Ghent - ZebraStraat - Update_3 | body sound18/03/2010
April 17 - June 20, 2010
The Liedts-Meesen Foundation is organising its biggest biennial, update, for the third time at the Zebrastraat. This third edition promises to be an intriguing cross-section of the most impressive works from Centre Pompidou's Collection of New Media. Once again the foundation is cooperating with an internationally renowned curator, giving New Media an exciting and contemporary edge. Following in the footsteps of illustrious artist-curators such as Jean-Marie Dallet (Fr) and Peter Weibel (Ger), curator Christine Van Assche endeavours to present a history of sound in the arts with 'body sound'. Celebrated contemporary artists such as Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Manon De Boer, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Casten Nicolai-Alva Noto, Anouk De Clercq, Didier Faustino, Mike Kelly/Scanner, Martin Creed, Adam Mc. Ewen, Keiko Owada, Mika Vaino, Chris Marker, Ugo Rondinone, Emmanuel Lagarrigue and Sémiconductor will be presented, both individually as well as in interaction with each other, on a course of shape and sound. This is realized by a specially designed lay-out of the exhibition, provided by the architects of Mésarchitecture (Paris).
The exhibition is given even more "body" through an additional exposition of the nominees for the Technological Art Award presented by the Liedts-Meesen Foundation. The jury selected these ten works from over 270 candidates: Bard Perry, USA, Man With A Movie Camera: The Global Remake; Luque Sánchez Félix, Spain , Chapter I : The Discovery Installation; Debackere Boris, Belgium, Probe; Peter Alwast, Australia, Everything; Beyls Peter, Belgium, Petri; Sobolewska Dominika, Poland, RGB 5red-Green-Blue; Im Go Eun, South-Korea, SEE(N); De Boeck Christoph, Belgium, Staalhemel; Elsenaar Arthur, The Netherlands, Face Shift; Gachadoat Julien, France, Gravity.
Image: Emmanuel Lagarrigue | I never Dream Otherwise than Awake © Emmanuel Lagarrigue and Galerie Alain Gutharc. Coll. Centre Pompidou. Photo: Marc Domage