First Act Of The Trilogy IV “The Youth of S.F.”

Komplot, Brussels 

16.03.’22 - 03.04.’22

Boulevard Clovis 87

Curator: Koi Persyn

Left to right: Natasja Mabesoone, Aaron Daem, Michaela Schweighofer, Rosanne Claes & Ignace Wouters

Curator: Koi Persyn. Picture by Chantal Van Rijt

Left to right: Romane Claus, Aaron Daem, Michaela Schweighofer, Natasja Mabesoone, Manon Van Eeden,

Aaron Daem. Curator: Koi Persyn. Picture by Chantal Van Rijt


Ulterieur 2021

Avee Gallery, Kortrijk

15.10’21 - 15.11.’21

Evolis 91

Curator: Petrus Paklons

Left to right: Mare Aperto II, Mare Aperto I

Mare Aperto II

Mare Aperto I (detail)

Exhibition Overview
Mare Aperto I / II / III / IV 

Mixed media,

hardboard, MDF

2021 - 2022

Exhibition text

“My... my name is S.F., uh, but my friend Tiresias -

there- calls me Swollen Foot... because of my right,

for you left, limping limb” stutters the protagonist

while being opposed to a polyglot bunch of 

same-aged fellow children. S.F. is new here, and his

newness can not be left unnoticed. He wasn’t sure

if anybody in the room was even under- standing

his Greek mother tongue, so he decided to leave

the metrum behind - no verses as they were

occasionally narrated by great orators. “I like la

language”, S.F. continues while he starts tapping

rhythmically with his left foot. No answer. Tiresias,

his best friend who is sitting at the back of the

atrium, although being close to blind, directs her

wide-eyed gaze to him. Her right, for S.F. left, eye

is covered with a rainbow patch. “I language

since the first word I ever spoke: ‘mother’.

I remember my first word, bu..but not my first image,

do you?” asks S.F. to every- and nobody at the same

time, “Isn’t it tragic?... I think it must look like the... the

colours, patterns and grids one can ‘see’ when closing

eyelids. Try it! Did you know that newborns only

develop a real sight after only having observed

contrasts for the first four weeks of their lives. Do

you remember your very first image?” No answer.

Only Tiresias closed -at least- one eye. “I also like

wa...walking.” “Ok, that’s enough” says the only

adult in a language that S.F. doesn’t understand,

“you can go back to your place.” “Wait, I still have a

riddle for all of you: what goes on four feet in the

morning...” The adult interrupts the mystery of S.F.

by leading him to the empty seat next to Tiresias.

Participating members: Michaela Schweighofer,

Rosanne Claus & Ignace Wouters, Kamil

Bouzoubaa-Grivel, Pieter Chanterie, Pieter De

Clercq, Toon Boeckmans, Axel Korban, Natasja

Mabesoone, Benjamin Mengistu Navet, Camila

Steinum, Juan Pablo Plazas Manon Van Den

Eeden, Romane Claus, Ken Verhoeven.

Curator: Koi Persyn.

Introduction text

Ulterieur 2021

Ulterieur invites artists to revivificate abandoned

matter into new incarnations, celebrating the

infinite cycle of elements. The exhibition moves to

a different location for each edition and presents

unique artist furniture, handmade limited editions,

prototypes, functional art, related works and

performances. An investigation into basic

properties and fundamental values. Welcome to

this travelling time capsule.

Participating members: Alice Pandolfo, Ana María

Gómez, Anthony Leenders, Antoine Carbonne,

Antoine Goossens, Antoinette d’Ansembourg,

Arnaud Eubelen Bas van den Hout, Cléo Totti ,

Colin Temple, DD Trans, Dome Wood, Douglas

Eynon, Ellen Pil, Florent Valmassoni, Floris

Hoorelbeke, Frizbee Ceramics, Gaëlle Leenhardt,

Grégory Decock, Ilke Cop, Jan Laroy, Jim Jilborn,

Jonas Apers, Jonas Vansteenkiste, Juan Pablo

Plazas, Jules Labath, Julie Poisquet, Karen Oger,

Lee Nevo, Leo Gabin, Maarten Raskin, Max

Kesteloot Michiel Ceulers, Myrthe van der Mark,

Nicolas Bourthoumieux, Nicolas Zanoni,

Pieterjan Ginckels, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Sofie

Steegen, Tessa Perutz, Tim Onderbeke, Tommy

Lecot, William Phillips, Wim De Pau, Yannick


Curator: Petrus Paklons