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Dutch Language Poetry Day celebrations, Antwerp, Belgium
Labyrinth Open Mic, Vienna, Austria
“Het Groot Beschrijf”, Brussels, Belgium

Zaoem-festival (www.krikri.be/zaoem), Ghent, Belgium
24h slam de Liege, Liège, Belgium

February 1st: Letterenpromenade, Ostend, Belgium
March: Foire du Livre, Brussels, Belgium
“Kunst in de Luwte”, Roosdaal, Belgium

January: Soroptimist International Club Land van Waas.
April: “Once upon a Festival”, Kasteel van Laarne, Laarne, Belgium

Dicht Slam Rap Boxtel 2011 (Award of the Jury, Award of the Audience), Boxtel, The Netherlands
Semi-finals of the Dutch Championship Poetry Slam 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Kunstbende, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Boek&Bal literary book fair Boxtel, Boxtel, The Netherlands
Paspoortfestival, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands
Klebnikov Karnaval, third edition, Kessel-Lo, Belgium
Poëzienamiddag (Poetry Afternoon), Veenendaal, The Netherlands

DichtSlamRap Boxtel 2012, Boxtel, The Netherlands
Sprekende Ezels March Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
Mama’s Open Mic (July 18) during De Zomer van Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
“Manifest voor de Poëzie” (September 30), book presentation at atelierpand AB4, The Hague, The Netherlands
“Dadaistic bookprocession” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaWI8bfcPs0 in the city center of Antwerp (October 7), Belgium
“Manifest voor de Poëzie” book presentation (October 7), De Groene Waterman, Antwerp, Belgium
Lecture and performance at the opening of the exhibition “Visuele Poëzie”, Tilburg, The Netherlands (November 9)
“A tribute to Paul De Vree”, performance at the Literature House during the Symposium Paul De Vree, Antwerp, Belgium (November 10)


Listen XS (January 29), Cultuurloft, Ghent, Belgium
Performance show “Manifest voor de Poëzie (live)”, (March 8), Museumtheatre, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
ArtiestenparcoursdArtistes Jette 2013 (April 20-21), Jette, Belgium
Art Beats (May 13), KultuurKafee VUB, Etterbeek, Belgium
“Manifest voor de Poëzie (live)”, (June 4) at De Cultuurloft, Ghent, Belgium
Zarabi Tebe Festival (June 15), Ghent, Belgium
Zin in Zondag (July 14), at TAC, Endhoven, The Netherlands
Dichters aan ‘t Raam (July 26), at the Gentse Feesten ,Ghent, Belgium
“En het grootste deel schreven we in bed” (July 26), at the Gentse Feesten, organised by “De Wolven van La Mancha” at Los Perros Calientes”, Ghent, Belgium
¡Dada! à la Carte Paris at Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France (September 10) (http://threeroomspress.com/2013/08/sept-10-trp-presents-dada-a-la-carte-paris-at-mona-bismarck-american-center-paris/)
Time Canvas X: Protest Song, Champd’Action at M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium (http://www.champdaction.be/nl/time-canvas-x/)
1st Belgium Performance Festival at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp on December 18th with an installation performance.

