Frans Masereel Centre is a place where national and international artists, researchers and graphic designers reside, meet and experiment.

Masereeldijk 5
2460 Kasterlee, BE

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Liesbet Grupping

"I consider my artistic practice as a ‘practical investigation’ of the translation of impressions, ephemeral phenomena (as well as the observation of those) into - and through - photography. By the (unconventional) use of photographic material, such as the implantation of a photo-slide in a flowerpot, a stroll with a pinhole camera, or the opening of a JPG- file in Microsoft Word, I generate images that question the codes of photography used in its history and contemporaneity. By making use of deconstructive methodologies I reconstruct new images that generate questions on both the process and the content of images.

As John Baldessari once described: “Probably one of the worst things happened to photography is that a camera has a viewfinder.” I love to twist the prescribed use of cameras and apparatus. I do not use media or techniques to draw conclusions. I rather deploy them as a means to clarify the different aspects of phenomena as well as the mental concepts one uses when observing the environment. Through my work I endeavour to demonstrate that there is no such thing as a single ‘true’ reality. Every action, be it consciously or not, can lead to new insights.

During my stay at the Frans Masereel Centre I worked on the piece Reading of my work . Reading of my work consists of a continuous slide-projection of thirty-three 36 mm slides. The projection shows images and words. The words are laser edged in under-lightened positives. Photographs and various objects between glass-slides construct the (photographic) images. The slides of images and words refer to my previous works. Reading of my work displays an overview?of essential – visual, content and process-oriented characteristics in my work. The title Reading of my work points literally to this ‘reading’, for the beholder and myself. The work acts as both criterion and retrospective."

General Residency
05.09.2016 - 09.09.2016

 

Reading of my work

Reading of my work - detail

Reading of my work - detail

Reading of my work - detail

Reading of my work - detail

Reading of my work - detail

Reading of my work - detail

Reading of my work - detail

Reading of my work - detail

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