This april I will be taking part in iterations in Graz, austria, a residency program run by Hangar, Constant, Dyne.org and esc medien kunst labor. The program focuses on repetition and circularity in artistic methodology and collaboration, more information here.
fragment-dive poster installation
At the occasion of women’s day 2019, my collective Just for the record will be developing an installation of prints using material from the organisation Rosa, with financial support from be.Brussels. The work will be based on an archival deep-dive after visual heritage of local feminisms, and forgotten doodles that once helped shape the city. The mothership of the installation will be put up at rosa, whilst posters and fragments will be displayed in governement buildings and spread around the city.
losers, finders, keepers
playing Sculptural experiments with archival love, this project will attempt to give a physical body to the twisting joy of the non-permanent, shapeshifting and purpously hidden.
The to-do list goes as follows:
ALWAYS PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK
NOT DESIRING PERMANENCE
BUT THE MOMENT OF FINDING EACH OTHER
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
NOT SCRUTINISING THE INDIVIDUAL FRAGMENT
BUT THE COLLECTION AS A WHOLE
NOT WORRYING ABOUT REALITY
NOT BELIEVING IN NEUTRALITY
ENCOURAGING VOLUME AND REPETITION:
of Other realities
TRanslating between the material and the virtual world, this installation is a tactile audio-guide that uses virtual reality software to reflect on ones own scale, the institutional use of such softwares and the material sensations of big museum-, archive- and art history-collections.
The audio guide’s language uses no visual references, wich in itself is a reference to the language used in the norwegian radio-piece Tine’s Blindeserie where a woman describes objects to her blind friend. The project is made in collaboration with architect, researcher and close-stacking specialist Philip Langley and together with constant wzv - association of art and media.
The completed installation will be displayed in various exhibitions in Belgium in 2019 and 2020. (more details soon.)
as a service
A series of motorised molds that repeatedly contract around slow-recovery memory foam, to re- re- and re-create sculptures that persistently fade away as the foam restores its original shape.
The series will be made in connection to a digital collection of images that have been meticulously organised.
"This has everything to do with
the fact that leaving too much of a trace has often meant that the queer
subject has left herself open for attack. Instead of being clearly available
as visible evidence, queerness has instead existed as innuendo, gossip,
fleeting moments, and performances that are meant to be interacted with
by those within its epistemological sphere—while evaporating at the
touch of those who would eliminate queer possibility."
From Ephemera as evidence
by josé Esteban munos
Scenography for Algolit’s
exhibition at Mundaneum
I will be doing the scenography for an exhibition by algolit, a workgroup around i-literature, free code and texts, which will open the 28th of March 2019 at the Mundaneum, an organisation in Mons which celebrates the legacy of a historical archive that once aimed to gather all the knowledge in the world, at some point containing 12 million index cards and by many referred to “the forerunner of the internet”.
Mothers & Daughters 2019
MOthers & Daughters, the 2-months long lesbian bar that in 2018 broke a 15 year long dryspell where brussels did not have any lesbian bars, will reopen again this year, for the same two months; May and June. Last year it was parallel parked with its sister, the BAL exhibition. This year it will be soaked in other herstoric volumes and decorations.