First Act Of The Trilogy “The Youth of S.F.”
Komplot, Brussels
16.03.2022 - 03.04.2022
Boulevard Clovis 87
Curator: Koi Persyn

Left to right: Natasja Mabesoone, Aaron Daem, Michaela Schweighofer, Rosanne Claes & Ignace Wouters
Photos by Chantal Van Rijt

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

Ulterieur 2021
Avee Gallery, Kortrijk
15.10.2021 - 15.11.2021
Evolis 91
Curator: Petrus Paklons

Mare Aperto I / II / III / IV
Mixed media, hardboard, MDF
2021 - 2022

First Act Of The Trilogy “The Youth of S.F.”
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 understanding 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 li…like 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.

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 Pauw, Yannick Jadoul.