EVA L’HOEST & ARNAUD EUBELEN — Ruinenwert experiment
EVA L’ HOEST (°1991, B) lives and works in Brussels
ARNAUD EUBELEN (°1991, B) lives and works in Liège
Eva L’ Hoest and Arnaud Eubelen are both members of the artist collective La Superette in Liège. Eva L’ Hoest practice departs from an interest in the visual manipulation of the digital image. She subjects these images to technical processes such as light exposure and the use of laser scanners. The final video work seems to visualize not only its own technicity and automatism, it also shows the loss of information as the protagonist of her story. Arnaud Eubelen is industrial designer and visual artist. He primarily works with photography and sculptural installations. Arnaud Eubelen uses photography in his continuous search for materials, forms and objects he later uses in his sculptures and installations. His art works are the result of an ongoing research into processes of construction and destruction.
For The Living Room XL both artists collaborated to create a site specific multi-disciplinary installation in one of the basements of the current venue of AIR Antwerpen. The basement still carries the traces of a flood one year ago. The installation of Arnaud Eubelen and Eva L’Hoest showed digital as well as video images in dialogue with the bizarre features of this room. Through the use of light, water drips and a personal encounter (only 3 people at a time were allowed) the installations created a performative experience, where what was left behind collides with new interventions in one environment.
Saturday 2 Sept. 2017
Curated by ALAN QUIREYNS
The Living Room XL was a group exhibition in the form of a happening. Sixteen artists were invited to create new work, culminating in fourteen unique 30-minute interventions questioning city life, the border between public and private space and the influences of global politics. The Living Room XL is part of AIR Traces: the experimental archive of AIR Antwerpen’s activities.