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07.02.2020 20:00

book launch

Pay what you can

Posture Editions presents:
Nikolaas Demoen — Labyrinth

Posture Editions presents:
Nikolaas Demoen — Labyrinth book launch
07/02/20 — 8pm

Labyrinth takes us on a walk through the spaces constructed within the pages of the book and visualises a world in which the exit can’t be found. With the morphology of the house (windows, doors, steps and curtains) and the theatre (curtains, stage, perspective), a world is evoked in which nothing can serve as a point of reference. The experience is similar to surfing on the internet, scrolling through instagram, unfolding the gallery map of Art Brussels or shopping in a French supermarket.
All images in the book are woodcuts. Christophe Van Gerrewey has written a text that actually creates an imbroglio. The entire book is printed in letterpress.

The launch of Labyrinth coincides with the presentation of 'Papers, Books and Bolero'*, a new film by Nikolaas Demoen.



*The film 'Papers, Books and Bolero' is a dialogue between French philosophers, fictionalized in cardboard, and found images in books and miscellaneous documents; it suggests in fact a possible relation between the different images. The film features on the one hand works belonging to the history of art (Tiepolo, Palladio,...) and on the other hand images from glossy magazines (Purple Fashion, Vogue). Both very different sources are linked through sculptural artefacts made from cardboard and clay.
On the rhythm of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, one by one the papers and books appear, gradually intoxicating the audience’s senses.

Papers, Books and Bolero, 2020, 16 x 9, 7:02 min.
in collaboration with Christophe Albertijn
Music: Maurice Ravel, Bolero, conducted by Lorin Maazel

Nikolaas Demoen is a visual artist and publisher, based in Ghent, Belgium. In his work he explores the relationship between modern culture and the tradition of beauty in the arts, and how the individual human being is constantly crossing these artificial borders.

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Postkaart labyrinth