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  • Item:MER-1348

    In Practice, Philippe Vander Maren & Richard Venlet

    In this book, together with Pierre Chabard, Philippe Vander Maren and Richard Venlet explore and explicit the design process of House D through a set of unpublished work documents such as sketches, scale models, series of annotated plans, collages and pictures. They retrace the collaboration with the client, the exchanges between the architect and the artist, the moments of discovery of essential features of the design, the similarities and dissonances with architectural precedents. This book was produced following the In Practice conference in Liège, Galerie Opéra, on June 12th 2018. In Practice is an initiative of Harold Fallon (KU Leuven) and Benoît Vandenbulcke (ULiège). Initially, In Practice were conferences at which architects were invited to unveil their working documents and tell their story. These short conferences were followed by a conversation with a panel of critics, architects, editors and academics. Architecture opened up to the modalities of research.With this book, In Practice goes further and positions itself at the heart of research, while remaining at the heart of the architect’s work. The book is written on the basis of collected statements. Or rather, it is written by many hands: the external outlook and inner knowledge complement each other. The work dissects the genesis of a project, it shares the doubts, it extracts the mechanisms that lead to choices and it discovers the intuitions which make poetry.


    €24.00
  • Item:MER-1347

    Chantier Construction Site, AgwA

    AgwA shows work in progress: execution as a verb. A collection of collected images. Without a necessary order or sequence. Enlarged and then zoomed in again. But moments that had to be visualised at that time. Perhaps merely to serve as witness. Perhaps ultimately as an unencumbered catalogue of which only this or that will really be understood later on. Or will even be used. AgwA makes work of work in progress: exe¬cution as a context. That all of those images are collected is not odd. Not odd in and of itself. As situated: the importance of the building site. But also not strange for AgwA itself. The work itself of AgwA. Increasingly the work situates the idea of what a building truly is. How it is made. Or rather, how it is actually made. — Jan De Vylder 



    AgwA is a Brussels based architecture office. The projects of AgwA architects focus mainly on public infrastructures and buildings for collectivities in Belgium. Amongst these, reconversion projects in complex urban contexts are predominant. In these loaded surroundings, AgwA aims at clear spatial cuts which can be built in a very straightforward way. To achieve this, the internal resources of architecture are fundamental. Structures, construction materials, ample spatial systems and a precise contextual positioning are at the heart of their design strategies. Their architecture is simultaneously ordinary and exceptional.



    Photographs by AgwA, Filip Dujardin, Antoine Espinasseau, Delphine Mathy and Sévérin Malaud. Texts by Jan De Vylder (architects de vylder vinck taillieu, Ghent) and Tom Emerson (6a architects, London). AgwA partners : Benoît Burquel, Harold Fallon, Benoît Vandenbulcke


    €20.00
  • Item:MER-1339

    Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage, Mira Sanders

    Under the generic title of Journal of a user of space, Mira Sanders (°1973, Brussels) develops a manifold oeuvre on mapping and territory as well as architecture and social space. The network of lines as well as the physical and temporal trajectories of her wanderings, constitutes through her drawings, videos and installations, a work of fiction inspired by the everyday and the trivial. As an invitation to multiple travels, Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage was presented during two exhibitions, at Argos – Center for Art and Media in Brussels in 2016 and at the Musée d’art contemporain de la ­Haute-Vienne, Château de Rochechouart in 2018.


    €19.00
  • Item:MER-1336

    Un nouveau musée, Simon Boudvin

    French artist Simon Boudvin (°1979) brought a narrative but also political depth to the architectural project of building the new museum of folklore in Mouscon. His work consisted in inserting bricks that were recovered from the demolition sites of several small heritages in Mouscron. The bricks inserted in the facade contribute to the story of the preservation of tradition and minor architecture under threat. As part of the work, the book 'Un Nouveau Musée' consists of a text by the artist, in which he extensively descibes the museum, without showing it.


    €20.00
  • Item:MER-1311

    The Matrix Project, Thierry Lagrange

    The Matrix Project comprises two contexts, namely photographic work of architect Thierry Lagrange and the self-reflective trajectory that he developed during his doctorate at KULeuven. Lagrange’s practice-based research developed to an autonomous artistic project, in which he studied the signification and nature of observation within a creative process. Through his multifaceted practice as an architect, photographer and researcher, Lagrange developed ‘The Matrix Method’; a method that stimulates creativity within different contexts and can be implemented for example in art education. For the Matrix Project, 25 years’ worth of photographs was entered into a context of research and presents a new perspective on different ways of seeing in our present visual culture.



