Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm
Filip Van Dingenen
Filip Van Dingenen
Algae Diplomacy - Almanac series
2021
Aquarelle on paper
50 × 65 cm

Works

“if we take care of our coastal lines, our coastal line will take care of us”


(Connemara spell)


“A LOT OF ALGAE

DIPLOMACY IS PLAY”


Learning from her mother and aunties about how to identify, collect and cook native Hawaiian seaweed from Maui's intertidal zone, Abbott grew up loving local species such as Limu kala (saragassum echinocarpum). Lima kala, Abbott would explain, is probably the most important seaweed in Hawaii. People eat it, turtles eat it. And kala means “ to forgive”. It is used in purification ceremonies like ho'oponopono, the Hawaiian reconciliation process. (G. di Chirio "Seaweed, 'soul-ar' panels, and other entanglements," in Adamson and Davis (eds). Humanities for the Environment. Routledge, 2017).


Filip Van Dingenen is a multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of the Ecole  Mondiale in Brussels. He was a researcher at LUCA School of Arts in Ghent/ Brussels and an affiliated researcher at the Laboratory of Education and Society at KU Leuven. He was a researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academy (2013), associate artist in residence with Mark Dion at ACA (2008), and developed projects in  Artist Residency Programs at Irish Museum of Modern Art (2008), Wiels Art Center (2009) Banff Arts Center (2013), Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski  Castle (2015) and worked in Ireland, Argentina, and Equatorial Guinea. He has written numerous articles for journals and magazines and has authored several artist books. His works and performances are presented at 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (2018), Biennale de Casablanca (2018), LIAF, Norway (2017), Royal  Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren (2013), Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro  (2009), Centro Cultural Español en Bata (2008), Santa Monica Art Center,  Barcelona (2006), 7hours Haus19 - Humboldt University & Museum for Natural  History Berlin (2005).


Hélène Meyer is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. She studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, graduated in 2016.

"Buoyant greenery set in psychedelic tones. Polychromatic vibrations ooze from cut-up vegetation, cramped in confinement. An impregnable forest which leaves an open path for you to step into. Hélène Meyer depicts her mineral-eroded leaves on a life-size scale. She lets them swirl, twirl and wind, submerged in a technicoloured spectrum of subaquatic colours. The evoked landscapes seek to connect, or draw parallels between imagined inner worlds and the kingdom of plants. As a painter, the building blocks of Meyer’s visual vocabulary originated in Taroudant, Morocco. Fascinated by the hypnotic interplay between Mediterranean bright lights, bold colours and repetitive motifs, she extracted symbols, patterns and forms from the man- made architectural vestiges of the city. Over the past years, these abstracted forms have gradually evolved to arrive at organic and botanical shapes, more indebted to nature’s creational processes than to those of humankind ..."

Text by Evelyn Simons

May 26 - June 26, 2021
Brussels

Seaweed Stories - Algae Diplomacy

Filip Van Dingenen

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