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Gaëtan Rusquet : The eye in the light in the eye

Echoing the work of Brancusi, Gaëtan Rusquet makes visible the desire for the absolute by highlighting or concealing the real. the eYe in the light in the eYe is a performance commissioned by Europalia Romania and presented in the Brancusi exhibition at Bozar.

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Gaëtan Rusquet resonates with the self-portraits and sculptural clichés of Brancusi because he perceives in them a desire to represent the absolute, to arrive at the very essence of a form or an idea. And more concretely, a will to play with light and shadows, a desire to dissimulate or highlight qualities for the point of view of the camera. While observing photography today, especially self-portraits, Rusquet examines the desire for control in the composition of an image. Together with the artist Philip Janssens, he plays with the intention to build an image for one point of view, and the impossibility to control the multiplicity of viewpoints that occurs in a performance.

Residencies: wpZimmer, workspacebrussels

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Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.

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