Solo Exhibition with text works at Bar Nadar in Antwerp in 2010.
In Text Works, the artist explores in what way word and image fulfill an exorcising, hope giving function. With textual as well as pictorial means, he analyses and reinterprets a youtube video on a utopian living paradise in Dubai, a live video-projection during an African mass in Antwerp, the potential symbolizing of the souvenir statuette of the dome of Milan thrown in the face of Silvio Berlusconi in 2009, a flyer that by way of a testimony of a certain Carol-Ann Kelly, promises us improvement if we contact the ACKG HelpCentre, and an electronic information board that tells us that 'everything is allright'.
By showing these 'objets trouvés' out of their original context and in another form, the artist demonstrates that they structure reality in a very specific way. The works fathom the human need of hierarchy and religiousity in a congested, co-ordinate world. By way of their dismantling design, the 'text-works' reveal an emptiness, but at the same time they also interpret and reshape the reality or images in a less unambiguous way and plead to be read and reformulated by the context of each individual spectator.
Il Duomo (diptych), 2010 — Hahnemuhle Baryta print, 30 x 35 cm
Tu es mon roi, 2007 — single channel video installation, 05:46 min, loop, color, stereo
An invitation to the world, 2010 — dimensions according to space
Everything's Allright, 2008 — Hahnemuhle Baryta print, 60 x 40 cm
UCKG HelpCentre, 2008 — plexi postcardholder, 1000 postcards