Out of Sight http://out-of-sight.be A venue for contemporary art Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:33:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.4 http://out-of-sight.be/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Out of Sight http://out-of-sight.be 32 32 Symptoms of the Future: BRICKS — BASKETS — POTS http://out-of-sight.be/symptoms-of-the-future-bricks-baskets-pots/ http://out-of-sight.be/symptoms-of-the-future-bricks-baskets-pots/#respond Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:37:49 +0000 http://out-of-sight.be/?p=1073 — What makes it possible for a work of art to live simultaneously in the aesthetic and social worlds? How can we encourage or enhance a “multi-temporality” and cross the line between “common objects” and “artistic objects” without succumbing to

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What makes it possible for a work of art to live simultaneously in the aesthetic and social worlds? How can we encourage or enhance a “multi-temporality” and cross the line between “common objects” and “artistic objects” without succumbing to the privatization of culture as a form of property? Questions like these are the crux of the year-long program SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE.

The first exhibition in this series BRICKS — BASKETS — POTS presents works by Bie Michels and Marjetica Potrč, exploring our deep connection to earth. A circular movement of soil and life is documented in the artists’ works. 

Since 2016 Bie Michels explores the meaning of bricks throughout history. For this exhibition she starts from the performance “Piles of Bricks” (2020) realised in collaboration with Malagasy artist Liantsoa Rakotonaivo, and develops a new work “Brick Dust” (2020-2021) — a choreography for bricks performed during the exhibition and drawings on paper using the red dust that bricks shed. While the movement of bricks reconfigures the physical, heavy and earthly space, the drawing series “Mensenvogel” depict flying people made out of brick dust — airy, weightless and suspended in emptiness. A circular movement of soil and life is documented in this work. 

Marjetica Potrč transforms her original drawing “Nomads Inhabit Islands, Settlers Build Walls” (2016), that brings together the desire for freedom and the desire for security into a large walldrawing. “The Basket Weaver Weaves Difference” (2016) and “The Pot Maker Shapes Unity” (2016), two drawings and two objects, compare object-making with world-making. These works are part of the series “Earth Drawings” that conceptualize the vital role of indigenous knowledge and practices in the contemporary world and point to the growing alliances between native groups and bottom-up initiatives in the effort to ensure a more resilient future beyond the social and economic agreement of the neoliberal order.
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The title of the year program SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE derives from the title of the book in the making, a collaborative project between Out of Sight (Antwerp) and Stereovizija (Belgrade).


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Give us a call: 0471710375
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Or pass by OUT OF SIGHT, Dokter van de Perrelei 51, from Friday till Sunday from 12:00-18:00, during the exhibition.
We always make sure that the visits happen in a covid-safe way! 

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Fuck Huckleberry Finn and Mark Twain.
The romance will be over by the end of the trip, I promise.

Kathe Burkhart – studio visit report

In 2019 Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep embarked on a three-months journey on the Mississippi River on a selfmade steam-powered paddle boat. Contemporary US society was unraveling along this mythical river – poverty, poor health caused by toxic industrial pollution, racial inequality, all part of everyday life.

The Mississippi River, until today the most important commercial waterway in the country, crosses ten states: Minnesota, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas. A body of the nation, a 3.730 km long embodiment of pasts, presents and futures.

Maxime’s and Mark’s trip started on 2 September 2019, a mere month after a half a year period of flooding. Many of the cities along the upper Mississippi have been washed away, marinas have been devastated and destroyed and the infrastructure along the river abandoned, deepening the poverty and destroying the health of people. According to locals that was the most extensive and longest flood since 1993.

SOUTHWIND follows the chronology of the project in movement, translating it into an archive of personal experiences, oral histories, transcripts, and disproportionate production mechanisms.

SOUTHWIND was funded by the pre-selling of Moonshine – local high alcohol spirit, distilled out of corn collected from the local farmers along the Mississippi river.

America, from a grain
of maize you grew
to crown
with spacious lands
the ocean foam.
A grain of maize was your geography.

Excerpt from ‘Ode to Maize’ by Pablo Neruda

On February 13th from 12:00-18:00 SOUTHWIND project will be presented as an immersive interactive installation at Out of Sight.

