Practical Applied Hermetics shows a mural with black paint or ink on the wall; a trompe ‘l oeil of a rather mysterious and claustrophobic living room. In the center it shows an open window. Inside the window, on it’s black reflective surface, an animationloop is projected. The film shows a continuous forward camera-movement through a (virtual) forest. A soundtrack by Belgian musician Tim Vanhamel accompanies the film and adds hypnotism to the animation.
The only light, apart from the projection, comes from a safe-light which is placed in accordance with the painted shadows of the mural. The combination of the movement within the animation and the suggestion of 3D-objects in the mural gives the viewer a sense of being in a moving, furnished room.
2010 SecondRoom, solo, Antwerp (version I)
2010 – 2011 Hareng Saur, Ensor and Contemporary Art, SMAK, Ghent. With, a.o. Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Francis Alys, Huma Bhabha, Jake en Dinos Chapman, George Condo, Thierry De Cordier, Marlene Dumas, Thomas Hirschhorn, Yang Jiechang, Tomasz Kowalski, Jonathan Meese, Bruce Nauman, Ugo Rondinone, Dana Schutz, Cindy Sherman, Raymond Pettibon, Thomas Schütte, Jan Vercruysse, en Thomas Zipp, Guillaume Bijl, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven.
2012 Visions Fugitives, Le Fresnoy – Studio National Des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, FR. With ALEXANDRE ALEXEIEFF, FRANCIS ALYS, BERTHOLD BARTOSCH, THOMAS BAYRLE , JUSTIN BENNETT, ROBERT BREER, JIM CAMPBELL, EMILE COHL, ALEXANDRA CROUWERS, CLINT ENNS, SIMON FAITHFULL, MAIDER FORTUNE, JOHN GERRARD, JANNICK GUILLOU, WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, JAN KOPP, LES RICHES DOUANIERS, NORMAN MCLAREN, THOR OCHSNER, LAURENT PERNOT, ANGELO PLESSAS, QIU ANXIONG, QUBO GAS, KELLY RICHARDSON, CHRISTIAN RIZZO ET IUAN-HAU CHIANG, HIRAKI SAWA, ALEXANDER SCHELLOW, TABAIMO
Video: installation view
Installation view at ‘Hareng Saur’, SMAK, Ghent, 2010
The final version of the animation loop, as shown in the installation at ‘Visions Fugitives’, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, Fr.