Bolero 2021 Stories – Neil Wood

Today’s Bolero 2021 story is that of Neil Wood who decided on an alternative view for his contribution and to turn his newspaper in a horizontal direction. FOXGLOVEThis work examines the idea of alternative realities and how separate worlds co-habit. What is the relationship? What happens when alternative realities are joined by design?Unlike alternative facts, alternative realities don’t seek any truth competitions, they just co-habit in the physical world, in the human psyche and in human society at large. Bolero, with its physical newspaper support, invites a chance confrontation between worlds – in this case a… Read More

Bolero 2021 Stories – Thomas Maestro

Today’s story is that of Thomas Maestro who starts with a quote by George Perec. “The daily newspapers talk of everything except the daily. The papers annoy me , they teach me nothing. What they recount doesn’t concern me, doesn’t ask me questions and doesn’t answer the questions I ask or would like to ask. What’s really going on, what we’re experiencing, the rest, all the rest, where is it? How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs everyday: the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the… Read More

Bolero 2021 Stories – Frank JMA Castelyns

In the upcoming week we post some stories behind the new contributions to the Bolero project. To start with that of Frank JMA Castelyns, one of the initiators of the project: The new work is a continuation of my previous contribution Remember Marc Twain – King Leopold’s soliloquy.The new contribution Remember… is an ode to Morel, Casement, Harris and all the unknown courageous people who denounced the abuses in Congo at the beginning of the last century.The title Why a truth commission if the truth is already known? I also applied in… Read More

BUREAU DOOVE in END – Loving Care and Troupe/troep

For our last publication in Empirical Nonsense Daily of this week, we present two other recent projects. Apart from BOLERO 2021 that’s still on show until 10 April in the Centre André-Malraux and in the streets of Rouen, we organized Loving Care with the large-scale paintings of Pierre Mertens in De Blikfabriek in Antwerp last September-October. And end of January there was the group show Troupe/Troep at ChezKit. Find the page dedicated to these two projects here.

BOLERO 2021 in END

Today we publish all the new contributions to BOLERO 2021 in Empirical Nonsense Daily. Find the page here. You can visit the exhibition virtually via this link. More about the stories behind every contribution next week. From top left: Willo Gonnissen, Thomas Maestro, Pierre Mertens, Neil Wood, Mulugeta Tafesse, Miguel Angel Molina, Marielou Perez, Jean-Louis Vincendeau, Jason Karaïndros, Héloïse Marie, Hantu, Gaspard Lieb, Frank JMA Castelyns, Driftingspace, Dominique De Beir, Chloé Elmaleh/Marcos Uriondo, Béatrice Cussol Featured image: Willo Gonnissen

BOLERO 2021 in END – Marcos Uriondo

Today we publish in Empirical Nonsense Daily the work of Marcos Uriondo, another member of ChezKit that participates in Bolero 2021. Find his page here. Featured image: Marcos Uriondo, Bon plan, 2020

BOLERO 2021 in END – Chloé Elmaleh

In today’s publication in Empirical Nonsense Daily we present Chloé Elmaleh with whom we also worked in Troupe/Troep and is now one of the participants in Bolero 2021. Find here page here. Featured image: Chloé Elmaleh, Tiens toi droite, 2021

BOLERO 2021 – Digital visit

While the Seine Maritime department, including Rouen, goes through yet another confinement, we are happy to be able to offer you a digital visit of the Bolero project, produced by Octopus. The new additions to the Bolero project remain visible in the public space at the square in front of the Centre André Malraux in the Grand Mare and the rue des Bons Enfants in the centre of Rouen until 10 April 2021. Please follow this link to visit. Find some in situ impressions from the rue des Bons Enfants as well… Read More

Bolero 2021 in Rouen

From 20 March to 10 April Bolero 2021 will be on show in Rouen, in the Centre André Malraux where the archive will be virtually visible, as well as in the streets for the new contributions – in the neighbourhood of Grand Mare and in the rue des Bon Enfants in the centre of town. With the initiators of the project Frank JMA Casteleyns, Willo Gonnissen, Pierre Mertens and Mulugeta Tafesse as well as new invites Béatrice Cussol, Dominique De Beir, Driftingspace (Sally Hall + Jason Hirons), Chloé Elmaleh + Marcos Uriondo,… Read More

BOLERO 2021 in END – Gaspard Lieb

In today’s edition of the Empirical Nonsense Daily we present the work of French street artist Gaspard Lieb. Of his work he says: “My drawing practice only comes to life when it meets life in the street. Pasting a drawing to a wall finalizes the line. And then all this only makes sense because we share it… It is always a question of producing modest, happy or poetic encounters, to populate our urban drifts, our daily journeys.” Find his page here. Featured image: Gaspard Lieb, La consolation