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After All, Everything Is Different In The End


After All, Everything Is Different In The End

Mike Carremans / Brandon LaBelle / Gent Clapping Group /
Nate Harrison / Jeuno JE Kim / Raimundas MalaĊĦauskas /
Joris van de Moortel / Tisha Mukarji / Sarah Pierce /
Thus & Hence / Ultra-red / Katarina Zdjelar /
plus Jean-Luc Godard, Len Lye and Norman McLaren

Curated by Jens Maier-Rothe

September 25 - October 18, 2009
HISK / Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187A, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Thursday to Sunday from 14.00 till 18.00
Opening: 25 september 18.00

This exhibition, a group show in and out of sync, deals with the question how listening is characterized by simultaneity and thereby becomes subject to different notions of synchronicity. Or we might say, all this is about the fact that one and one is not two, but one and one.

Based on the simple fact that every listening situation coincides with other sonic or visual influences, the exhibition instigates a dialogue on the processes behind simultaneous levels of perception. Works by twelve artists using different media investigate listening as a simultaneous activity. From various perspectives, the artists observe how listening in particular has the ability to fabricate and deconstruct an idea of synchronicity, and with it a desire for and against it. Ultimately, every work sets out a different direction to turn these observations into a terrain for critical inquiry.

In an attempt to open up new spaces where critical positions and new perspectives on sound and listening can merge to enable a radical sonic thinking, the show leaves the boundaries of the unitary exhibition/listening space behind and explores unknown fields: things happen in distant places simultaneously, a radio station broadcasts the imagination of a radio broadcast, the audience is invited to submit invisible sculptures, one hundred people act as metronomes, and sounds are teleported to spy out military grounds.

On two evenings we are pleased to present as bonus tracks:

October 5, 20.00 Film night
Weekend by Jean-Luc Godard and short films by Len Lye and Norman McLaren
With an introduction by Hans Martens, Artistic director HISK
Art Cinema OFFoff, Begijnhof ter Hoye, Lange Violettestraat 237, 9000 Ghent

October 10, 02.00-03.00 Radio program
Radio Dinner by Raimundas MalaĊĦauskas
Radio Urgent FM 105.3 MHz in Ghent and nearer region
Online stream at http://www.urgent.fm/luisteronline


After All, Everything Is Different In The End is supported by the Flemish Community in the framework of Curator Curator, a project initiated by Maarten Vanden Eynde and Maaike Gouwenberg in collaboration with the HISK.