Wouter Huis (°1974, Oosterbroek, Nederland) is a visual artist who works with different media. He currently lives and works in Brussels and Hoensbroek. In his works Huis shifts the limits of mental and architectural space, the borders of private and public space, the real and the fictive, delving into the elusiveness of almost-invisible ‘random’ details, such as the “touchy” pairing of corners, or the ambiguity of black matter. Huis creates minimal objects, interactive (video) installations, photographs and (performative) screenings, and makes interventions in exhibitions and public spaces. He questions (un)conscious methods of categorization, (re)presentation, projection, inversion, contradiction, coincidence and literality/shifting by focussing on small and (so-called) objective changes in space.
During his residency in the FMC in August 2016 he worked with the obsolete images of television static, known from out of the time VHS tapes and antennas were still common to acquire a signal. As a kind of nostalgic longing the still images are re-produced with screen-printing, where a single image is layered printed in red, green and blue. The minimal position difference of the screen in every layer makes a vibrant colour shift. This resulted in several series of twenty-four prints, the same as the amount of frames in a second.
15.08.2016 - 02.09.2016