Lifting Takes More Than Muscle
Groupshow at Blanco Ghent (BE) / With work from Lien Van den Abbeele, Kobe Wens, Eva van Aken, Lyn de Weijer and Iwein De Keyzer.
5 photographers meet by chance and put their archives together. Using a made-up story based on a photograph by one of them, they make a considered selection from each one’s archive. A fictional sixth photographer exhibits at ‘Lifting Takes More Than Muscle’ with this newly assembled series.
Things To Hold On To
Groupshow at Netwerk Aalst (BE) / With work from Marleen Limbourg and Yana Barrez.
The central theme of the exhibition arose from an emotional confrontation with the monumental waste bales in Veurne’s Spinnery. We read poetry and see imagery in the beauty, fragility and, at the same time, character of the compressed sisal.
- Marleen Limbourg, conceptual artist, knots Waste to Meaning.
- Iwein De Keyzer, photographer, meanders along paths of the mind.
- Yana Barrez, choreographer, makes contrarian movements to the cadence of textile machines
- Music by Sam Huge, Video by Dominique Hoornaert.
With Desolate’ Iwein gathers visual anecdotes from street scenes much like a farmer picks pears. Not too soon, not too late, but knowing exactly when an image is ripe and juicy. His images are snapshots of that one second, spurred on by a surprising stimulus. He abstracts street scenes, turning them into desolate places with a smile, and records reality as if suddenly tripping over it, encountering it when no one was looking.
Do what you will with the chronology of this book. The photos may be easily removed from the book to adorn a dresser, mantelpiece or any wall you like. A book indeed worthy of framing. Design by We Are Superset. Text by Mien De Vriendt. For more information about this publication click on ‘Buy’ in the menu.