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019 is an artist-run exhibition, performance and work space occupying a former welding factory in Ghent. The project is initiated and run by Smoke & Dust (an artist collective founded in 20)8 by Valentijn Goethals, Tim Bryon and Tomas Lootens) together with Bieke Criel, Michiel De Cleene, Olivier Goethals, Mathieu Serruys, Kobe Vandenberghe and many others.

The interdisciplinary collective that connects means of production and presentation in the Ghent space, will for HORST build one of three music stages, responding to the castle’s context yet also aligning with their practice as co-authors of scenes characterized by collaboration and discovery.

“We gradually developed the place into an assembly of undergrounds for public and artistic encounter, an emerging space for collaboration that was grounded on the premise that all media at our disposal were common grounds to be rediscovered. That’s when the work began.” (website 019)

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Atelier Bow Wow

Atelier Bow Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based architecture firm, founded in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima. The firm is well known for its domestic and cultural architecture and its research exploring the urban conditions of micro, ad hoc architecture.

Their book ‘Micro Public Spaces’ includes devices proposed by Atelier Bow-Wow which create social platforms.


Atelier Bow-Wow has also acquired an enthusiastic following through its innovative projects at exhibitions such as the Venice, the São Paulo, and the Chicago Biennale as well as at venues such as the Hayward Gallery (London) and the Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin).


At HORST, Atelier Bow-Wow will design one of the three music stages, hereby reflecting on the social platform a dancefloor can be.

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Caroline Coolen

Caroline Coolen

Caroline Coolen is a Belgian sculptor who compresses the kaleidoscopic impressions of the outside world - what she calls “Umwelt” - in one single image. Collating and assembling different materials and textures, she creates a boundless time and space in which humans, animals and nature unite. Although she usually starts from modelling, her work takes the form of large-scale sculptures and drawings, which are often presented as immersive and sensory installations.

 

Coolen (b. 1975, B) has shown widely in both solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and the Netherlands. She has also made art for public spaces, and has been a manifold prize laureate.  

 

One of her existing works will be presented at HORST 2018.

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Children Of The Light

Children Of The Light

Children of the Light is the collaboration of Amsterdam-based visual artists Christopher Gabriel (b. 1980, SE) and Arnout Hulskamp (b. 1978, NL), founded in 2012. In their practice as Children of the Light, they tend to both entrance and mystify the public, creating abstract and highly spherical scenographies and installations with light, fog, reflections and animations.

 

Children of the Light have exhibited their installation work worldwide in public space and museums, but also in clubs, concert halls and festivals, because they frequently collaborate with musicians and artists on praised stage designs. They currently have a long-term residency at De School, where they are responsible for the institution’s light plan.

 

For HORST, they will make one of the three stages in line with their collective practice.

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Club Efemeer

Club Efemeer

Club Efemeer creates atypical in situ light installations and scenography. These works are autonomous yet intangible creations, often in dialogue with performing and visual arts, clubs and festivals and public space. Club Efemeer is a collaboration since 2017 between visual artists Arnaud De Wolf (b. 1981, B) and Maarten Vanermen (b. 1986, B) with the support of Cas-co Leuven.

 

The photographic and video work of Arnaud De Wolf deals with the frailty and evanescence inherent to both natural and cultural time and space. Maarten Vanermen uses both analogue and digital media in his own work to visually dissect the relation between light, time, space and our perception of these ephemeral components.

 

For this edition of HORST Arts & Music Festival, Club Efemeer will produce a new scenographic light installation in relation to the Horst Castle’s pond.

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Collective Practice

Collective Practice

Collective Practice is a design studio with students, mentored by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh and Michiel Helbig (KULeuven).

For the third music stage of HORST, they conducted research into the possibilities of the informal ‘shelter’, to create an entirely new space on the festival. Titled “Final Stage” (a reference to the last edition of the festival on this location) they made colourful and loosely hanging constructions in a sailing fabric which simultaneously add to the atmosphere yet also provide protection. The quest led to a new typology, in which a series of hanging vaults turned upside down converge in a single central point. A small yellow version with four pieces is suspended above the ‘lecture space’; the big red version with five pieces is a new music stage. An enquiry into the essence of ‘the roof’ in architecture.

