Collage work has always been an important part of my practice. Somehow, if I start cutting up existing designs or illustrations, they come to live even more. That's why from time to time I deliberately experiment with cutting up existing material. Experiment is an important part of the studio's practice and that is why I consciously set time aside to engage in this. This time I got lucky and I made some sketches that really inspired me. The result can be seen on a poster I did for the Nrmal festival in Mexico! Out soon!
This publication gathers the 2 months long active installation set up at Raversijde by Performing Objects. Every saturday the installation was activated by a group of 4 performers. This whole proces was documented by photograph and is now assembled in a publication!
Booklaunch 18 March from 7PM–10PM at the project space of Enough Room for Space, Brussels.Or get your copy soon in the bookstore!
Baroness O, the girls behind Future Archive, have made a beautiful capture of saturday's live collage installation at Interieur Kortrijk. Have a look below!
The Power of the Avant-Garde – Now and Then sheds light on the historical avant-garde and questions how relevant this pioneering art is today. Around 15 leading contemporary artists enter into dialogue with colleagues from the historical avant-garde, from Ensor and Munch to the new movements just after the war. Curated by Ulrich Bischoff. Scenography by Richard Venlet. Graphic design by Joris Kritis, Lauren Grusenmeyer and assistance by Daphné Pannier.
As part of the research project Workout, Kristof Van Gestel was invited to organize the annual introduction workshop for the graphic design students at Sint Lucas Antwerpen. On a 16 meter long table he performed the drawing method 'Idiosyncratische Machine' together with the students. After two hours of intense drawing and hatching interesting shapes were extracted and cut out of colored paper. These pieces, which Kristof calls 'Vormfrakken' were assembled in a large cloud on the floor and provided the starting point for the students to work from. After a short group conversation with the artist the students set out to make small publications inspired on the methodology of Van Gestel.
Mark the calendar for the opening op Private Tag in Raversijde! Here the collaborative project End to End will open it's doors for 10 weeks of transforming objects.
End to End structures a collective process in which objects are transformed individually and brought together again. This process will take place every Saturday during Private Tag in Raversijde. Prior and posterior the process is discussed collectively and adjusted by the group. End to End can always be repeated under varying conditions, at different locations and by different actors. Variations of the project have been shown in China (Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, 2015) and Madagascar (CRAAM, Antananarivo, 2016). For the occasion in Raversijde End to End is set up by Bie Michels, Kristof Van Gestel, Lauren Grusenmeyer and Leontien Allemeersch. End to End is part of the artist collective Performing Objects which in turn is part of Enough Room for Space (Brussels) and Vision Forum (Linkoping, Sweden).