"Time" at Société d'Electricité
Sept. 7 - Nov. 11, 2017. Brussels.
Société is an experimental exhibition space aiming to put electronic arts in a contemporary and art historical perspective.
'Time is the most difficult term to define in our life, since it is our life itself. To show or to reflect upon is already a paradox.’ Nam June Paik
We all know what time is. Difficulties entangle however as soon as we consciously
reflect on time and bring into account both objective as subjective time. Unlike
many other notions, our understanding of time depends of our subjective perception
based on an individual reference system which is differing of an exact, objective
time notion. Time is such an elementary concept that while everyone knows what
is pointed at, it is hardly impossible to describe it precisely.
Accordingly, the exhibition presents artistic models which challenge the notion of time from both different as unusual angles, ranging from objective models to measure and calculate time, to empiric exploration of natural phenomena, over the examination and interrogation of history, to the documentation of personal life experience and the play of individual mythology.
After the exhibitions of 'xerox' and 'modus operandi' this show is the third of a chapter reflecting on the heritage of conceptual art in algorithmic art.
Exhibited artists : Art & Language, Jeffrey Michael Austin, Jérémie Bennequin, Julien Berthier, Patrick Bernatchez, Mel Bochner, Joshua Citarella & Brad Troemel, Claude Closky, Hanne Darboven, Edith Dekyndt, Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves, David de Tscharner, Fabien Giraud & Raphael Siboni, Mark Geffriaud, David Guez, On Kawara, Joseph Kosuth, LAb[au], La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela, Peter Lemmens, Albertine Meunier, Nathalie Brevet_Hughes Rochette, Roman Opalka, Bertrand Planes, Sébastien Reuzé, Seth Siegelaub, Hirushi Sugimoto, Christophe Terlinden, Kris Van Dessel and others.