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Open Frame

Update 14.2

Peter Downsbrough will not be present himself (for health reasons) due to the current situation. Therefore the format of the evening changes from a lecture to a series of short films, with a video introduction by Downsbrough. We will show 3 short films: A] PART and IN [TO from Downsbrough and Densities, a documentary on the Densities project in Aalst with Christian Kieckens. They are introduced for us by Peter Downsbrough in a conversation with Adinda Van Geystelen (Z33) and curator Maarten Lambrechts.

Artist Peter Downsbrough intervenes in public space just as much as an exhibition space, book, or postcard. In a consistent manner and with limited means - lines and words - he creates works that are specific and yet multifaceted. This creates an 'open framework' in which fragments of an existing state are demarcated and at the same time brought into new contexts.

The process of creation, in the studio, and how the work exists outside of it, are fundamentally different. Yet, with this lecture we want to explore the link between the two. How does a specific interpretation of a place by the artist manifest itself in the way life will play out around a work of art? Apart from sculptures and photography, Peter Downsbrough also makes films as a kind of exploration of an environment. By means of these films, moderator Adinda Van Geystelen, artistic director of Z33 in Hasselt, will start a conversation on the slow processes of inventing and creating and how these processes influence the experience of a work of art and the space around it.

Peter Downsbrough is an artist from the US. With an education in architecture (which he has now abandoned) and extensive experience in the fields of sculpture, models, photography, film and books, he has worked on a varied oeuvre that has been exhibited in places such as the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Times Square in New York, FRAC Bourgogne in Dijon, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, the Musée d'art contemporain in Lyon, Mamco in Geneva, the Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin and deSingel in Antwerp. Since 1989 he lives and works in Brussels.

lecture series on architecture, urban planning and design

How does slowness manifest itself in space? What does a slow process look like? Can we resist fastness? Can we resist thinking about time and space as a commodity? How to tell a story about slow space? Who are the protagonists (anti-heroes) of this story? Is there a Slow Movement rising? Who are the designers and artists that care about slowness? How do they do it? What is the right slow attitude? The perfect slow setting? Best slow vibes?

PARTNERS: STUK, KU Leuven architecture department, KU Leuven Culture, Existenz / SUPPORT BY: City of Leuven, Flemish government / SPONSORING: FEBELCEM, Vandersanden Group, Media A+ Architecture in Belgium / Graphic design: Buro Bertus

Wed 23 Feb 2022 20:00


College De Valk 01.13 / Tiensestraat 41, 3000 Leuven


€9 standard
STUK card
€5 students
€2,5 students KUL architecture dep.
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