Just installed NEVEL x 4 (adapted version of the older work with 9 larger walls) at Hamsunsenter in Norway, opening on saturday in the spectacular museum designed by Steven Holl.
Jezus! 18 years after the first version of 2004 I'm still trying to improve bugs and weaknesses. Why didnt I become a painter? But's magical when it finally works. Thanks to @tinkartank, @ Milhalystafanovicz and @mari_b0
PLEXUS, permanent instalallation at Hamsunsenteret, Norway, opening next saturday. Added some safety wires and made other technical improvements. A lot of work that nobody will notice unless it was not done. Thanks to Mihaly Stefanovicz for defying vertigo and gravity on various shaky scaffoldings.
What to do when suddenly surrounded by chaos and no fxxxing switch to turn it of? Observatorium @ Safranumérique in Amiens, opening tonight.
Shrink wrapping in our backyard, 2 years ago, in simpler times. Thanks to Jet Pascua for filming
14 years later, an update of this installation, once made for Muziekteater LOD, was back on the enormous stage of Concertgebouw Brugge during SLOW 36h. Well only 24 of the 64 sticks so far. still looking for another mecenas to finnish the rest. Thanks to @tinkartankt for making new drivers to control each stick individually, to Concertgebouw for coproducing and the fantastic musicians of Taurus quartet, Keiko Shichijo and Organo. It was an honouir to aaccompany them live with my nearly silent instrument. (Music in video performed by Taurus quartet)
New Religion (Dance performance by Mathilde Caeyers) with good old 'Nevel', tonight at Nordlysfestival, Hålogaland teater, Tromsø.
Finally installed Plexus at Hamsunsenteret. Now testing, solving bugs and hope it survives the next 10 years.
Do you want to give a nearly plastic free Christmas gift? Send a portrait photo. 500 stripes or 2000 dots.
Getting better at designing with renewable materials but electronics are still hard to replace. Great help from super assistant Mihaly Stefanowicz. Too bad Eylul Kusat has finished her internship in the meantime. Tx and good luck!
What we know is surrounded by what we doubt, and beyond that lays the infinite unknown
I made Conversations back in 2012 for a play called Alexander (Hålogaland teater, directed by Jon Tombre), But it has been travelling quite a bit ever since. If I would be smart I would make more of these simple and fun projects, light and compact in transport, easy to adapt in size too. Anyway this time the chairs are on their way to ZHI Art Museum in Chengdu for an exhibition called YI - A Chair. I made an elaborate install manual so I don't need to travel.
Last night I made a time machine. It allows to travel instantly to any place in time, and to change the past.
Last Monday première of New Religion with a new and hopefully bulletproof version of the Nevel installation. Great choreography by Mathilde Caeyers.
Yes, the exhibition on Sara Fabricius finally opened after being pandemically postponed 50 times. The third floor, the archive, will open later though, somewhere in Autumn. Come & see: Perspektivet museum, Tromsø.
I made this cast of a crying child 2 years a ago for 'Dette Barnet', a play where the actors were making heads in sand live on stage (Det Norske Teatret, directed by Jon Tombre). But this particular cast was too complex. Happy it found it's use in this exhibition about Sara Fabricius at Perspektivet museum.
Shrink rehearsal with super assistant Mari Bø.
Good intentions: trying to develop a carbon neutral art practice with renewable and lightweight materials. Just read PVC is terrible, but at the same time it's made of 58% rock salt and can be recylced 8 times, which is more than many other plastics. Is that enough? So much to learn.
Working with Gabor and Mari on the total makeover of Nevel. New mechanics, new electronics, no more wireless interference traumas and exploding batteries this time. The installation will be used in 'New Religion', a new choreography by Mathilde Caeyers.
Installation and exhibition design for Hamsunsenter in Norway based on the SULT novel by Knut Hamsun. Prototyping in 2021, installation on site in 2022.
New version of the old 'NEVEL' installation 02004 in the making for 'New Religion', a dance performance by Mathilde Caeyers, première in June 2021.
New year, new lock down, new president, new light in my office.
As Mister Weinberger puts it in 'EVERYDAY CHAOS': 'We need to give up on our insistence of always understanding our world and how things happen in it. We humans have long been under the impression that if we can understand the immutable laws of how things happen, we will be able to perfectly predict, plan for and manage the future. Yet we live in a universe where EVERYHING INFLUENCES EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME, AT ONCE.