_Art produced before 2000 is conventional art
30th APR at 8PM, La Raffinerie, Rue de Manchester 21, Brussels:
//THE ƎXISTENCE PROJECT - mind/art existential research
|TÀIJÍQUÁN ÀI ZHONGGUÓ_太极拳爱中国 - PERFORMANCE // 2016|
|_The ability to cultivate oneself physically and spiritually, but not to defend oneself, is civil accomplishment. The ability to defend oneself, but not to cultivate oneself, is martial accomplishment. The first one leads to strength and compassion, the latter to vulnerability.
__Taijiquan short form performed in interactive connection to the parade of the Chinese Army.
|AFTERZERO - CLIN D'OEIL // CONCEPTUAL PROJECT // 2015|
|_Clin d'oeil, this time not located in the Sahara but the Gobi landscape. To be positive about the future and go for new ideas.
__Years ago some artists proposed to start from ground because things had been destroyed. This time there is no destruction but decadent emptiness. I propose to start over again. Art is the way out of stupidity and creativity level zero.
_In cooperation with Francesca Neeser.
|FAMILソ タOBOTS // LOW BUDGET PROJECT // 2015|
|_FAMILソタOBOTS, our new companions and digital sherpas, one hundred percent user-friendly, never bored, advertising-free and designed to help us in all circumstances. Unlike to all kinds of drones and surveillance objects, FAMILソ タOBOTS will shy away if they feel bothering us. If they turn to the sunlight it is because their battery is low. They are not conceived to imitate and be perfect copies of humans but can keep anonymous memories of the past.
__First prototype drawings are being released now. Activty reports of early pilots are available in low resolution.
|MULTIVERSE AESTHETICS_WHAT COMES AFTER HACKING_SIDE PROJECT // 2014|
|_Multiverse aesthetics are the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible representations that together comprise everything that exists and can exist. Hacking is nothing more that revealing another representation in the hyper-connected space-time context we can perceive.|
|DNDE - DERNIERES NOUVELLES DE L'EAU (CRITICAL SELFORGANISING INSTALLATION) // CITY SONIC 2012 // MONS, BELGIUM|
|_Water, sound waves, reality, virtuality, self-organization of natural systems - imaginary exploration of a vital subject of the 21st century. What can a reflection on water reveal today in an era of total aestheticisation of life where every narrative stream becomes part of a daily dramatisation and runs permanently the risk of losing its strength?
_In this artwork the interactive setting is deliberately complex and follows principles of sometimes confusing self-organization - delay, randomness, non-linearity, memory, reciprocal influence, swarm effect, linkage with the environment, feedback on collective actions...
_In collaboration with Gentian Cela, Maurice Charles JJ, Cécile Guigny, Leila Laaraj. Supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
|THE NEXT MILE (PERFORMANCE COLLAGE) // 20 MIN // 2011|
|_A city collage in 10 sequences: Blue is the city light // All on the move // Beautiful/ ugly city at the same time // Hidden desires motivate us // Diving into virtual worlds // Let's dance in real life // Tag but don't let you bust // Future will not be easy // Together we are strong // Destructive forces might win... The next mile is a further step in pursuing urban fusion in an artistic context where parallel worlds intersect but remain unchanged. Freund and Beckett have passed away some time ago but subconscious impulses and absurd conditions still drive people around. Cities are sincere in their ugliness. All is connected by flows and circulations. And yet there is another layer - glamorous tranquillity embedded in urban magma soundscape. Difficult to say if it's going to be better tomorrow.
_In collaboration with Maurice Charles Jj.
|TRAFFIC CONGESTION - BEST MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE (PERFORMATIVE HAPPENING) // BRUSSELS // 2010|
|_Everybody is part of the same social urban experience - traffic congestion, uniting us all over the world although we do not know each other. It is part of our reality and daily life. But there are also resulting moments of liberty, reading, communication, reflection and creativity... and therefore rewarding.
_In collaboration with Alice Hugonnard-Roche et Katja Vandl.
|FLOATING ISLAND REVISITED (PERFORMANCE THEATRE) // 15 MIN // BRUSSELS // 2009|
|_Walking on a plastic foil, as soft as all networks which maintain our existence. Being somehow autonomous in our daily universe made out of simple constructions, we are yet part of a bigger whole. It's about today's conditions of living.
_In collaboration with Alice Hugonnard-Roche.
|FIGURE SANS TITRE MAIS AVEC DE L'ESPOIR - UNTITLED FIGURE WITH HOPE // 2013|
|_Condensed state of research on a situation of daily life in neo-modern times.
_In its deep soul it tries to communicate with you in a very humble manner.
|SCAFFOLDING FETISH - VOODOO CHAIR // 2013|
|_Voodoo is an indigenous-organised religion of costal West Africa and also found in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Surinam and Louisiana. The Voodoo talismans or fetishes are objects known for their healing and spiritually rejuvenating properties. A voodoo doll is a supposedly magical object associated with some forms of voodoo and folk magic. This distinctiveness of the clan voodoo is an assertion of identity and origin. Scaffolding is a temporary framework used to support people in their work activities. A fine equilibrium persists by using as little as necessary while providing the required support. Everybody trusts that it withstands all forces as each element contains the conviction of the whole.|
|UN-BROKEN WORLD // ONE-CHANNEL OBJECT-VIDEO INSTALLATION // 2011|
|_There are at least over 150 social networks on the Internet. They keep the world together.|
|TIME GUIDES YOU (PROJECT FOR TWO-CHANNEL VIDEO INSTALLATION) // 110x420x130 CM // 2010|
|_Crash barriers guide our move through urban spaces and time horizons.|
|BEAUTIFUL_TOUCH - INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE FAILURE 1ST ITERATION // 20 MIN // JULY 2013|
|_The first iteration of BEAUTIFUL_TOUCH is an interesting experience explorating the world of today for both the audience taking action in an unusual way and the performers giving away control of an interactive installation. There is no more "in front of" and "behind" the computer; in fact the entire installation is shared between all people being present.|
|BEAUTIFUL_TOUCH 2ND ITERATION - THE FEEDBACK LOOP // 35 MIN // OCTOBER 2013|
|_For the second iteration BEAUTIFUL_TOUCH will be connected with a virtual audience beyond the physical space where the performance takes place. This iteration points to the countless parallel universes in our perceptions, minds, feelings and planets. Supported by Transcultures and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Awarded "Emergence Installation - Mobile Awards Art(s) & Network(s) 2013".|