From 3-10pm on the 13th of June I will be showing some work in House Project, a whole house performance/installation/thing organised by Linda Persson. If you would like to attend please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the address.MORE
I have just returned back to Brussels after spending 10 days in London working on a residency at 5Months studios in Deptford. The starting point for my thinking was a dissatisfaction with how I presented my recent work in a show at WOLKE. I wanted to experiment with how to present the objects so they maintained their aliveness. Linda Persson who runs 5Months is experimenting with puppets so I also began thinking about puppets, performative actions and how inanimate things become alive. Here are some images from experiments I made during the residency.MORE
Tomorrow I am off to London for a project with Linda Persson at her ARI 5months in Deptford. We will be collaborating around ideas of geometry, landscape, magic and puppetry.
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I have just returned back to a very rainy Britain after super-quick 10 days in South Australia. There are many differences between London and Adelaide but for me the most noticeable is the different manners of decay and entropy. Europe in general is a lot tidier and more solid in feel than Australia or Asia. Of all the places I have lived Japan was the most actively decaying, in that most houses are not expected to last longer than 30 or so years, and the humid climate accelerated mould and rot to a high degree. Perhaps the clean and ordered systems and lives of Japanese people result in standing in opposition to these conditions.
Tendency towards stillness, things stay put for a long time and settle into a pattern or position. Dryness a slow attrition, sagging paint fading and peeling, things bleached, withered. Smoothing out gestures on a macro scalMORE