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  • Item:MER-448

    Rehabilitation, The Legacy of the Modern Movement






    Publication on the legacy of early radical modernist architecture, with contributions of ten contemporary artists who are inspired by these ideas, forms and aspirations.



    Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Wiels, Brussels (29.05–15.08.2010).





    Leaf through the book here




    €20.00
  • Item:MER-408

    Oops Wrong Planet, Anouk Declercq





    This publication and the accompanying video together comprise the 'Oops Wrong Planet' project by Anouk De Clercq.

    Anouk De Clercq investigates the interrelationships between the video image and other art forms. Her challenge is to search for the appropriate relationships, finding paths to breakthrough the limitations that are inherent to every discipline. In this way she unites text, image, architecture and music in three-dimensional installations.


    €20.00
  • Item:MER-390

    Tight: Repeating Boredom / Hall / Privaat, Rita Mc Bride, Koenraad Dedobbeleer

    Part artist book, part exhibition catalogue published as a component of three joint exhibitions by Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Rita McBride: 'Tight: Repeating Bordedom' at FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (21.06–12.09.2008), 'Hall', Kunsthalle Bern (04.10–30.11.2008) and 'Privaat', Mu.ZEE, Oostende (24.01–01.03.2009).





    The book consists of 2 contributions by the artists and a photographic documentation of the exhibitions.



    Both Rita Mc Bride and Koenraad Dedobbeleer are artists who investigate the relation between architecture and institutional and social context, and the confrontation of their strangely connected/disconnected pratices has resulted in 3 highly intelligent shows and a book collaboration with MER.


    €39.50
  • Item:MER-207

    Implants, Els Vander Meersch





    Photography book by Els Vanden Meersch. Central theme is the memory of architecture. The historical scope of this publication reinforces the thematic sensibilities of her earlier phographic work: the control mechanisms, the paranoia and the latent violence behind large-scale building constructions.


    €25.00
  • Item:MER-510

    Anello. Naga. Sunyata, 3xCD



    tracklist:



    CD-1. Anello

    CD-2. Naga

    CD-3. Sunyata



    reviews:



    Review in Vital Weekly 757 by Frans de Waard

    Obviously I can't review this 3CD by the for me unknown Mireille Capelle. Let me explain. Each CD has one piece of music, but to play the complete piece you will have to play two CDs on four speakers at the same time. Such elaborate set up is not allowed here in the Vital HQ building, but I understand that each can also be heard individually. Phew, that's a relief. From the extensive booklet I gather Capelle, who has a training in classical music, in singing, as well as appearing in various films and she composes her 'Sonic Architectures' with natural elements and this three (two?) works are part of that. It all sounds very zen inspired, both the music and the written aspect of this. I'm not sure how her compositional techniques work, but on 'Naga' I think she uses mainly laptop and perhaps some sort of Max/msp patch, in a very tranquil way. A bit like Christoph Charles on his Ritornell CD. On 'Anello' the sound sources seem to be more of an acoustic nature, but also treated with the aid of the computer. It has, like 'Naga', a fine open sense of open space. 'Sunyata' is on the other hand a very closed work. It takes a long time before one hears anything at all, and it slowly turns out to be a work for flute and cello. Each of the three pieces has an entirely different length, so I'm not sure what the idea is when you are playing these together, but I could very well imagine that playing all three at the same time might bring further enlightenment. Nice one.

    vitalweekly.net





    Review in Gonzo Circus

    Ik ben de bezitter van een wankele slaap. Ik zoek houvast en regelmaat en ben toe aan een kruidenthee die ik niet eens graag drink. Het smaakt me niet en ik worstel na een jaar nog steeds met een dijk van een koffieverslaving. Ik ben aan de winnende hand. Alleen hoe lang nog voor ik het onderspit delf? Ik heb mijn principes aan de kant geschoven en heb een nacht gereserveerd voor ’Anello–Naga–Sunyata’ van Mireille Capelle: zonder twijfel een van de belangrijkste Belgische zangeressen of kunstenaressen tout court. Capelle schitterende in opera’s van Purcel, Bruckner en Mozart en werkte intensief samen met Jos Van Immerseel. De laatste jaren maakt ze de bocht naar de klassieke hedendaagse muziek, John Cage, Henryk Górecki en Maxwell Davies om er slechts enkele te noemen. Voor ’Anello–Naga–Sunyata’ liet ze zich bijstaan door een uitmuntend en vooraanstaand gezelschap van muzikanten. Marc Tooten op viool, Karin Defleyt speelt fluit en Arielle Valibouse speelt harp. (De namen van de rest van dit uitstekende gezelschap staan vermeld in de uitgebreide hoesnota’s.) ’Anello–Naga–Sunyata’ bestaat uit drie cd’s, drie composities die elk afzonderlijk kunnen worden afgespeeld, maar ook samen op twee cdspelers en vier luidsprekers beluisterd kunnen worden. We hebben de platen eerst apart beluisterd. Ze bleven overeind staan, als een degelijk huis, gebouwd op een stevig fundament, in weer en wind, de tijd trotserend. Ik heb een nacht gereserveerd. Heb slaapdronken in mijn zetel plaatsgenomen en ik heb de verschillende composities in verschillende combinaties doorgenomen. Het was een sacraal moment, nog het meest toen ik eerste zonnestralen, het ochtendgloren, mocht aanschouwen. ’Anello–Naga–Sunyata’ is een meesterwerk, boeiend en verrassend van de eerste tot de laatste noot. Ik heb vaak gedacht aan het werk van Morton Feldman, vroege Cage, de korrelige ambientsound van Deathprod en de donkerste kant van Diamanda Galás. Het middaguur lonkt. Ik zit aan de ontbijttafel met een kop kruidenthee en de zoete herinnering van een nacht die ik nooit vergeten zal.

    www.gonzocircus.com







    Review in Foxy Digitalis

    An ambitious collection of three contemporary classical music CDs composed by Mireille Capelle, an actress, opera singer, and professor and director of the singing department at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, there are hours of material here, often composed of bleak tones and atmospheric chimes. Although well-packaged and intellectually engaging, the music and project can be weighed down by a sense of abstraction and vagueness within some of its ideas.