    Thierry Lagrange (°1970) is a civil engineer/architect. He runs the architecture office ALT-architectuur. He is active as a photographer and videomaker and finished his doctorate Look Here Now, Mapping Design Trajectories. Legrange is lecturer an researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven. 


    €35.00
  • Item:MER-1277

    3 boek 7 8 9 (box set), Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

    Open now for pre-order. Shipments will start January 11, 2018.



    First 53: €297

    Next 31: €353

    Last 29: €451



    3 boek 7 8 9 is a publication by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu in collaboration with MER. Paper Kunsthalle. The box set of three books gives an extended overview of both built and unbuilt work by the office, realised over the past decade.



    As a box set, 3 boek 7 8 9 follows the already published 1 boek 1 2 3 and the not yet published 2 boek 4 5 6. In contrast to the first set of books – fully edited by the office itself and conceived as a continuous, associative, cross-referencing text – this third set takes an opposite approach. The box compiles three existing monographs – a re-enactment of the out-of-print 2G N. 66, the 13th catalogue from the series De aedibus international and the recently published a+u 561 17:06 – and brings these ‘as-found objects’ together as one narrative.



    The editorial strategy employed in connecting the three separate monographs is an extension of the office’s overall attitude towards architecture, as demonstrated in their work. Using the formal interventions of copying and cutting, the monographs – each with their own household identity – are appropriated and related to each other. As such, the box set not only presents an overview of projects, it embodies these projects in the texture of the publication itself.



    3 boek 7 8 9 is available in a limited edition of 113 handnumbered issues and is accompanied by a short essay on architects’ books by Moritz Küng.


    €353.00
  • Item:MER-1274

    DO'UN, CD

    tracklist:

    1. DO’UN (56:24)



    Release date: November, 2017

    All music composed by Mireille Capelle

    With HERMESensemble (musicians: Peter Merckx, Marc Tooten, Stijn Saveniers, Karin De Fleyt, Geert Callaert, Melike Tarhan, and Osama Abdulrasol)

    Mastered by Jack Allett

    Front image
    : Anish Kapoor, White Dark VIII, 2000, Fiberglass and paint. © Anish Kapoor, 2017.

    Produced with the support of the Flemish Community

    Design by Jeroen Wille



    DO’UN is an Architecture Sonore composed for the exhibition INTUITION curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, at Palazzo Fortuny, in Venice, 2017. 



    The world of Mireille Capelle is one of music and theatre. She has performed as a singer in numerous European opera houses, under the artistic direction of the foremost stage directors and conductors. Mireille Capelle is singing professor at the Ghent School of Arts and member of the artistic board of HERMESensemble.



    She has a particular affinity with contemporary music and art, characterized by many encounters with the most important contemporary composers. DO’UN is an “architecture sonore” (“sonic architecture”) composed for the ­exhibition INTUITION (2017) curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti in Venice. ­Mireilles sound scapings are electronic sculptures to be performed as a live format. DO’UN was presented as a live installation by Mireille Capelle and HERMES­ensemble with visual artist Angel Vergara at Palazzo Fortuny in May 2017.



    Inspiration for DO’UN comes from the philosophy of the Greek philosopher Democritus and his ideas about cosmology and the void. DO’UN is a one-hour piece characterized by rich sonic layers ­embedded in a drony atmosphere. A very intuitive piece.



    Mireille Capelle in her words about the piece: Even though when I talk about it, I find that intuition is closer to mind than instinct, the sound architecture DO’UN, created for ­Intuition, seems to prove the opposite. This piece is very sensory. ­Perhaps ­intuition is what most closely connects visual to auditory art. Sound needs the sensitivity of the physical body to receive intuitive auditory information. As if listening to the invisible is really a human act, a human need. Something that is within us and that we inevitably seek, either consciously or unconsciously. The rhythm that is often used for the communication of ancient peoples with the invisible universe, and that goes against our rationality, is present in the installation. The meaning of the call, the sense of water and fire, a predominance of the colours Si and Fa. Yes, there is a lot of fire and a lot of water in Do’un’s waves. Clear yellow flame.



