bricolaging

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The train station again. On wednesday a small group of the workshoppers (me, Caroline and Ineke) made an excursion to Gent to see an exhibit on Mark Manders. It turned out to relate nicely to the game of assembling rubbish and found objects.

He also had some interesting textual projects, like a newspaper filled with nonsense english. And an artwork called “room of fives”, literally a small room with different found items relating to the number five. I was taken by his things, and saw it prudent to purchase a catalogue.

Inhabited for a Survey (First Floorplan from Self-portrait as a Building) (1986)

Floor with Fake Newspapers (2005-2006)

As an aside, we also visited a work fair for engineers, where freebies could be had against conversing about career opportunities.

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There was a surprising presence of evil multinationals. I’ve always wanted Exxon Oil mints and a stress ball in the shape of an oil barrel. Interestingly, Exxon doesn’t even consider the end of oil. Corporate policy planning only goes 20 years into the future, there will be oil for another 60 years, and people will be “desperate for it”. At least they are clear on where they stand.

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The freebies inspired further bricolages, while also making some food in the workshop space. Everything an artist does is art. Especially spaghetti cooked in a wok pan.

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Egon is helping out with stabilization.

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Victory. For some reason, balancing became a recurring theme. An equilibrium is a borderline between states, of course.

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Berten is blown away by the progress report of the belgian mail.

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The neighbourhood around Campus Congres also had some nice sights.

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No name needed if you know you need one of those incense pots… or whatever they are.

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Well, now we know who is behind it.

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One Comment

  1. Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:19 | Permalink

    The Belgian look manages to be timeless and hopelessly dated at the same time. Now where can I get my hands on a pair of Binôches?


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