Closing event of exhibition “Mantelzorg” in cc De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (January, 12)
Slam performance during ESPN hand over event in Malmö, Sweden (January, 27)
Performance Franse Avond, Hotsy Totsy, vzw De Wolven van La Mancha, Ghent, Belgium (April, 24)
Pop-up performance duringAPA (Artiestenparcoursd’artistes) Jette, Belgium (April, 26-27)
Sacrificial poet, semi finals and final Italian Championship Poetry Slam, Monza, Italy (May, 3)
Belcolade, a tailor-made performance for the Belgian chocolate factory Belcolade, Erembodegem, Belgium (May, 17)
Performances and lectures during the Portuguese Championship Poetry Slam, Lisbon, Portugal (June, 27-28)
Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia, 2005, 2008, 2023
Curtea Poetry Nights, Curtea d’Arges, Romania: 2006
Teranova festival, Metz, France, 2006, 2007
Nissan International Poetry Festival, Mughar, Israël: 2007
Poetry in the Park, Vienna, Austria, 2007
Rosario Poetry Festival, Argentina, 2008
Antares poetry festival, Romania, 2009, 2012
International Literature festival of Tallinn HeadRead, Tallinn, Estonia: 2010
“Hullunud Tartu” festival, Tartu, Estonia: 2010, 2012, 2019
Portuguese Slam Championships, Lisbon, Portugal: 2014
Experimental and Slam Poetry Festival Craiova, 2014, 2016
Kritya Poetry Festival, Trivandrum, India, 2017
Mexico MX Slam, 2018
Poetry Africa, Durban, South-Africa, 2018, 2022
Cyprus International Poetry Festival, 2019
Cameroun Poetry Slam Festival (online), 2021
Medellin International Poetry Festival, Medellin, Colombia (online), 2021
Poetas D’Alma, Maputo, Mozambique, 2021
Calebasse Club, Lomé, Togo, 2022
Crete International Poetry Festival, Greece, 2022
Nairobi poetry writing workshop, Kenya, 2022
Nairobi poetry writing and performing masterclass, Kenya, 2023
Serres International Poetry Festival, Greece, 2023
Slam de l’Est 15 ans, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, 2024


2005: TOR vzw: the in situ project “mijn (W)oor(D) mijn” in and around the Waterschei station


Poetry Festivals:


the 44th Struga Poetry Evenings, Struga, Macedonia


1st International Music and Poetry Festival Portus Ganda, Ghent (Belgium)
10th Curtea Poetry Nights, Curtea d’Arges, Romania (nominated for the Prix d’Europe in Curtea)
“La Notte Bianca Latinoamericana II” as part of the homage to César Vallejo, Rome, Italy
Lire en Fête, Metz, France
Teranova festival, Metz, France


Nissan International Poetry Festival, Mughar, Israël
“Vurige Tongen festival”, Ruigoord, The Netherlands
“Dichters in de Prinsentuin 2007” festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
Poetry in the Park, Vienna, Austria
Teranova Festival 2007, Metz, France (awarded the “Prix de Lien”)


the 47th Struga Poetry Evenings, Struga, Macedonia
XVIe Rosario festival, Rosario, Argentinia


Antares poetry festival, Romania
Festival and Colloquium “Days and Nights of Literature” Mangalia-Neptun in Romania (http://www.uniuneascriitorilor.ro/16-06-2009-a-viii-a-editie-a-festivalului-international-zile-si-nopti-de-literatura/)
Poëzie@GhentinCap a 10 days poetry festival organised by Ghent in Cap at the Ghentse Feesten, Ghent, Belgium
1st European Poetry Slam Event 2009 in Berlin from September 30th till October 4th (www.european-poetryslam.org)
International Literature festival of Tallinn HeadRead, Tallinn, Estonia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxZNVVH3mqc)
Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
“Hullunud Tartu” festival, Tartu, Estonia
DAstrugistenDA performances:

2005: the 44th Struga Poetry Evenings, Struga & Skopje, Macedonia

2006: Guerilla Reading, Sint-Joost-ten-Noode, Belgium

2007: Poetry-installation “Bar None: 48h non-stop reading of poetry in a cage (wearing orange overalls)” for DAstrugistenDA at BXLBravo festival in Beursschouwburg.

2009: Poëpera in one act, Berlin, Germany

2010: a) Angst und Sprache, a search for voices and sounds as reactions to traumatic events, b) Box ring, c) Breakfast & BUTFF. The Day After at BUTFF, Breda, The Netherlands

2011: Initiation Rite of Luulur at the 2nd edition of the international art festival Crazy Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

2012: “Shades of Green, Wo ist Birjukov?” at BUTFF, Breda, The Netherlands

2013: ¡Dada! à la Carte Paris at Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France

Artiestencollectief JA!