    Biography



    Mireille Capelle appeared in various films and plays, as in an impressive number of operatic roles ­including Wagnerian parts such as Eva and Kundry, or ­Salome and Der Komponist (Richard Straus) and a slew of French characters from Charlotte and ­Metella to Jeanne d’Arc (Jeann d’Arc au bûcher, by ­Honegger). In parallel she developped a large concert ­repertoire including main sacred and secular works from early baroque to contemporary music. She sang under the baton of Marc Minkowski, Jos Van ­Immerseel, ­Massimo Zanetti, Sylvain Cambreling, Seiji Ozawa, Silvio Varviso …and was directed by Robert Carsen, Guy Joosten, Andrea Breth, ­Krzysztof Warlikowski, ­Alvis Hermanis…



    Mireille Capelle belongs to the most versatile singers of her generation. She manages to combine most intimate singing as a classical recitalist and opera singeer with pioneering all round “performances” as a vocalist, ­composer and soundscaper. Her apport to contemporary music is enormous, including fruitful encounters with composers such as Cage, Crumb, Carter, Maxwell ­Davis, Kagel, Battistelli, Sciarrino, Brewaeys, ­Hubber, Wim ­Henderickx… Furthermore she is linked to the HERMESensemble as a member of the artistic committee and performer.



    Her sound scapings also defined as Sonic Architecture, are electronic sculptures to be performed as a live format. The first one, Kinesis Akinetos, was created at the art community Kanaal Axel Vervoordt (B), beneath the Anish Kapoor installation entitled “At the age of the World”. Nefesh and Ruach were created at the “Contemporary Music Festival” in Liège (B). Anello and Tra at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, eventually Naga had its première in Paris.



    As a Professor at the Royal school of arts from Gent she has since many years largely contributed to the all round vocal education of the next generation singers.



    Discography



    – Mireille Capelle, Anello. Naga. Sunyata (Triple CD set, audioMER., 2009)

    – Mireille Capelle with HERMESensemble, Aurum (CD, Inspiratum, 2015)

    – Mireille Capelle, DO’UN (CD, audioMER., 2017)





    REVIEWS



    Vital Weekly

    Sometimes land on this desk, where I scratch my head and think ‘oke, so is this all about’; this release by Mireille Capelle is one. “The world of Mireille Capelle is one of music and theatre. She has performed as a singer in numerous European opera houses, under the artistic direction of the foremost stage directors and conductors. Mireille Capelle is singing professor at the Ghent School of Arts and member of the artistic board of HERMESensemble”, I read on the website. She has a triple CD set on the same label (in 2009) and one by Inspiratum, and with one called ‘Sunyata’, I was thinking I tapped into the world of new age perhaps. There are no instruments listed for the Hermes Ensemble, but I understand that that “DO’UN is an Architecture Sonore composed for the exhibition INTUITION curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, at Palazzo Fortuny, in Venice, 2017”. A lot of this deals with voices that much is clear. In the first half of the pieces these voices sound resonating through a space, wordless humming and such, but then moves over after the twenty-five minute in a spoken word piece, with various different voices reciting texts and a slow sort of drum sound below all of that. That lasts about ten or so minutes and then moves into that layered voice stuff again, but perhaps now with the addition of instruments (strings perhaps) or effects (reverb no doubt). While I thought this was a enjoyable release I am not sure what to make of it, and that is mostly due to the somewhat new age vibe that comes from this, but I might be entirely wrong about that. That wordless, long sustaining humming is not so much for me, but I liked the spoken word/drum bit and the more processed vocal stuff at the end. Strange one indeed. (Vital Weekly, October 2017)