 

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Erki De Vries & Pieter Huybrechts

Erki De Vries & Pieter Huybrechts

Since 2012, artist and scenographer Erki De Vries (b. 1978, B) & photographer Pieter Huybrechts (b. 1977, B) work together on the “BookProject”, a long term project in which installation, photography, video work and the development of a book follow and stimulate each other throughout different stages. The project is a thorough-going research into grasping the characteristics of a space, by either repeating or reversing them.

Erki De Vries & Pieter Huybrechts have shown the manifold manifestations of their book project in both gallery and museum settings, but as of recently also in outdoors and public spaces.

Their presentation at HORST will depart from a decomposition of the specific location, in which specific architectural elements are isolated and used as the starting point for new spaces, shaped by continuous self-reflection.

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Katja Mater

Katja Mater

The practice of Katja Mater (b. 1979, NL) focuses on the possibilities and limitations of photography and film. She plays with their parameters and creates hybrids between different optical media, installation and performance, hence documenting something that often is positioned beyond our human ability to see.

Not only is her work functioning as the lead image for this year’s edition of HORST Arts & Music Festival, she will also be presenting a video installation using traditional means of measuring (hands and arms) as a starting point for a visual research in order and proportion.

Katja Mater has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in The Netherlands and beyond. She has most recently done residencies at Maison Van Doesburg (FR) and Frans Masereel Centrum (B), and has been listed for art prizes, including two nominations for the Prix de Rome (in 2013 and 2015, NL). Her work is held in major arts institutions in the Netherlands, including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Bonnefantenmuseum and FOAM.

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Leon Vranken

Leon Vranken

Leon Vranken (b. 1975, B) disposes existing objects of their original function, and combines the stripped shapes that remain with geometrical cubes, triangles and globes. With wit and art historical references aplenty, he confuses our perception of reality. His installations are simple, yet not simplistic, meticulous interventions which always respond to the space they are shown in, but which in turn are also shaped by the way visitors navigate that space and interact with them.

 

Vranken has shown work in solo and group shows in important arts institutions in Belgium, including Z33 and Middelheimmuseum, and abroad, including Bonnefantenmuseum (NL), Art Basel Miami (USA) and South London Gallery (UK). He is represented by gallery Meessen De Clercq.

 

On the grounds of the castle, Vranken will present a sculptural installation, playfully exploring ways in which to cross a brook.

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Sheila Hicks

Sheila Hicks

Sheila Hicks (b. 1934, USA) is mostly known for her use of textile, exploring different “thread languages” by weaving, stitching, and braiding, inspired by her worldwide travels and study of indigenous techniques. Her works range in scale from the minimes to the monumental, but are always remarkable in both their colourful and composite formalism on the one hand, and their anthropologic and tactile materiality on the other.

 

After half a century of working on the borders of art, design and craft, there has recently been a renewed interest in the pioneering and timeless qualities of her work. She has had solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2018), Textielmuseum (Tilburg, 2016) and the Hayward Gallery (London, 2015). Moreover, she was selected for the Venice (2017), Whitney (2014) and Sao Paulo (2012) Biennial. Her works are held in some of the most important collections in the world, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Gallery and V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, and The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, among others.

 

For HORST, Hicks will present an existing large-scale work, adapted to the specific site of HORST Castle.

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horstartsandmusic.com Castle of Horst Holsbeek, Belgium
It’s with pride & pleasure that we’re able to announce HORST Arts & Music Festival’s fifth & final edition. We’ll celebrate our anniversary on September 7, 8 & 9 with an extra day & a third stage on offer.

HORST is & has always been the sum of its people. So do join us to celebrate one last time & stay informed about what’s coming next.

Festival

07.09 — 09.09
Amid the beautiful surroundings, the water & woods of the Horst Castle, we’ll be inviting a top-drawer music and art line-up for a spellbinding weekend with an extra third stage & day on offer.
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Expo

07.09 — 27.10
A yearly exhibition of in-situ visual art in the public space surrounding the Horst Castle. A series of temporary and permanent interventions that highlight existing elements and reframe the current castle's surroundings.
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