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Karel van Laere

NL, 1988
  • resident
    • 2022 – 2023

Artist statement

My work is best described as a combination between performance and video art. Due to my mixed background in performing and visual arts, I work in a multidisciplinary way. My work often begins with fundamental questions, such as: What would it be like if, just like a computer, I could switch off my body every now and then? Or, what does it feel like to be dependent on a machine or on other people? The search for possibilities to realise my ideas becomes part of the work. The research and the post-show discussions with the public are also an important part of it.

From the Open Archive tagged with Karel van Laere

  • 1.TheNonPresentPerformer.jpg
    • The Non-Present Performer, 2019, live performance, duration 1 hour. MMCA Seoul (KR). Photography Swan Park
  • 2. Casting.jpg
    • Casting, 2020, live performance, duration 72 hours; sculptural installation, river sand, wood, copper, feather, 64x90 cm. Photography Gordon Meuleman

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