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MANIFESTATIE TE BORGERHOUT http://out-of-sight.be/manifestatie-te-borgerhout/ http://out-of-sight.be/manifestatie-te-borgerhout/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:31:18 +0000 http://out-of-sight.be/?p=1000 Make an evening stroll on Saturday, 20 February from 20:00-21:00 to watch MANIFESTATIE TE BORGERHOUT, a live projections event by Floris Vanhoof and Nick Geboers on the window of Out of Sight. The projections can be watched from across the street Dokter van de Perrelei 51. The Mirror Egg, multiple 16mm

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Make an evening stroll on Saturday, 20 February from 20:00-21:00 to watch MANIFESTATIE TE BORGERHOUT, a live projections event by Floris Vanhoof and Nick Geboers on the window of Out of Sight. The projections can be watched from across the street Dokter van de Perrelei 51.

The Mirror Egg, multiple 16mm film projections by Floris Vanhoof started from a miniature sitcom-like filmset in his studio and taking the 16mm film-camera out on daily walks. The characters and Floris find themselves in absurd situations and a stream of images begins to take form. 

The slideshow AgX/CCD by Nick Geboers depicts the same object: a wafer containing three CCD’s (a charge-coupled device). CCD image sensor is technology that allows for light detection and is widely used, for example in digital cameras, among others. Steven Humblet notes in his text that CCD “is digital equivalent of the light-sensitive emulsion on a film negative”, remarking that the slideshow AgX/CCD “reminds us of the double nature of light (wave and particle), expressing once more how intimately the photographic system is linked with the fundamental laws of nature.”

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20 DECEMBER by Evelin Brosi http://out-of-sight.be/20-december/ http://out-of-sight.be/20-december/#respond Sun, 13 Dec 2020 22:25:11 +0000 http://out-of-sight.be/?p=970 On the morning of 20 December this year, Evelin Brosi will take place at a table with her laptop at Out of Sight. Using a piece of homemade word processing software, she will register the ticking of the clock from 08:44

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On the morning of 20 December this year, Evelin Brosi will take place at a table with her laptop at Out of Sight. Using a piece of homemade word processing software, she will register the ticking of the clock from 08:44 until 16:36. From sunrise to sunset she types down the beating of the clock, Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock... With this simple confusion of what we expect from the written word – to describe time, not to register it – our sense of what is valid content, and what is time well spend is reframed.

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The Horror Garden http://out-of-sight.be/the-horror-garden/ http://out-of-sight.be/the-horror-garden/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:03:00 +0000 http://out-of-sight.be/?p=930 more info coming soon…

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A Walk in High Resolution http://out-of-sight.be/a-walk-in-high-resolution-3/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:00:13 +0000 http://out-of-sight.be/?p=927 more info coming soon…

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Lemmas http://out-of-sight.be/lemmas/ http://out-of-sight.be/lemmas/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:43:35 +0000 http://out-of-sight.be/?p=810 :: Parallel program during the exhibition :: Sunday, 20 December, from sunrise (08:44) to sunset (16:36) Evelin Brosi & Elvis Bonier, 20 DECEMBER [performance] POSTPONED FOR 2021 / tbaFloris Vanhoof, BRAINWAVE FILM PROJECTOR [audio-visual performance] POSTPONED FOR 2021 / tba

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:: Parallel program during the exhibition ::

Sunday, 20 December, from sunrise (08:44) to sunset (16:36)
Evelin Brosi & Elvis Bonier, 20 DECEMBER [performance]

POSTPONED FOR 2021 / tba
Floris Vanhoof, BRAINWAVE FILM PROJECTOR [audio-visual performance]

POSTPONED FOR 2021 / tba
Hollis Frampton, ZORNS LEMMA [16mm film projection] with introduction by Xavier Garcia Bardon

Text by Wim Janssen

In the early 2000s, I went to see a filmprogram by Hollis Frampton in the Filmmuseum in Brussels. I went because I had no other plans for that night and I had heard his name before, unsure if the rock-musician also made movies. I watched Zorns Lemma, a strange edit of filmed words and discrete movements, in this completely naïve state, evolving from complete confusion to understanding something about how we perceive through images and text in the period of sixty minutes. A description of the film would amount to a formal listing of what is shown in that timespan and I’m afraid I lack the literary talent to do it justice. Suffice it to say that it stuck with me for all these years and made me understand that media can be seen as mental strategies as much as they are technologies. The film will be screened on 16mm at Out Of Sight with an introduction by Xavier Garcia Bardon (postponed to 2021/tba).

