Where time has lost it’s relevance II
26.11 – 24.12 2011
Christian Friedrich’s films and sculptures relate to heavy themes such as sexuality and violence, which are transformed into staged situations. Underlying this method is an investigation into the workings of perception, as a fiction that is created out of “incoming” images and the mental process of interpretation. At P/////AKT Friedrich will show a new film which takes these notions to a more methodological level: a severely structured composition that dissects the concept of moving image and analyses its representational character.
Derk Thijs & Chris Brans
Dah olsa Dothem
Where time has lost it’s relevance I
08.10 – 06.11 2011
Derk Thijs often derives his subject matter from ancient history en is thereby striving towards harmony and universal unity. Over the past few years he has realized large scale installations; environments inspired by notions on humane and sacral spaces. For his project at P/////AKT has collaborated with Chris Brans, who describes his own striving towards universal values -derived from scientific principles as well as the banalities of everyday life- as “a friendly denial of reality”.
Will it really take place is the second edition within the current presentation format on art as a Mental Space. Art (or P/////AKT) as a mental space consists of a serial solo presentations, each triology connected to a specific focus-point is connected to the previous or coming series. Moreover, each series is involving a moderator as a fourth participant. The role of this moderator is to follow the process and to generate conclusions, output and / or new ideas.
The format started in the Fall of 2010 with Space is a Word (on language and architecture in a wider sense) as a proper basis. Gino Saccone, Jean Bernard Koeman and Frederik van Simaey each presented their view on the connection between art, architecture and language. Moderated by artist Hedwig Houben. From this perspective on the construction of visual language and its architectural implications the series have moved on to the ever shifting relations between (art) object and (art) space. Will it really take place features Jan Bokma (Rotterdam), Herman van Ingelgem (Mechelen) and Maurits Koster (Amsterdam) who were invited to address such issues as the activated relation between the artwork and the audience, the nature and status of the object within a specific context and the position of the artist, his possible practice and career as seen from the institutionalized domain.