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.
Pictures Léo Barranco, 2019 Bureau Doove’s first major exhibition in France, ENSEMBLE, was a selection of the work of graduates from four schools for art, architecture and design in Normandy: ésam Caen, ESADHaR Le Havre/Rouen and École nationale supérieure d’atchitecture de Normandie. It was the first time that the schools presented their graduates together. Edith Doove was invited to make a selection and present this in the majestic abbatial church of Saint-Ouen. She developed a specific scenography with a large 25 meter long plinth at the heart of the exhibition to showcase maquettes… Read More
Since 4 September Bureau Doove has moved to Rouen, France to concentrate on new exciting perspectives about which more later. In the meantime Jean-Louis Vincendeau was inspired by the move to create a short illustrated text which you can find both in the original French version as the translated one below. To be continued. Le bureau est vide, l’occupant était une occupante : on dirait bien qu’elle est partie précipitamment. Frémissement de lumière sur la pointe des pieds. Un sinologue de passage révèle la calligraphie du papier peint en équations divinatoires qui viennent… Read More
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. Also this Friday, Sara Bomans and Remco Roes will be taking part in the group show Dem Philosoph ist nichts zu doof (For the Philosopher nothing is too crazy) at Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin. Opening Friday 14 September at 6pm and running until 28 September. Info This Saturday Anna Walker takes part in… Read More
For this year’s ‘Rentrée’ – or return to usual business, Bureau Doove starts in new premises and with an updated look. The desk is still ‘chaotic’ – full of projects, but now also has a view and is definitely based in Saint-Nazaire, France. While Bureau Doove is ready to develop new projects, the artists of the Bureau are active as ever: Anne-Marie Maes shows her installation ‘BEE AGENCY’ in the group exhibition ECO-VISIONARIES at HeK Basel (Haus der electronischen Künste/House of Electronic Art) HeK is dedicated to digital culture and the new art… Read More
Some news about the current activities of some BD artists plus an important teaser at the end. Dominique Leroy at La Méridienne, Lunéville Dominique Leroy is showing his poetic sonic installation Jardin nô at Theatre La Méridienne in Lunéville (near Nancy). 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… Read More
Bureau Doove recently collaborated with Belgian artist Mira Sanders for the English subtitles of her movie on the impossibility to form an idea of limits. This movie is a fragment of her heterogeneous artistic practice which she calls Le journal d’un usager de l’espace (Journal of a usage of space) and which was examined as a PhD in the Arts at Netwerk Aalst, Belgium on the 10th of March 2017. The focus in her work is on space that is at the same time geographic, sensorial and social. On the (im)possibility to… Read More
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Driftingspace, Mount Wise Shoot As announced earlier Bureau Doove is happy to be part of the upcoming first Plymouth Art Weekender, presenting work by Alison Ballard, Mike Blow and Driftingspace (Sally Hall and Jason Hirons) at the wonderful Devonport Guildhall. The tactile sound sculpture POD (2009) by Alison Ballard and Mike Blow consists of two giant blue inflatables. The speakers inside of these hum and vibrate with pulsing low-frequency sound. Audience members are encouraged to place hands and ears on the inflatable to feel and hear the sounds coming from within. POD… Read More
Alexandra DEMENTIEVA Another busy weekend for some BUREAU DOOVE artists! Alexandra DEMENTIEVA is showing a short film during the film festival Rencontres (cinematographiqes) au sommet (1531m), in Verbier, Switzerland on Friday 1 May at 2pm. Find more info here. Also from 1 May she will be showing a short movie during First Light, an Ottica TV Project for the International Year of Light 2015, which runs until 31 December. More info. Stefaan QUIX will present his film installation ‘Licht und Blindheit’ for the second weekend during Sounding City, the international sound art festival currently taking place in… Read More