Deraedt & Fliervoet
Three artists on show, separate
and together at the same time, photography being the binding medium. However,
none of them just makes photos. Their work explores the basic principles of
photography, mainly to turn our way of looking into a conscious, intellectually
Mater (°1979) presents Folded
Variations (2013), for which she has been taking pictures – at different
moments in time – of an object that has gradually been painted black. The
result, a photographic print, will be printed in five copies, each folded in a
different formation. Spatial object becomes flat surface becomes spatial object:
a multiple game with dimensions and an emphasis of probably the most medium
specific characteristic of photography, its ability of reproduction.
work of Sara Deraedt (°1984)
the status of the image is decisive. To investigate this status she seemingly makes
use of the advertising image, such as in her photo series of vacuum cleaners.
She can present an advertising brochure as such or makes photos that refer to
the aesthetics of the publicity image. With this material she compiles unique
brochures, from which images – as a folder – are hung separately or in small
series to an exhibition wall.
Fliervoet (°1973) creates a site-specific work. Two big Lambda prints, mounted to the wall along the
staircase, will lead the visitor to the first and second floor. They are
designs for stair runners that will never be produced. Fliervoet cut interior
parts such as banisters, bars, plaster ornaments, but also “negative forms”,
like the space between two bars, from photos of the stairwell. Subsequently the
artist arranged the clippings face down on a sheet of paper. She then took
photos of this model under different lighting conditions, manipulated them and
had them printed in more or less the length of the stairs.
The photos of Katja Mater, Sara Deraedt
and Maartje Fliervoet subtly pick up
on the direct surroundings and do so through a medium specific research. In
their work photography itself is investigated, its mechanisms revealed. New
images are composed and invite the viewers to observe their surroundings and
its photographic representation in a different, more conscious way.
Fragments of a text by Liesbeth
Mater, Deraedt &
Opening Saturday February 23 2013 15:00
– 20:00 h.
February 23 – June 15 2013
Opening hours: every Saturday from 14:00 – 18:00 h.