Hulsmans, Walker, Bomans, Roes, Leroy
September already turns out to be a busy month with various exhibitions and talks by Bureau Doove-artists:
Peter Hulsmans is presenting new work at after>> in Antwerp under the title ‘2 pages’, opening this Friday 14 September at 6pm and running until 30 September.
This Saturday Anna Walker takes part in a panel discussion at The British Library in London as part of ‘London is the Place for Me – A weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming’.
In We Need to Talk About Windrush: Panel Discussion Anita Sethi, Anna Walker, Stephen Bourne and Gemma Romain explore the impact and the mythologies of the Empire Windrush’s arrival at Tilbury and its legacy as a key moment in migration history, alongside other moments of Caribbean arrival and presence in England that occurred before 1948.
12 noon – 13.30pm
Walker will also present her paper ‘In Search of the Perfect Medium’ during the 2nd day of the conference Creative Image: ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality, organised by The Visual Research Network at The University of Manchester:
I am interested in the turn to affect, specifically how the body responds to trauma. Within my practice I make use of an embedded combination of text and mixed media—predominantly photography, moving image and sound. My research starts from the premise that trauma ruptures identity and creates chaos not only in the individual but also in group and societal systems.
Two artistic research groups, the one from Bilbão, the other from Hasselt, wave to each other from the horizon. They measure the latitudes in images. Their voyage takes them along cemented ships, deep sea tables, debris weighted with fathomless pencils. Is there land where the world becomes a line?
FRAME is an artistic research group that focusses on the image. These are seen in broad terms: not only frameable images such as paintings, drawings, photos, but also installations, sculptures, interiors, buildings, landscapes, literary texts, even metaphores and philosophical concepts are seen as crucial depictions of reality, as art. FRAME works with two tracks: reading attentively and creating actively.
First shown at the Galerie RDV in Nantes this installation refers to the traditional Japanese theatre. This kinetic garden is composed of interlacing vegetals and small mechanics on recycled hard disks that rub, scratch and hit to create a sound that reminds of insects. This sculpture is activated by a series of invisible interactions based on phenomena related to vibrations, acoustics and interconnections.
All elements of the exhibition are related and form a complex system – composed of conducting materials, sound flows and resonators. A microphone at the entrance of the gallery captures the sounds from the street which become a real activator of the sound installation.