The exhibition LEMMAS takes Frampton’s film as a starting point, but it is not an exhibition about the film. It is a selection of recent works that moved me in a similar way, helping me understand something about the thought processes behind perception. 

On the morning of 22 December 2013, Evelin Brosi & Elvis Bonnier (Boris Van den Eynden) took place at his kitchen table with a laptop running a modified word processor which automatically moved one space every second. From sunrise to sunset they typed down the beating of the clock, Tik Tak Tik Tak Tik Tak… Their performance changes the action of writing to something more akin to  what cinema does to time – at a fixed interval of usually a twenty-fifth of a second, the projector moves ahead one image, no matter what the content. With this simple confusion of what we expect from the written word – to describe time, not to register it – our sense of what is valid content, and what is time well spend is reframed.

Evelin Brosi will do an English language version of the performance at Out Of Sight on 20 December 2020, from sunrise to sunset.

When walking by the exhibition space, a passer-by might be tricked into thinking a thrift shop has been opened where the exhibition space used to be. A collection of seemingly random, often cheap plastic objects on display. On closer inspection, something seems off. It is setup too carefully. The traits that connect the objects to one another are oddly specific. Basic colours and shapes recur. Cards with abstract figures and color ranges are mixed into the arrangement.

The installation Testreihe IV by Katrin Kamrau is based on amateur photography manuals in which objects are chosen to illustrate visual phenomena and photographic principles. When moving these items back into the realm of the tangible, we still see them from this perspective. The work activates our photographic eye onto the environment around us, confronting us with the perceptional strategies we rely on.

Marthe Koning’s Movement No.1 uses the image of a blue sky as a reference point. The video frame softly falls and shows the top of a tree line or an empty meadow, always sliding back to the deep blue above. We use the little information we receive to build up a space in our mind, but once we have an idea of what that environment could look like, it is again disrupted by showing us structures that could not have been present at the time of filming. The image of the blue sky is revealed to be the magician’s slight of hand. A means to an end disclosing the way we watch a video as being an active process on the part of the viewer, though often unconscious.

Waterbath by Antoinette Zwirchmayr continues in this questioning of the moving image. Three 16mm loops of slightly differing lengths show different vues of a waterfall.  At fixed intervals each image is frozen for a short period of time. It is exactly this moment of standstill that grabs the attention, more as reflex than as a decision. Each time your eyes catch such a standstill, the movement returns, like trying to focus on a fixed point in the moving water.

This mixing of cinematic and photographic time is enhanced by the sound of the projectors continuously roaring in the space. The first reaction is of a breakdown in the mechanism, which in this case stands in for a gap in our expectation of what a filmed image should do.

Where the exhibition started with a question on the content of the printed word, it ends with an empty page. With The Silent A4, Jianan Qu shares his fascination with the object of a standardised piece paper, looking at it as visual and sculptural entity, rather than a carrier of information. This dimension is brought to the fore by the simple gesture of placing it upright and lighting it with a spotlight, to show it has a shadow. The question of what medium is used is by this way put on the viewer to decide.

Parallel to the exhibition, Floris Vanhoof will perform with his Brainwave Projector (postponed to 2021/tba). It is a 16mm projector modified to change its shutter speed in reaction to the brain activity of the artist. By entering this feedback loop between his eyes and the screen, he becomes an interface. The mechanism slows down with he’s calm and speeds up when he’s excited. Unexpectedly, this creates an inverse reaction to a viewer, the higher the frame-rate, the calmer the image. In this bizarre symbiotic relationship, Vanhoof makes the idea that media can be seen as mental strategies quite literal.

