Multi-media installation as part of the exhibition Grain, Wood, Flax, Turf at Voorkamer in Lier curated by Glenn Geerinck in 2014. In collaboration with Willem Badenhorst.
Structured around a keen interest in method acting and the performer’s capacity to ‘disappear’ in a role. With objects and materials found at the exhibition site, including clay, cables, bottles and glass, the pair embarked upon a series of exploratory and improvisational practice sessions in the exhibition space. A glimpse of these occasions is visible in the photographic works – Badenhorst with empty bottles taped to his feet or with his head sticking out a hole in the floor, while Van den Berghe directs his attention to a nearby laptop screen – yet they also indicate a process of deliberate staging, of direction and simulation.
The installation, with its scattered miscellaneous objects and areas of prior activity demarcated in masking tape, became the site for a performance session during the opening of the show, with Badenhorst dancing to music on headphones continuously for two hours, pushed to exhaustion by the unheard directives of the soundtrack.
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