The Belgian artist Hugo Roelandt was one of the pioneering figures of performance art in Belgium in the 1970s and 1980s. Besides that, he was a real ‘artist’s artist’ and a reference in both his city of origin Aalst and in Antwerp, where he lived for most of his life. He advocated an art beyond the art market and geared towards society. Combining insights from photography and performance art, he evolved towards a personal crossover of performance and installation art for which he coined the label 'post-performance'. Charismatic and energetic, he was like the lead singer of a rock band, continuously cooperating with a multitude of people.