A MATTER OF FEELING –
CURATORIAL STATEMENT.
By ALEX ADRIAANSENS

Meta.Morf 2012 - A Matter of Feeling

A Matter of Feeling. By Alex Adriaansens, director V2_, Rotterdam. Advertising has made us chasing cars and clothes, we have working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised by television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off. Tyler Durden in “The Fight Club” The social welfare state is falling…

WIM DELVOYE [BE]
@ TSSK

Wim Delvoye / Cloaca No 5

CLOACA N˚ 5 (2006) 2006 / 390 x 70 x 330 cm / Mixed Media Wim Delvoye is a Belgian neo-conceptual artist known for his inventive and often shocking projects. Much of his work is focused on the body. “Delvoye is involved in a way of making art that reorients our understanding of how beauty can be created.” Delvoye is perhaps best known for his digestive machine, “Cloaca”, which he unveiled at the Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, after eight years of consultation with experts in…

DRIESSENS & VERSTAPPEN [NL]

Breed / E-volved Cultures (2001 – 2011) Breed  Breed is a computer program that uses artificial evolution to grow very detailed sculptures. The purpose of each growth is to generate by cell division from a single cell a detailed form that can be materialised. On the basis of selection and mutation a code is gradually developed that best fulfils this “fitness” criterion and thus yields a workable form. The designs were initially made in plywood. Currently the objects can be made in nylon and instainless steel…

ANTONY HALL [UK]

ANTONY HALL / PUDDLE VORTEX

Puddle Vortex (2012) PUDDLE VORTEX A seemingly incidental spillage reveals a spiralling vortex at its centre. The puddle appears to be constantly pulled into a void though it never reduces. Closer inspection reveals a microcosmos of complex behaviors. The perpetual puddle vortex draws in fluid and air, and re-circulates it back in to the puddle, so the puddle never disappears. Underneath the puddle is a vortex generating device, this does not simply spin the puddle; the liquid spirals down a hole, but magically the puddle never…

MARKUS KISON [DE]

Markus Kison / Pulse

Pulse (2012) Co-produced by Meta.Morf / TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre & V2_, Rotterdam, 2012 Rubber, acrylic glass, motors, arduino microcontrollers, laptop, processing applications, Internet connection, Blogger.com API. Pulse is a live-visualization of recent emotional expressions, written on private weblog communities like wordpress.com. Weblog entries are compared to a list of emotions, which refers to Robert Plutchik’s seminal book Psychoevolutionary Theory of Emotion published in 1980. Plutchik describes eight basic human emotions in his book: joy, trust, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and anticipation. He developed a diagram…

GUTO NOBREGA [BR]

Guto Nóbrega / Breathing

 Breathing (2009) Breathing is a small step towards new art forms in which subtle processes of organic and non-organic life may reveal invisible patterns that interconnect us. Breathing is a work of art based on a hybrid creature made of a living organism and an artificial system. The creature responds to its environment through movement, light and the noise of its mechanical parts. Breathing is the best way to interact with the creature. This work is the result of an investigation of plants as sensitive…

ZIMOUN [CH]

Zimoun / 25 Woodworms

 Woodworms, wood, microphones, sound system (2007 – 2012) ”Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of curiously collected material, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. In an obsessive display of curiously collected material, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth,…

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