Pieces Matter


Lieve De Pourcq
Pieces Matter
2012, brut Wien / imagetanz

„Sticking holes in paper, shedding light in the dark, stars appear“ Lieve De Pourcq

[..] a playful attempt to appropriate pictures, to break them down into their individual parts, and to place oneself into unexpected contexts in this process. The artist draws on a cornucopia of imagery and photographic material that either existed previously or was created especially for the performance. This material combines into a fictive, historical sequence during the 30-minute show. Equipped with an overhead projector, a video projector, and a slide projector, she transforms the material into poetic shapes or grotesque monsters confronting the audience. The projection methods reveal how much everyday perception of reality is formed by auxiliary devices. Lieve De Pourcq breaks with the unquestioned habit of completely trusting in the world’s pictorial representation in her performance. In doing so she instead formulates an expectation towards life and reality which is inconsistent and must continuously adapt to the conditions of its creation [..]

Concept: Lieve De Pourcq; Choreography and Performance: Lieve De Pourcq
Music: hons
Visual support: Klaas Verpoest
Production: Joachim Kapuy
Co-produced by: Imagetanz/brut Wien
Supported by: Cultural Department of the city of Vienna MA7; STUK kunstencentrum, Leuven; ’t ARSENAAL, Mechelen; and Figurentheater DE MAAN, Mechelen.
Thanks to Paul Contryn, Domenico Giustino, Willem Verheyden, Markus Taxacher, Leslie Mannes.