- installation art
- video art
Christoph Fink (°1963) has been working on his 'Atlas of Movements', for many years. Taking the limitations and possibilities of the individual body and its environment as a starting point, intense travelogues or observations develop in the form of highly detailed chronogeographic annotations, photographic and sound recordings. The processing of these data, indications of time and space, often result in experimental exhibition forms: space-filling carthographic and acousmatic constructions (drawings, diagrams, sculptures, tables, layers of sound, etc.) - in other words: alternative images concerning the perception of experiences. At the heart of this work is the idea of the world and 'reality' as a poetic structure. It's a search for new forms or images of contextualization (the connectivity/binding off all things and events) in which the coherence of the various elements that surround us is questioned. In his recent works, he introduced, under the same denominator (the Atlas of Movements), the reading of political / historical and philosophical material which thus intersect the stories of the individual exerience. As thus, the concept 'the Atlas of Movements' acts as a platform, or an observation post - the foundation of a larger story whose contours gradually become visible: the place of his work in the larger scale of world events, the rollercoaster of our so called 'modernity'.
At this moment he centralizes his activities in Brussels, Belgium. Among many other exhibitions, lectures, performances and publications his work has been on view in the Venice, São Paulo en Istanbul Biennials, Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt and in renowned institutions as Witte de With (Rotterdam), S.M.A.K. (Ghent) and The Drawing Center (New York). He colaborated with or was invited by: Eva Wittocx, Moritz Kung, Bartomeu Mari, Catherine Dezegher, Chris Dercon, Lino Polegato, Luk Lambrecht, Luk Derycke, Bart de Baere, Jan Hoet, Margot Heller, Johan Pas, Ulrike Lindmayr, Marie-Puck Broodthaers, Rolf Quaghebeur, Ann Demeester, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Paul Lagring, Cathleen Chaffee, Daniel Rosenberg, Felix Villanueva, Hou Hanru, Meike Behm, Hans Theys, Pieter-Paul Mortier, Filip Luyckx, Menno Meeuwis, Stella Lohaus, Iara Boubnova, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Stéphanie Moisdon Trembley, Piet Coessens, Florence Ostende, Eric Mangion, Johana Carrier, Marine Pagès, Francesco Tedeschi, Agatha Jastrzabek, Liesbeth Huybrechts, André-Louis Paré, Marie-Josée Jean, Patrice Loubier, Thérèse Legierse, Christophe Gallois, Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Enrico Lunghi, Elsa Chavinier, Christian Kieckens, Vytautas Michelkevicius, Thomas Thiel and with artists Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Christoph Aigner, Richard Venlet, Eelco van der Lingen, Ria Pacquée, Guillaume Bijl, Jean-Paul Jaquet, Peter Morrens, Rik De Boe, Anthony Elms, Frederic Geurts, Willem Oorebeek, Gerry Smith, Koen Theys, Frank Theys, Daniel Brefin, Vincent Royer, Henri Jacobs, Gert Verhoeven, Wilfried Huet, Els Dietvorst en Orla Barry and Valentijn Goethals.
In recent years he has developed monumental sound compositions (prerecorded and edited soundscapes and live interventions for electric guitar, percussion, electronics and soundscape editing) in collaboration with Valentijn Goethals for the theater productions (lecture/opera) by Joëlle Tuerlinckx '«THAT’S IT!» + 3 minutes FREE’ was scheduled at Tate Modern in London; Veemtheater, Amsterdam, Stuk, Leuven and in Kaaitheater, Brussels. A new version will be on view at Dia Beacon, New York in September 2018. An extensive catalogue of his work is coming out later this year.