    Look Hoes Talking, De Morgen

    De hoes van 'DO'UN', van Mireille Capelle toont Anish Kapoors 'White Dark VIII’. In de rubriek Look Hoes Talking gaan we op zoek naar het verhaal achter een Belgische platenhoes. Deze week: DO’UN, de nieuwe plaat van Mireille Capelle, met artwork van de Brits-Indische kunstenaar Anish Kapoor. In 1985 was Mireille Capelle in de running voor de Belgische inzending van het Eurovisiesongfestival. Vandaag staat ze vooral bekend als mezzosopraan, componiste, soundscaper en docente aan het conservatorium in Gent. Mireille Capelle componeerde DO’UN voor de tentoonstelling INTUITION van Axel Vervoordt en Daniela Ferretti in Venetië. Het resultaat is een uur durende soundscape van etherische elektronica – een fascinerende trip. “Het was een logische keuze om dit artwork te kiezen”, zegt ontwerper Jeroen Wille van platenlabel audioMER, “omdat het beeld White Dark VIII van Anish Kapoor deel uitmaakt van de tentoonstelling. Het is overigens ook de cover van het boek dat de expo begeleidt die nu loopt tijdens de Biënnale van Venetië.” Voor DO’UN haalde de Belgische artieste de mosterd bij de thematiek van void (Engels voor een gevoel van leegte, elv.). “Het is bovendien een centraal thema in het werk van Kapoor. Je moet zijn sculpturen fysiek ervaren. Je kan zijn werk moeilijk vatten, het is een intuïtieve beleving.” En dat is bij de soundscape van Capelle niet anders. “Dit werk mikt op je zintuigen. Er is slechts één ding dat visuele met auditieve kunst verbindt, en dat is intuïtie”, zegt ze. Anish Kapoor leverde zijn werk als coverbeeld, maar het artwork van DO’UN bestaat uit drie luiken, zegt Jeroen Wille. “Je vindt binnenin een zwart-wit foto uit Straatman van de Belgische kunstenaar Angel Vergara. Hij creëerde die performance, samen met Mireille, in Venetië. Het was dan ook logisch om dit beeld in het artwork te verwerken.” Er is daarnaast ook een woordenwolk. “De partituur van de compositie is niet uitgeschreven in noten, maar manifesteert zich als een grafische partituur en bevat woorden en fragmenten van zinnen. Er heeft een selectie de platenhoes gehaald”, aldus Wille. Mireille Capelle liet de muzikanten van het HERMESensemble die woorden en zinnen interpreteren en vertalen naar muziek. “Je zou het experimentele poëzie kunnen noemen. Het woordbeeld is even belangrijk als de woorden op zich.” Wille hield de platenhoes van DO’UN opvallend sober, maar dat was een bewuste keuze. “Gezien het minimale karakter van het artwork, zou typografie afbreuk doen aan het beeld.” Op de achterflap is de albumtitel in een Arabisch lettertype geschreven. Waarom? “DO’UN is de uitspraak van een oud Berbers woord. Mireille wilde een stuk maken over intuïtie, en bij haar onderzoek naar het begrip stootte ze op dit oude Arabische spoor. Het woord is een van de oudste beschrijvingen van het begrip.” DO’UN van Mireille Capelle verschijnt op 27/10 bij audioMER. / N.E.W.S. (Elmo Lê van, De Morgen, October 2017)


    €17.00
  • Item:MER-1212

    Parallellen 1975-2016, Werner Cuvelier

    The artist's book Parallellen presents an overview by Belgian artist Werner Cuvelier (° 1939) of a thousand years of western culture, through presenting significant and indispenable figures within the domains of architecture, philosophy, literature, music, the visual arts, film and photography, and science. Parallellen puts 300 characters to the fore, that to Cuvelier have had a major impact on western culture. In this intriguing book, men and women that shaped and altered history chronologically pass the revue; through their portraits and their main realizations. 


    €25.00
  • Item:MER-1194

    Libretto, Daniel Buren: une fresque

    On reconnaît l’œuvre de l'artiste français Daniel Buren (°1938) surtout par ses fameuses interventions de bandes verticales blanches et colorées, qui sont inspirées par les stores de magasins et bistrots parisiens. Due au caractère temporel de ses œuvres in situ, une rétrospective classique semble impossible. Pourtant Buren n'a pas hésité d'accepter le défi proposé par BOZAR, Le Palais des Beaux-Arts à Bruxelles. C'est là que l'exposition Une Fresque est née. L'exposition est pensée en deux parties intégrées: tout d'abord un film que Buren a composé et qui évoque toutes ses interventions désormais disparues. La deuxième partie comprend une grande installation qui connecte ses célèbres bandes à de nombreux artistes (en total plus de cent) du vingtième et vingt-et-unième siècle qui ont, de près ou de loin, influencés et inspirés l'artiste. Sont entres autres inclus dans l'exposition pensée par Buren: Paul Cézanne, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Sol LeWitt, Pierre Huyghe, Pascal Marthine Tayou, … et Daniel Buren. Avec l'exposition Une Fresque, l'artiste a créé une intervention unique et nouvelle qui est en interaction constante avec l'architecture du Palais des Beaux-Arts. Ce sont tous ces éléments qui sont au cœur de cette exposition insolite à visiter du 19 février jusqu'à 22 mai 2016. La publication associée est pensée et conçue comme un journal conforme Le Buren Times, un journal créé par Buren consacré à son exposition dans le Musée Guggenheim à New York en 2005. Une Fresque contient des contributions d'entre autres Daniel Buren, Joël Benzakin, Bernard Blistène, Rudi Fuchs, Luk Lambrecht, Frederik Leen et Paul Dujardin.


    €30.00

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