Phantasmata - Through the Fire

THROUGH THE FIRE WE SHALL BE REBORN — During the last session of the series of Phantasmata workshops in Ganshoren, before we had to start preparing the exhibition, we went for a final walk. With our group of nine, we went into the little patch of woods w

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On the strike. photo by jd


Sheep, at the school (COMPACT EXPO, DAY I)

The sheep had their temporary grazing patch next to a school not far from GC Kontakt. The sheep returned in the form of staketsels, eerily finding their place behind the enclosure again. >>

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L5 of Sint-Augustinusschool in Vorst, Brussels collected objects around the Hoogte 100 church, next to their school, an artificial and topographical central point of the neighbourhood. In five minutes they composed an image in a sleeve.

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Ben Lerner - The Hatred of Poetry ( vertaald als Waarom wij poëzie haten)  

Een brief aan Ben Lerner over zijn essay The Hatred of Poetry


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Zou het aan mij liggen? Laat ze je niets wijsmaken. De stad is nog steeds dezelfde. De stad is altijd de stad geweest. De verwachtingen, die nooit helemaal ingelost worden, de wild in alle richtingen tegelijk in het rond schietende energie van al dat…


Back cover of the FILIP ANNEESSENS book

Photograph by Filip Heymans

COMPACT! - Sheep in the City  

A herd of sheep in the city, Brussels, 2019. A community center bringing two artists together to reflect on how sheep in the urban landscape could be away to research community, to create interaction, to ask questions. Portraits of sheep, kin to men…


The Invisible Cowboy

A work in collaboration with Vincen Beeckman, presented during Photo Brussels festival 04, at Hangar Art Space, Elsene, Brussels, on 14/11/19

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The Lokal Fototek Foundation

THE LOKAL FOTOTEK FOUNDATION is a project devoted to local photography, which I started with Vincen Beeckman under the wings of Recyclart. The Foundation is first of all a physical space in Molenbeek, Brussels, and radiates from the space of the cultural center in the Manchester street to the rest of the city and beyond. It is a place where photographic collaborations with the people from the neighborhood can emerge, starting from new images (which can be made in the Fototek itself, at people’s homes, or in the street) or collecting their old photographs, archiving and reproducing them. Fototek will actively collect and archive these images, and open up its collection to the public. It will consist of local archives, but will for instance also be the place where you can discover the boxes from the collection of the Fusée de la Motographie, which was created between 2017 and 2019 by Vincen Beeckman. Regularly, exhibitions will be held to showcase the growing collection to the public. THE LOKAL FOTOTEK FOUNDATION is a totally free project, the only richess it envisions is the iconographic richness hidden under the surface of Brussels. Everybody is absolutely welcome to cooperate in the Foundation, everything is possible if it corresponds to the principles of the Foundation.

Welcome to the Takeaway (Phantasmata V)

As part of the group expo ÎLOTS (May 2019), I created a Phantasmata shop inside imaginary walls, where the public could save and then appropriate prints I made of the phantasmata generated as part of the Photographic-Therapeutic Walks in the spring of 2018. As long as they did not take a print from the pile, paint kept dripping from an elevated bucket onto the works. At the exit of the takeaway, they were asked to write down their name and the title of the work they took with them, thereby authenticating the work they made while cleaning the paint from the print.

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