CD-DVD: Autumn Words
CD: Ja improvisations

“Muëzamplive” at OffOff, Ghent
CD-DVD: “Muëzamplive”
“JA!live met NU” at Noisegate Studios, Ternat, Belgium
Nacht van de Powezie at Oud Badhuis, Antwerp, Belgium
CD: Ja improvisations II
Live @ Teranova Festival, Metz, France

“Flemish Masters” at Antares poetry festival, Romania


April 2nd Spooninmybrain audio-visual performance at the opening of the exhibition “Love Letters” in the framework of the KULTOUR10, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (Fte: Melissa Dow (USA) & Dirk Elst (BE))
Collaboration with other (poets):


With Fernando Arrabal at Lire en Fête, Metz
With Sabina Messeg (Israël) poetry series entitled ”compost” poems via e-mail

Performances with Fjorton at the Open Stanza organised by Wordsinhere in Amsterdam and SLAMersfoort in Amersfoort
With Fernando Arrabal at Teranova Festival 2007, Metz

With Sergej Birjukov during the presentation of “Vlaamse Kost”, a Russian Anthology of Flemish Avant-Garde writers.

With Claude Io in the audio-radio-documentary project “Trois langues sur un mouchoir” by Muriel Claeys: http://www.ousopo.org/Trois-langues-dans-un-mouchoir.html
On June 21st Liliana Stefan, a Romanian MA-student in Translation of the Contemporary Literary Text presented her dissertation paper on the musicality of poetry in translation in which several poems of Philip Meersman

With Dr. Sergej Birjukov at the University of Tartu during his lecture at the Slavistic department

With DJ Mr. Man Paul at the Zaradi Tebe Festival on June 3rd , Ghent, Belgium
With DJ Mr. Man Paul two performances (July 14 & 20) during “en het grootste deel schreven we in bed” at the Gentse Feesten, organised by “De Wolven van La Mancha” at Los Perros Calientes”, Ghent, Belgium
With DJ Mr. Man Paul For at “Track inn” (August 9) for the Masereelfonds
With Dr. Sergej Birjukov and Dr. Aleksey Yudin at Logos Foundation, Ghent, Belgium
Poetry Installation projects:


Poetry installation project “Echo im Turm” for DAstrugistenDA at the Russian National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad Branch) within the Second Advent project


“Feuerwerkgedichte ohne Feuer”(improvisation poems): 1st International Music and Poetry Festival Portus Ganda

“Feuerwerkgedichte ohne Feuer”(improvisation poems): 10th Curtea Poetry Nights in Romania


Poetry-installation “Bar None: 48h non-stop reading of poetry in a cage (wearing orange overalls)” for DAstrugistenDA at BXLBravo festival in Beursschouwburg.


May 1st poetry installation performance “De stad is een (poetisch) experiment: over arbeid” for Micronomics Citymined (http://micronomics2006-2008.citymined.org/IMG/pdf/Programme_micronomics_festival_version_email.pdf), p.8



Performance installation “Ik heb Vlaanderen op de kaart gezet”, APA exhibition, the Oude Abtswoning Dieleghem (April 6th-21st), Jette, Belgium

1st Belgium Performance Festival at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp on December 18th with an installation performance. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMwYDO-x2d0)


Projects on location:

2012: “Boetedoening”, procession within the framework of the presentation of the first copy of my book Manifest voor de poëzie at De Groene Waterman, Antwerp: https://youtu.be/VaWI8bfcPs0

2013: Battlefield poetry, a Manifesto, Performance Festival Belgium – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMwYDO-x2d0&t=76s

2024: Helder/Bright/Brilliant during Bright Festival in the installation “Beacon of Hope” by the Scottish artist Craig Morrison. The voices of 27 pupils of the secondary Lycée Émile Jacqmain in the 24 official EU languages were recorded: https://youtu.be/Plyr6J_BTNY?si=Hd-WpT7ziu2LCyas

Classical performances:

2023: Struga Poetry Evenings, Skopje, North Macedonia: https://www.youtube.com/live/wWZ0ZN0cu9U?si=3yM-jF8fGe6-nAy3&t=1112

2023: Struga Poetry Evenings, Opening Ceremony, Struga, North Macedonia: https://www.youtube.com/live/hdcX8_IuqnI?si=liVYtIR_36JPNQ7d&t=4776

Poetry Picnic In The Courtyard, Howard College Theatre (02:43:00), University of KwaZulu Natal: https://www.youtube.com/live/oppM43d_eXw?si=cL-jo0-G9uVvpxnK

