‘The exhibition is on view until June 17th and during the summer by appointment.
Limbo’ entitles a new room-filling installation for the ground floor of Annie Gentils Gallery.
Limbo can refer to a dance or game where participants try to pass under a horizontal bar without touching it. The bar is gradually lowered after each round, making it increasingly difficult to pass under without falling or touching the bar.
This exhibition will further testify to a shift within the artist’s attention: from objects, installations and video works with modernist, conceptual overtones to a more concrete 'ontology' of objects and instruments relating to the active body. And paradoxically, biographical, anecdotal footnotes - on Africa, the sea, rhythm, family, engagement, and disappearance - work their way up.
Dheedene’s works are not material ideals as such, but rather the expression of an end.
The search-modus is abolished. What is found here was not to be searched for, is not an invention nor a discovery, but a finding, re-organized and displayed.
This exhibition is (like most exhibitions) about waiting, waiting for something that could never happen. It’s keeping things in a state we might call desire, simply keeping it there, that yearning, that uncertainty, keeping things poised in just that place.
Each exhibition is a limbo, a tangible proposal to arrive at a highly charged and ambivalent mood.