Maarten Seghers studied stage directing at the RITS (Brussels). In the meantime he continued with his own work (theatre and music compositions). In 2001 he created the stage production Angel Butcher with the theatre company d a e m m e r u n g. His collaboration with Needcompany started with the production Images of Affection (2002).
He wrote music for and performed in Images of Affection (2002), Isabella's room (2004), The Lobster Shop (2006), The Deer House (2008) and Needlapb by Jan Lauwers, and (AND) (2002), Chunking (2005) and The Porcelain Project (2007) by Grace Ellen Barkey.
He wrote music for No Comment (2003) and The Unauthorized Portrait (2003) – a film about Jan Lauwers by Nico Leunen.
He founded OHNO COOPERATION together with Jan Lauwers to give concrete shape to their mutual artistic commitment.
Up to now this has taken the form of listening to, looking at, thinking about and making art. The songs and sounds were either for specific purposes (Images of Affection, No Comment, Needlapb), independent and for no particular purpose (The Grenoble Tapes, et al.) or else were given visual form (O.H.N.O.P.O.P.I.C.O.N.O. installation). In 2007 Maarten Seghers made So man, a hysterical audiovisual performance, in collaboration with SPIELART Munich.
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