December 9, 2008 - Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond - Ief Spincemaille
December 9, 2008

Ief Spincemaille

Atopos © Ief Spincemaille
Courtesy of the Province of Flemish Brabant

Ief Spincemaille
Everything is art now, except you.You are only watching.
12 December 2008 – 25 January 2009
Opening: 11 December, 5pm
Finissage: 25 January, 4pm

Nes 45, 1012 GJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
0031 (0)20 – 6229014

www.brakkegrond.nl
www.iefspincemaille.com

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond presents the solo exhibition Everything is art now, except you. You are only watching. by the Belgian visual artist Ief Spincemaille.

With a combination of household, common-or-garden materials and state-of-the-art technologies Spincemaille creates a fascinating, hybrid reality. His installations and video sculptures are strange locations on the flimsy borderline between film and truth, media and reality. Everything is art now, except you. You are only watching is about this no-man’s land, a non-existing middle where fiction becomes reality and reality is mediafied.

Being on your own in an isolated room and suddenly realising that the whole world is watching you. Crawling up a ladder and finding yourself in a strange room. Resting your head on a pillow and seeing/feeling how your face fades. In this exhibition you are invited to explore six installations and video sculptures and complete certain actions. And all of this in semi-darkness.

Opening 11 December, 5pm
During the exhibition there will be a room for workshops reserved in de Brakke Grond, with as its starting point the video sculpture Ief Spincemaille designed for the theatre performance Wolfskers by Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis Antwerpen. During the opening night on 11 December (from 5pm onward) Spincemaille gives an explanation of the exhibition and art students will be working with the video sculpture in a public workshop.

Workshops & finissage 25 January, 4pm
For one month art students will be preparing a performance under the supervision of Igor Dobricic (dramaturge and theatre maker). Parallel to this creative assignment, Spincemaille will be giving an intensive workshop lasting several days during which multi-media students at the Media & Design Academie in Genk (Belgium) together with Dutch theatre design/set design students will be developing new video sculptures. These new works will be incorporated in the scene in which the art students present their performance. It can be seen at the finissage on 25 January 2009 at 4pm.

Ief Spincemaille (°1976)
After studying philosophy at university (K.U. Leuven) and Modern Music & Jazz (L’aula de Musica, Barcelona) Spincemaille has been professionally active as an autonomous artist. He made, for instance, videos and sets for Behoud de Begeerte, videos and video sculptures for the theatre performance Wolfskers by Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis, a sound design together with Eric Sleichim (Blindman) for Roman Tragedies of Toneelgroep Amsterdam and various installations and video sculptures which he exhibited during the TodaysArt Festival (The Hague), Artefact Festival (Leuven), Verbeke Foundation (Kemzeke) and in the Felix De Boeck Museum (Drogenbos). www.ottiliapribillagallery.com

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond offers the most characteristic, contemporary art productions in Flanders, including pictorial art, architecture, literature, dance and theatre, music, performance, film and new media. The emphasis is on innovation, cross-pollination, interdisciplinarity, and artistic nerve. In addition to being a place where artists can present their work and a home base for Flemish artists, de Brakke Grond always wants to be haven of reflection and contemplation, of debate and discussion. De Brakke Grond feeds and maintains the dialogue between genres, disciplines and communities.

For more detailed information about the visual arts programme:
fleurie.kloostra@brakkegrond.nl
0031 (0)20-6229014

For more press information:
veerle.desmedt@brakkegrond.nl
0031 (0)20-6229014

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