Traces Of Apparitions
In his project Apparitions Peeters tries to finally figure out what happens after death. Disguised as a spiritist, he travels to the end of the 19th century to infiltrate the lives of prominent scientists and to investigate the fantasies created by popular inventions of that time. Simultaneously, he launches himself towards the end of the 21st century to discover which inventions are being used to bring back the death, and which hard- and software is used to provide ghosts with a bodily presence.
In his exhibition in STUKcafé, he presents a selection of drawings and artefacts from his expeditions.
In addition: Diederik Peeters’ new performance, Forgotten Futures, will premiere on Thursday Nov 15 in Playground.
Since the fall of 2017, Cas-co and STUK work together on a presentation platform for visual artists whereby the work of Cas-co residents (N+1 & STUDIO) is on view in STUKcafé in a series of curated solo presentations.
Diederik Peeters has been reported to pop up in the work of colleague-artists, cunningly disguised as actor, performer or even advisor. But he especially keeps insisting on brewing his own artistic concoctions, sometimes in collaboration with carefully selected accomplices. He is an officially certified visual artist that accidentally got lost in the stables of stage-art, and usually makes performances, but has also been caught writing texts, inventing installations or video's and crafting other amalgams that appear hard to categorise. Because Peeters is a proud patient of a pathological preference for confusion, in his work impossible contradictions and absurd consistencies are stubbornly piled up.
With Hans Bryssinck & Kate McIntosh he founded SPIN, an artist-run research and support platform based in Brussels.