LAZNIA 2 2017 - Wannes Goetschalckx UWIĘZIONY | STUCK
Finissage: 24.02.2017 r, between 5 – 8 p.m.
LAZNIA 2 Centre For Contemporary Art, 5 Strajku Dokerów Street, Gdańsk 
We would like to invite you to grande finale of the performative artistic residency of Wannes Goetschalckx! What would be the end of this one-month proccess?
Between 27.01 – 24.02.2017 the artist is rematining and working only only in the exhibition space of LAZNIA 2 CCA, focusing entirely on artistic work. For a month, a gallery became his living and creative space. As days of the residency are passing by, the artist is gradually decreasing his space by building walls around him, enclosing himself more and more in a snow white gallery box.
Daily progress can be followed on artist’s Facebook:
After finissage there will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition space, during the weekend of 25-26.02.2017 r., between 12:00 - 18:00 p.m., where the effects of the Friday’s project finale will be visible.
We build borders. We build borders around our cities, around our countries. We build borders around our minds. To keep others out. Other ideas, other points of view, other structures, other habits. We set limits to our abilities. We are safe, but sorry. Occasionally we break down a wall. We enjoy the wide view and the fresh air. We explore new ideas, different viewpoints, refreshing structures, alien habits. Exploring leads to claiming, claiming leads to guarding. Guarding is bulding. We build borders. – the artist describes his project.
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Wannes Goetschalckx creates performative installations, in which the limitations and abilities of his own body play an important role. He struggles with the space and own made objects and introduces elements of game, humor and visual language into his projects. Goetschalckx combines objects into sculptural settings, which he later analyses, changes and uses for his performative actions. ‘Being’ and dealing with the created by the artist space/object become a starting point for producing a documentation, presented later as a video.
Goetschalckx explores the issue of emotional and physical constraints, imposed by our living environment. Challenging his own body and mind in a physical and mental way, his work reveals how man’s own limitations influence human life.
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