Joris Van de Moortel is concerned with architecture as an important medium of our mental and physical experiences of space. Besides musical performances, he creates assemblages, which often resemble stage sets or the remains of a performance. For his generally large-scale installation works, Van de Moortel uses pedestals, walls and boxes or a number of things that seem to have been found by chance: towels, musical instruments, door leaves, a single window, or an old cooking pot are combined into unpretentious artefacts, which seem to bear their own, expansive dynamics within them. The artist bundles, ties, screws, and then shuts up his work in wooden or acrylic glass cases, or he has them hang from the ceiling in bin-bags. His environments – often in conjunction with musical performances – are inspired by found situations and often they have no clearly defined beginning, middle or end. Thus, the artist often ‘recycles’ the work at the end of an exhibition by destroying it, and constructing a new work with the help of the resultant junk. In this way, the “undoing” in Van de Moortel’s work becomes an important aspect of the “doing”.
On the opening night of the exhibition, alongside with a tape and record release, the new publication Cylinder #2 by Joris van de Moortel will be presented to the public.
And also: Performance by Joris Van de Moortel (bass, guitar, voice) with Ür gerausch kammerensemble
18.01. – 10.02.2013
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
7 - 10pm
Joris Van de Moortel is a grantee of the Flemish Government.