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The Image Generator III http://out-of-sight.be/the-image-generator-iii/ Sun, 30 Aug 2020 21:30:38 +0000 http://out-of-sight.be/?p=703 Artists: Anastasiya Iardaneska, Bart Lodewijks, Benjamin Vandewalle, Christian Bakalov, Collectief Publiek Geluid, Davide Tidoni, Dilek Winchester, Emma Van Den Broek, Gaëtan Rusquet, Gwendoline Robin, Karl Van Welden, Karolina Freino, Karolina Halatek, Marc Vanrunxt, Pol Matthé, Salomé Mooij, Sarah Smolders, Simon

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Artists: Anastasiya Iardaneska, Bart Lodewijks, Benjamin Vandewalle, Christian Bakalov, Collectief Publiek Geluid, Davide Tidoni, Dilek Winchester, Emma Van Den Broek, Gaëtan Rusquet, Gwendoline Robin, Karl Van Welden, Karolina Freino, Karolina Halatek, Marc Vanrunxt, Pol Matthé, Salomé Mooij, Sarah Smolders, Simon Van Schuylenbergh, Vanessa Mayoraz, Yi Zhang

There are recurring lines in our everyday life that we embody, that we follow and that we relate to. Our body is a line waking up in bed, a line that moves in a space. Lines define the space we inhabit – our homes, schools, offices, streets, our cities and our countries. They define how we relate to each other. By intercepting with the unknown and unexpected, our lines are being negotiated. Spaces are opening and closing, sometimes gently and sometimes violently intruding our senses and our bodies. New relations are being redrawn.

The Image Generator III brings together Musica, Out of Sight, Royal Academie of Fine Arts Antwerp – In Situ3, Tique, Kunst/Werk, wpZimmer and Platform 0090, offering a programme that crosses the border between visual arts, performance and sound, presenting artistic interventions, performances and actions in the city of Antwerp. We are inviting you to follow the proposed route and temporarily inhabit new places, while redrawing your daily routine during these three days in September.
For detailed program and map, please visit image-generator.be

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Out of Sight invited artists Karolina Freino, Vanessa Mayoraz and Davide Tidoni to prest their work.

I feel I am missing something when I hear no music, then when I hear music I feel that something is really missing. – Robert Walser

Untitled (for Rafał) is a performance by Karolina Freino. For this work Walser’s sentence was transferred through different coding systems in order to translate words into melody. The process was strictly regulated by the rules of all used codes: the German language was translated into Polish and afterwards particular letters were written in the Braille Alphabet. Because basic Braille signs are used in different contexts (language, science, music, etc.), the received sequence of letter signs could be read as music notation. Therefore, in the next step, it could also have been written using traditional music notes. /// Karel Joos will perform Untitled (for Rafał) at Park Spoor Noord, on Saturday, 26 September, from 2pm – 4pm.

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According to Rayleigh* is a participatory work by Vanessa Mayoraz. Viewers are invited to take a blue light bulb and indicate its future location on the Antwerp map in the space. According to Rayleigh unfolds a visitor’s imagination and exposes invisible but probable connections and correlations to others. The simple gesture of taking the blue light bulb echoes deeply in this time of physical distancing, reminding us of the precious yet simple moments that we take for granted. /// According to Rayleigh is installed at House InSitu3 / Dambruggestraat 356, Antwerp. After The Image Generator III the work will be moved permanently to Out of Sight.

*Rayleigh was the scientist who demonstrated why the sky is blue by proving that blue waives have the longest wavelength and therefore can travel the longest distance.

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Within the context of The Image Generator, Davide Tidoni will present a two days intervention in sync with tides – Hold onto nothing. The work deals with the presence, absence and loss of sound as a metaphor for the human condition and the fallible nature of existence. /// Hold on to nothing takes place at Scheldekaai on Friday from 18:00 to 21:00 and on Saturday from 19:00 to 21:00.

The Image Generator III is supported by the City of Antwerp and the Flemish Community.
Many thanks to: Stormkop, Royal Academie of Fine Arts Antwerp – InSitu3, Site Bar Paniek/Tuning People, Atelier Katleen Vinck.
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