Pompidou presents FREEZE (installation). As the former Citroën site is being renovated to become a contemporary museum, Steur creates an installation with delicately balanced debris from the building itself. The installation can be visited during opening hours.


Date: 23 October 2020

Location: Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof - Neerpelt BEL

Inspired by a meteoroid sighting in the desert Steur started investigating the impact of an impact. An apple that suddenly falls out of a tree and lands at your feet, a pandemic, the meteor that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs; there are events that are unforeseeable. With the (literal) release of an enormous weight, attention is focused on this inevitable, unexpected moment, which leaves us with an impression. The question is which one. Both the preparation of the impact, the falling of the stone, and the stone that remains permanently as an art piece, are part of the work. IMPACT is the (free) opening performance of OORtreders Festival 2020.


Date: 17 October 2020

Location: Esplanade des Terres Neuves - Bordeaux FRA

FAB (Festival international des arts de Bordeaux) presents FREEZE. As a child, Nick Steur used to play by balancing rocks on top of each other. At an important point in his artistic career, he developed this skill and set out to create stone sculptures. No glue, cement or any other trick is used. Everything is based on concentration: finding the balance between your own force of will, and that of the stone.


Start date: 2 October 2020

End date: 3 October 2020

Location: Pierre Paulus park - Brussels BEL

IN SITU ACT Days organized by the IN SITU network, together with CIFAS Brussels present FREEZE.

With laborious precision, he plays with gravity and orchestrates an intimate relationship between natural forces, infusing the flow of the city with poetry through his slow gestures. His meticulous attention for raw materials invites the audience to slow down and join him in a world of stone and metal.


Full Moon Focus #7 – IN SIGHT

Date: 9 March 2020

Location: KANS - Brussels BEL

During this FMF edition our moon reaches a distance to the earths surface of almost 364.000 km. It will be so close to us that we call it a ‘super moon’. She looks much bigger than normal, although her size doesn’t change. Are the things or people closer to us also more important? The gravitational pull of the earth and its moon, the mass and importance of both heavenly bodies make me wonder… When do we collide? During this evening we take a closer look (at the surface) with installations and performances.

WE DO MATTER – Dutch premiere

Start date: 6 February 2020

End date: 8 February 2020

Location: Beyond the black box festival - Brakke Grond Amsterdam NLD

“What happens when we disrupt or accelerate a natural process (such as the splitting of stone due to erosion)? And if I split a stone, are there then two new stones or two halves? When are they, and we, attached?” Visual artist Matea Bakula and artist/performer Nick Steur asked the question: what if we take the materials chemical polyurethane and raw stone – materials we regularly work with and are incredibly attached to – and seek to combine them? Can these materials adhere to each other, despite their enormous differences? We Do Matter consists of both a performance and an installation in which material and people seek connection.

FREEZE frame (performance & installation)

Date: 17 January 2020

Location: Art's birthday MHKA Antwerpen - BEL

During Art’s birthday 2020 Steur performed FREEZE in M-HKA Antwerp for several hours, balancing stone onto 24 steel tubes. The resulting installation was exhibited that same weekend. For photos see ‘works’ > ‘FREEZE’ > info button.

FULL MOON FOCUS #6 – in circles

Date: 10 January 2020

Location: KANS - Brussels BEL

On behalf of Toma, Joachim, Nil and Tanar I’d like to invite you to be part of the upcoming edition of our Full Moon gathering. The sixth edition is all about circles. How we move in circles, how we think in circles, how we orbit around each other. We start by raising a glass to 2020 at 20h23, the exact moment when the moon reaches full phase.