    The strength of these recordings comes through Capelle's creation of an expansive mood and the slowing down of the changes within her music so that the listener is able to focus on small, specific aspects of sounds, and is therefore in a sense able to become aware of the passage of time and the idea of passing time (the concept of time appearing to be the subject of the project).

    Liner notes written by Belgian art collector, curator, and designer Axel Vervoodt mention that "[Capelle's music] symbolizes an osmosis with the universe" and "knowing that one will never reach ultimate knowledge," although I'm not sure what to make of these ideas on their own terms or in relation to the music itself. Similarly, Capelle writes that the pieces "are constructed geometrically according to a mathematical scheme which is based on the symbolism of numbers. On the basis of whatever drives my senses, I gather together a great mass of recorded sounds from everyday life: the street, the wind, streams, the noise of cars, of conversations, of birds, of singing... [and] I compose thematic phrases which are interpreted by musicians." The last idea seems to make more sense than the first, which seems overly complicated and confusing. As a subject time is a difficult, although, if properly approached, rewarding subject for art, but it is difficult to tell if Capelle's project matches up to its aims. Music is a temporal form and should be able to express ideas of time, but it is also such an abstract type of art and thought that it would be extremely difficult to express these concepts formally in any case, although the music here does seem to achieve an expression of this idea. One problem with Capelle's mathematical approach seems to be that, for her method to work, there would need to be an intrinsic connection between geometry and the symbolism of numbers, but this seems to be a value added between the two by Capelle. It is arguable, for example, that the "symbolism of numbers" is not particularly meaningful in itself. Aldous Huxley once described James Joyce as having an extremely problematic "magic view of words"--"an approach to words as having some intrinsic value apart from their references"--and it seems as though there is a similar problem here. 7/10

    www.foxydigitalis.com


    €29.99
  • Item:MER-667

    Architectures 2000-2012, Marc Corbiau



     « L’architecture de Marc Corbiau propose des lieux privilégiés où l’espace et la lumière, grâce à une interaction fondamentale avec la nature qui l’entoure, jouent comme des miroirs entre l’extérieur et l’intérieur, créant un espace pour l’intimité de l’habitat. La sérénité née de la proportion des volumes, du minimalisme des formes et de l’utilisation de matériaux naturels, met en valeur l’écho harmonieux entre la vie et l’art, d’une beauté presque imperceptible. »



    Introduction du livre « Marc Corbiau Architectures » par Luk Lambrecht, 2012




    €39.50
  • Item:MER-765

    Capturing the Sensible, Lara Mennes

    Lara Mennes has photographed three empty buildings. Her photographs raise questions about the meaning of these ruins and what they stand for today. The naked architecture, forgotten objects,... The photographs show us that which remains, but also that which is absent, that which people thought was important enough to take with them. It’s just small, insignificant things, traces of human activity, which draw Mennes’ attention because of what they suggest. Footprints on dusty floors, worn tiles, curled photographs, solitary posters on the wall... Each time every inhabitant has added multiple layers of meaning, all of them silent witnesses of bygone times. Like windows on the past, they take us back through time, back to the moment the building was constructed. Mennes’ photographs are still lifes in which objects transcend their physical appearance: they become expressions of memories.


    €29.00
  • Item:MER-988

    Book #1 L01 2018, Pieter Huybrechts & Erki De Vries

    With Book #1 L01 2018 Erki De Vries and Pieter Huybrechts present the first result of their enquiry into the spatial potential of a book. In line with their earlier work that focused on spatiality considered from installation art and photography, in Book #1 the two artists explore an extra layer by integrating the medium art book. Can the architectural use of this art form possibly result in new images and experiences?


    Starting from an in situ installation that literally positions the environment, scale model and photography on a single line, the transformation into an art book creates a particularly hybrid experience of space. Immaterial trompe l’oeils and the material dimensions of the book are literally built on top of each other. Virtual images, the essence of architectural elements and type page fade into each other as a material montage on the interface of film, photography and mental architecture.
    €350.00
  • Item:MER-1054

    GNI_RI_2014, Nick Ervinck

    Fostering a cross-pollination between the digital and the physical, Nick Ervinck (°1981, Belgium) explores the boundaries between various media. As a pioneer in 3D-printed sculptures the artist takes a vanguard position in the field of digital technology while at the same time his works hold numerous references to the tradition of sculpture and architecture. This first monograph focuses on this tension between innovation and tradition and gives an inside to the artist’s abundant archive. The concepts body, building, history and nature that are crucial for the artist’s oeuvre, are the leitmotifs in the book. The authors explore Ervinck’s work from different angles while a great quantity of images show the genesis of form, some of his most succesfull works and futuristic ideas that till this day were impossible to create.

    €67.00

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