Connect The Poets / Right To Speak Closing Event (02:08:00), Howard College Theatre, University of KwaZulu Natal: https://www.youtube.com/live/JOS4E_dIIZc?si=5hjki6hTRrHa16B_

2018: South Africa: Philip Meersman, Poetry Africa 2018, Center of Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu Natal: https://youtu.be/6gkgsLaE-fE

2018: Mexico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DEe7X52RoE

2017: India: Philip Meersman at kritya International Poetry Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz_BXC6-9Mk&t=129s

2010: Estonia: Suur Prõmm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxZNVVH3mqc

2008: Argentina: Rosario International Poetry Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnb1R4gq4u4

2006: M hka, Antwerp: TimeWaveZero, TryOutDef Poetry Performance Philip Meersman & Fjorton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESzVbkgeiuo

2006: M hka, Antwerp: TimeWaveZero, Poetry Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jthonjUtCs


Motherfucker, Shit, Shit., Rimouski, Quebec, Canada (2024)

Collaboration with the impromptu band during the final session of 15 years celebration of Slam de l’Est, Quebec.


Live improv Drawing Resilient Future at KCAP, Durban, South Africa (2022):

Collaboration of improv poetry and live drawing by Wouter Steel, Modise Sekgothe and an MA student of the Digital Arts department of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, coordination & concept by Janna Beck from AP Hogeschool. Performed at KCAP, Art Center in Durban, South-Africa during Poetry Africa 2022 with the support of Flanders Literature.

The audience would throw words at the poet who started to improvise poetry with these words. The people drawing would take that as inspiration to draw the projected images which were than projected onto the poet as canvas

https://youtu.be/FC8-6a8pC9A?si=3c7m8aYylpozMvkkFrietje Wasabi with Janna Beck (AP): txt impro & e-drawing impro (2021): https://youtu.be/8Dvb9Kc3CuE

Frietje Wasabi with Janna Beck (AP): txt impro & e-drawing impro (2021):

FRAMED presents “frietje wabisabi”, 22 oktober live from A’pex gallery, leopoldstraat 5. by Framed for VISI.ON.AIR, Art direction Janna Beck & Wouter Steel, Software by Kris Meeusen, Live camera by Tom Dietvorst

Live animation by Wouter Steel, Maximillian Rittler, Pé De Hertog, Frederik Schnieders, Pieter Van Der Donckt en Denie Put. Special Guest: Dr Philip Meersman. Graphic design by studio same-same: https://youtu.be/8Dvb9Kc3CuE

VAXX.ON.AIR live txt & music impro with projection (2021):

Transformed into a cozy chill cave, the Winter Garden indulges you to break all ties and bond with what really matters… your mind disconnects, your senses take over, resistance is futile… We will show you the door and urge you to walk through it.

Maxlab and CREATIE take you on an immersive meditation session into the “Desert of the Real”. We plug you in so you can liberate yourself and connect, relax and charge the batteries. Empty your mind and let it all go! ‘VAXX.ON.AIR’ is your visual vaccination, from your brain straight into the depths of the rabbit hole.

Connecting you to the hive:

Janna Beck (visual design), Yanis Berrewaerts (landscapes), Tom Dietvorst (ICT support), Umut Eldem (synthesizer, electronics), Wim Henderickx (percussion, electronics), Philip Meersman (text, voice/effects & brainwave concept), Thomas Moore (trombone, electronics), Kristof Timmerman (scenography, brainwave concept & jumper cable), Ine Vanoeveren (flutes, electronics & brainwave concept)

‘VAXX.ON.AIR’ is powered by research groups MAXlab (Academy) and CREATIE (Conservatoire).


2006: Fireworks poem without fireworks during the Portus Ganda Festival in Ghent:

2008: 72u-non stop live performance during BxlBravo-festival, locked up in Beursschouwburg as protest to Guantanomo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em4cUgfSheo&t=23s

2010: Breda BUTFF-festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BzQEzTZ9qE&t=46s

2010: Breda BUTFF-festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjmiWpVqdV8




Marathon TV-show host:

ARTICULATE, AP University College, Antwerp: https://youtu.be/zFw3a5OcfEI