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13 Dec 2008

Error One 'Into the Light' in Antwerp

©Pierre Bismuth (Fr)

An international project for contemporary art with video, audio and light installations in the city


Thursday 18 December 2008 at 7 p.m.
Performance Caron Geary (UK) at 9 p.m.


Leopold de Waelplaats

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The eleventh edition of ERROR ONE brings together international artists who work with video, audio, photo and light installations. These contemporary works of art are displayed in interaction with the city, on façades, windows and screens around the Leopold De Waelplaats in Antwerp, in the vicinity of the Royal Museum of Fine Art. This project will take place during the late afternoons and nights from December 19 to January 4. Into the Light could serve as a counterbalance to the dearth of light on the shortest and darkest days of the year.

The opening of this project will take place in the entrance hall of the Royal Museum for Fine Arts, Antwerp, on Thursday 18 December at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., London artist Caron Geary, known as FERAL in the London music scene, will give a performance closely related to her photographic work. This performance was last seen in P.S.1, PART OF WACK!, New York.

Participating artists: Thomas Bayrle (GER), Pierre Bismuth (FR), Nikolaus Gansterer (AU), Caron Geary (UK), INTERFACULTYgroup, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (BE)

Into the Light addresses the status of the image and its complex interaction with its surroundings. The works brought together here display the participating artist's differing attitudes and methodologies. They were selected for their complexity, their complementarity and their potential for inciting the viewer to take another look at reality.

Thomas Bayrle investigates the infrastructure of the visual surroundings and weaves patterns into visually complex superstructures. Pierre Bismuth deconstructs common patterns of perception and adds to them an element of astonishment. Nikolaus Gansterer confronts us with a dubious, complex system of scientific theories as well as the boundary between nature, culture and art. Caron Geary's photographic work poses questions about identity and gender. For Into the Light, the INTERFACULTYgroup produced a new work for a specific location, namely, a future hotel on the Leopold de Waelplaats. The work is the result of a process of cooperation that reacts to the spatial and social context. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven's psychedelic computer animations bear witness to a fascination for technology and its influence on humanity and society.

Presentations daily from 5 p.m. until late at night on the Leopold De Waelplaats in Antwerp—the square in front of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts.

In the framework of Into the Light, ERROR ONE is also working together with young curators and artists on a new initiative. Parallel to the project's exterior locations, a new exhibition space – REIS – is opening on the first and second floors of Kasteelstraat 3. The group exhibition Multiple 12 will be running there simultaneously with Into the Light. For this opening exhibition, all the available space will be filled with the work of 6 artists who have been invited by an equivalent number of curators. REIS and ERROR ONE invite everyone to get acquainted with the new space and the work of the participating artists: Dirk Bogaert, Ninon Brière (Fr), Wim Catrysse, Shelbatra Yashari, Riaan Van Jaarsveldt (SA) and Pieter Vermeersch. Curators and organizers of this first exhibition: Tuur Delodder, Alan Quireyns, Katleen Schueremans, Lieve Sysmans, Ben Van den Berghe, Marthe Van Dessel and Wouter Van der Hallen. (Info: Wouter Van der Hallen, of 0477/935483)

The information center for Into the Light is located in the Museum Café, CAMU, Leopold De Waelplaats in Antwerp, and is open daily from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., except on Mondays, 25 and 31 December, and 1 and 2 January. After closing time of the KMSKA, the information center and the CAMU are accessible via the stairs on the right side of the KMSKA. A second information center: REIS, Kasteelstraat 3, opening hours Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presentations 'Into the Light'
18 December 2008 – 4 January 2009
Leopold De Waelplaats, Antwerp: Square at KMSKA, Nero, Revista, Vooruitzicht NV, Zeno X Gallery
Daily from 5 p.m. until late at night

Parallel: REIS – 'Multiple 12'
18 December 2008 – 4 January 2009
Kasteelstraat 3, Antwerp
Friday to Sunday from 5-8 p.m.