[NetBehaviour] Frank Theys / Nikolaas Demoen / SoundImageCulture

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Frank Theys / Nikolaas Demoen / SoundImageCulture

Netwerk / center for contemporary art


Frank Theys Nachtkoorts

Frank Theys (°1963, Brussels) is a philosopher, artist and filmmaker. 
His work has been honoured with several international awards and is 
among the collections at MOMA (New York), MuHKA (Antwerp), SMAK (Ghent) 
and Centre National de la Cinematography (Paris).

In Netwerk he presents the new film installation Night Fever, a portrait 
of a character with an anxiety disorder. The installation is a free 
variation on Kafka's The Cave. The work depicts a man trapped in his own 
house, his own world, where he cultivates his fear uncertain begging for 
help. Image, sound, editing and layout are constructed in a way to bring 
this disturbing experience and identity over the public as vividly as 
possible, to allow them to literally crawl within the head of the 
character. To achieve this, the artist explores the consequences of 
editing techniques applied to a multi-screen setup.

The film Night Fever was produced by MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art 
Antwerp), VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Brussels) and Netwerk / centre 
for contemporary art, Aalst.

Nikolaas Demoen L'inconnu

Nikolaas Demoen (°1965) lives and works in Ghent. He is active as an 
artist, teaches at St. Lukas Antwerp and makes books. He has exhibited, 
among others, in Brussels (SECONDroom) and Beaufort 2006.

For the solo exhibition L'inconnu, he creates an installation with 
projections of films and drawings that offer intriguing responses to the 
modernist visual language. Via drawings and prints one sees photographs, 
objects, films and installations that explore the interaction between 
form, body and meaning. On the border between irony and poetry he seeks 
to give the ideals of abstract art a breath of new life through a 
figurative approach.

SoundImageCulture Poetics of Observation

Florence Aigner & Laurent Van Lancker / Christian Coppin, Talibé Diallo, 
Mamadou Dramé, Hamadou Ka, Cheikh Ndiaye & Laurent Van Lancker / Charles 
Fairbanks / Marie Gehin / Charlotte Grégoire / Tine Guns / Segolène 
Neyroud / Els Opsomer / Tülin Özdemir / Eric Pauwels / Chloé Salembier / 
An van. Dienderen & Didier Volckaert / Susanne Weck / Lieve Willekens

Created in 2007, SoundImageCulture is a Brussels-based workspace 
proposing a yearly nine-month programme for artists, filmmakers and 
social scientists to develop artistic projects operating in the 
intersection between anthropology, documentary and audiovisual art. This 
exhibition presents a selective survey of the work produced during the 
first five editions of the programme, although just like at SIC, the 
emphasis will not be on the 'results' but first and foremost on the 
engaged creative and reflexive process itself. Bringing the participants 
to interrogate – formally and ethically – their relation both to their 
audience and to their subject, SIC raises a question fundamental to all 
documentary practice: how to represent the other?

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