Worlds Without End: Stories Around Borders - video première of "The Archive of Disappearance"
Thursday 14th January, 5pm
Video première of "The Archive of Disappearance, a Performance-Sculpture" by artist Lieven de Boeck whose work currently appears in the exhibition Worlds Without End: Stories Around Borders.
The video “The Archive of Disappearance, a Performance-Sculpture” shows a reflection in relation to the content, the methodology, and the search for a model of presentation that artist Lieven de Boeck started working on in the framework of his PhD project called “The Archive of Disappearance.” This PhD which began on the 1st of January 2020, coincides with our changing world, where many things were turned upside-down due to the Covid-19 restrictions. In March, we found ourselves locked inside, and the idea of the border gains a new and different meaning, again.
The presentation should be seen as a trial and error, an exposition of desires and fears, a set of questions and thoughts, ideas, or doubts, all situated within the specificity of an artistic and architectural practice. During this presentation, you will experience the formulation of de Boeck’s research topic, and how it started from observations and questions in relation to his own practice.
However, in order to broaden the personal observations into a wider and more general perspective, de Boeck will go back in time to the year 1969 for this first year of research. This is rather a pure coincidence, but in this year, two exhibitions took place—independently from each other—but of main interest in regard to the topic of my research that is the shift from the question “What is Art?” to the question “When is Art?”
De Boeck also reflects on A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnitt and what it could mean today within the frameworks of his PhD research.
This video will be available to watch on our YouTube channel on 14th January at 5pm here