Unraveling Slowness is a group exhibition questioning the power of images and their correlation to the pace of time. With a focus on ‘slowness’, it explores how societies’ increasing speed affects individuals, both physically and mentally. Set within an art school, and at a time where students are preparing their final presentations, Unraveling slowness wants to create a vacuum within the Bijloke site, a black void in which time and space are altered and disentangled. Plunged into darkness, the Zwarte Zaal becomes a human archive of images, events, experiences and stories, standing for the space of memory itself.
Through the use of different media and techniques, the selected artists will perform the title of the exhibition, unraveling slowness through reflection and retrospection. By recreation and reminiscence, they attempt to recover the gaps left by time and investigate the interaction and reciprocity of time, space and memory. The artworks explore different conceptions of temporality and manifestations of reality, as well as the subjective process of forgetting. Each of them asks the visitor to slow down, to observe and contemplate.
Unraveling Slowness is the result of a collaboration between nine artists currently in residence at HISK and seven curators from the Curatorial Studies program of KASK. The exhibition features only works produced overthe last two years, including Disarming Reality, an installation by Anaïs Chabeur; a selection of sculptures by Francesca Ferreri; Eva Giolo’s most recent film, Elisabeth (working title); Liesbeth Henderickx’s sculpture A constant dropping wears away a stone; Chloé Op de Beeck’s video installation MOV 0032; Leander Schönweger’s architectural unit Option 378; Sarah Smolder’s ongoing series of paintings A lost mirror; and a multiple screen installation of Ingel Vaikla’s fi lm Roosenberg.
Following the exhibition in Zwarte Zaal, Unraveling Slowness will be extended through a participatory sound installation by Roel Heremans between the 27 June and 1 July 2018, in KIOSK. With a focus on the recovery of memory, Heremans’ work allows participants to collectively experience retrospection in suspended time.
Curated by: Griet Bonne, Nathalie Cohen, Christine Denamur, Maaike Descendre, Alice Lefebvre, Bert Puype and Anna Zhironkina
- Expo: 08.06.18 - 14.06.18
- Opening: 07.06.18 – 19:00
- Openingsuren: ma-vr: 14:00 - 18:00 / za-zo: 11:00 - 18:00
- Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 GENT, Gratis