“When researching the genre of still life, I became interested in a peculiar element in Giorgio Morandi’s painting. Morandi depicts various objects side by side: bottles, bowls, sometimes a shell or fruit in monochrome colours, at constantly renewed angles, on a table, a shelf. In these still lifes, there is a recurring subject. At once mysterious and distinctive, it appears to have no use. Some kind of solid brick or matt parallelepiped of different sizes and colours, which are all but natural or traditional in a still life. A faux object, contrasting with the others.”
Patrick Carpentier, resident at WIELS in 2015, was first trained in body expression and stage direction following the method of Jacques Lecoq. He soon after switched to scenography, light design and video making for the music industry. He worked with many musicians, among whom John Parish, Cocoon, Bertrand Belin and l’Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles. Carpentier also developed an experimental practice in cinema, directing several films. Walden, Les 9 mardis and God Is a Dog were screened at several international film festivals, such as Seattle Film Festival, Visions du Réel and La Cinémathèque Française. At the 2006 Berlinale, Combat was awarded with a special prize of the jury. Regularly exploring new mediums, Carpentier began a series of sculpture and photography since 2010. In 2014 he founded the publishing house Décade Editions.
WIELS Project Room
25.11 – 04.12.2016
Tuesday – Sunday, 14:00–18:00
Opening 24.11.2016, 18:00–21:00