LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Deeply concerned with the current state of the environment, I explore our complex relationship with Nature. Film enables me to create multi-sensory experiences so that the subject may be felt rather than illustrated. My process involves visiting, and sometimes infiltrating, sites for research and documentation. The use of multiple screens allows me to create contrasting narratives to give the viewer a certain freedom for interpretation. I record, edit and perform my works entirely.
Before discovering film-making, I considered myself a painter, until I felt somewhat limited by the canvas and realised my movement during painting was the centre of my interest. This led me to explore performance art and discover its ability to create empathy as a point of relatedness from body to body between performer and viewer.
When documenting my performances, I discovered the art of montage and became interested in mixing documentary and fiction. I use the body as a meeting point between viewer and subject matter in order to make the environmental subject more relatable to the viewer rather than unreachable.
As an artist, I question how my practice can contribute to connecting the effects of human behaviour on our environment. Can the sensory language of moving-image art have an impact on creating awareness towards the current environmental crisis? I see my work as a contribution to, hopefully, creating a form of empathy, and raise awareness about this incredible Earth that we live on.
2020-2022: Royal College of Art, MA Contemporary Art Practice - Moving Image, London.
2015-2018:Goldsmiths University, BA Fine Art, London.
2015-2015: Central Saint Martins, Foundation Diploma in Art and design, London.
Selected Exhibitions and residencies:
2020:WeClub (Wiels) artist talk, Brussels, BE.'Aesthetica Art Prize' exhibition, York art gallery, York, UK. Arteles creative centre, residency, Haukijärvi, FE. 2019:'Le Silence de la Terre' solo exhibition, l'Artichaut, Brussels, BE.'The Driest Place on Earth' solo exhibition, London, UK.'Aesthetica Art Prize' exhibition, York art gallery, York, UK. 2018:La Wayaka Current, residency, Atacama, Chile. 'Los Almendros de Ibiza' exhibition, Es Martell, Ibiza, ES.Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens auction sale, Deurle, BE. 'Shoreditch Short Films' screening, London, UK.'Off-Cell' exhibition, Studio 1.1, London, UK'Elements of Now' exhibition, Gent, BE.
WHO I AM
Belgian photographer and video artist.
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