Events > Laying Fallow

Laying Fallow

Started: Feb. 8, 2016, midnight
Ended: Feb. 8, 2017, midnight



"Lying fallow (…) consists of a peculiar mixture of passivity and activity, directed towards the outside world, while at the same time being directionless, aimless, and embraced with abandon; it is characterised by openness, availability, alertness and attention which renounces the impulse to control or change things (…) It is an active/passive attitude that concentrates on emptiness and decomposition, enabling it to be open to the fullness of the moment, the here and now (…) Lying fallow is a fertile ground for inspiration and creativity. Just when you are no longer fixed on the result, when your will is temporarily switched off and your consciousness left free to roam, then inspiration can arise from deep within, as a gift and an aptitude, and the ideas can begin to stream." — Ton Lemaire

A year long transiency of FoAM bxl. You might find us in private and public spaces, online and off-line, in Belgium and abroad, alone and together, appearing and disappearing..

See also:


FoAM - Brussels
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34
1080 Brussels

Doing Nothing

[EN] Doing Nothing is a practice-based research programme where we investigate what happens when we do nothing at all. We ...

Macrotransiency FoAM bxl

The core team of FoAM bxl and the organisation as a whole are FoAM's transients in 2016. The preparation ...


FoAM digest - Spring 02017

The budding energy of early spring enticed us to bring out some vital news from across the FoAM network. The ...

Dwelling in Liminality

The core team of FoAM bxl started our macrotransiency with the new moon in February 2016. We carved out a ...


In 2016 wordt Doing Nothing een van FoAM's prioriteiten. Doing Nothing is FoAM's praktijkgericht onderzoek waar we tijd ...

Thriving in Uncertainty / Floreren in Onzekerheid

Two versions of the text "Thriving in Uncertainty" by Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney have been published recently, one in ...