Sneak preview of 120 Minutes, 36 solo exhibitions of 1 hour in 4 days held during Art Brussels.
We are surrounded by images. How these images are edited, manipulated and represented influence the way we perceive the world. It influences our ideas of the body, history, future, what we perceive as being fake and being real. Antithesis, the future of the image is a quest for alternative cultures of the image. The performance is based on the principle of 'reappropriation': the reuse of certain pre-existing materials. During the performance reading material was projected on a huge backdrop. At the end spectators received more reading material in form of a small booklet; with texts by Adam Curtis, Kristof Van Baaerle and Jana Tupivic.
Communication around It's a Kind of Magic (an exhibtion in six acts) . These 6 moments transform Het Paviljoen into a stage for the temporary nature of a performance: an arena made to focus on the act of performing and evoking a moment of magic. With The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (UK), Peter Morrens (BE), Ria Pacquée (BE), Murray Gaylard (SA/DE), Ryan Rivadeneyra (US) and Sarah & Charles (BE).
My contribution to the groupshow "A Belgian Politician", a response to Luc Tuymans' conviction of plagiarism (See previous post): laser-removed Richard Prince drawings on the cover of Prince's testimony in his own plagiarism-based trial.
Following the internationally talked-about ruling of a Belgian court, condemning Luc Tuymans for using the photo of a Belgian politician taken by a Belgian press photographer, artists Lieven Segers & Tom Liekens contacted more than 100 Belgian artists to respond artistically to this decision. With Jan Fabre, Guillaume Bijl, Kendell Geers, Gert Verhoeven, Jan Decleir, Ria Pacquée, Guy Rombouts,… amongst others.