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.
Will it really take Place III
18.06 – 17.7 2011
“I Want to make a portrait of time. A portrait of a self aware unit of time. It should also be a unit of time people could relate to. A piece of time people share(d). A temporal horizon that brings hope but also despair.” Maurits Koster’s practice consists of a multi-disciplinary approach towards the establishment of visual culture. He thereby focuses on the role and function of “institutions” and how they have conditioned our way of looking at art.
Herman van Ingelgem
Will it really take Place II
16.4 – 15.5 2011
According to Herman van Ingelgem (Mechelen, BE) products and objects have the ability to commute between one reality and another. Especially those that are generally perceived as banal or in themselves rather uninteresting, may turn out to be surprisingly flexible about their status and meaning.
When -for instance- a table, a slice of cheese or a battered soccer ball are taken out of their original surroundings and introduced into a specific type of art space something will happen.
Museum of Art: Audio Tour
Will it really take Place I
27.2 – 26.3 2011
Jan Bokma has been working on his Museum of Art series since 2007. Earlier editions were realized ao at Sign (Groningen), Nest and GEM (The Hague). These Museums are actually installation pieces, consisting of sculptures and architectural elements that are executed in do-it-yourself materials such as building foam, wood and plastic. Rather than seeking affirmation on the status of things and their ideal context, Bokma uses this concept to explore and activate the various processes that constitute a work of art within the art world.
Sarah van Lamsweerde, Norberto Llopis Segarra and Kaisu Koski in collaboration with Mari Matre Larsen and Michiel Reynaert
28.1 – 30.1 2011
Gravity is a coproduction of Theater Zeebelt, Plateaux Frankfurt and Stichting Tre Tigri. The first sketches for the work were developed during the Dasarts-program “the Political Body”.