ANY RESEMBLANCE TO PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTALEDITH DEKYNDT
The work of Edith Dekyndt (born in Ypres, 1960) originates in daily experiences with all their simple triviality, and captures those poetic moments borne from a conjunction of insignificant events. Her work essentially consists in recreating the emotional climate generated by these trivial experiences, with the same economy in form that nonetheless requires meticulous work to create. The artist pushes her work to an extreme state of fragility, to the boundaries of the imperceptible. From scarcity, from the most insignificant banality, from a quasi-absence, she manages to evoke emotions of great intensity.
The BPS22 exhibition was staged as one whole. The 1000 m² space was empty, punctuated only by televisions, concrete blocks and abstract projections or shapes produced by small screens. The variations of light coming through the glass panels created an ethereal atmosphere, impalpable and disturbed only by a few sound interferences. The installation using glasstrons, a type of 'video headset', was produced by the BPS22 and showed the moving image of a green circle on a black background, which changed according to the intonations produced by a text of the artist. The text described the disappearance of individuals and the traces they have left, whether physical, chemical, electronic or emotional.
Exhibition Curator: Pierre-Olivier Rollin