Joris Ghekiere's Visual Story About False and True
Needs, 'Displaced' Desires and Their Faintly Remembered Source
Taking part in the SPEELOVEN 03 exhibition, Joris Ghekiere
has presented us with the silhouette of a head, in fact, the face of a
Superimposed on it, we see more or less transparent, darker
and lighter, circular areas: "shapes" that seem like representations of
air-filled, drifting balloons. Or like soap bubbles rising in the air,
in front of this face. They are providing a sort of camouflage behind which
the beautiful face that could have its source in an advertisement or the
poster of a film star, seems to appear now no longer trivial and realistic
but strange and as if surfacing in a dream.
How light-hearted and seemingly easy this 'Verfremdung'
(or intervention that makes 'strange' what we see) has occurred! It is
as if we discover, in the midst of the calculated commercial temptations
of our time, behind the facade of the false and lonely dreams they evoke,
a remnant of our real dreams, a faint trace of - or allusion to - our genuine
Tentoonstelling / exposition
" DRIFTING / DÉRIVE "
31.08. - 28.09.2003
Karel Breugelmans / Johan Creten / Jorus Ghekiere
/ Allart Lakke / Michael Sailstorfer / Johan Slabbynck / Christophe Terlinden
/ Herman Van Ingelgem / Pieter Vermeersch / Jenny Watson
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