WHITE FINGER

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video still White Finger 15 min, solo exhibition, 2016


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PLAN B

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installation view, a greenhouse made at Kunstenfestival Plan B, Bekegem, 2016


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CAPE HORN FEVER

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installation view Cape horn Fever, a duo-exhibition with Ailsa Cavers, at Hypercorps, Brussels, 2016


By thinking through objects and materials in a dialogical way, the exhibition Cape Horn Fever offers an experience of what you might call the other side of things.

In this multimedia installation, created in situ, everyday objects are explored, such as sanded drywall boards that act as pedestals as much as an artwork, wood mouldings are assembled to become a mantelpiece, clay blocks are passed through a chip cutter to become corals ...

Over a ten-day period the artists Ailsa Cavers (UK) and Bert Jacobs (BE) collaborated for the first time, bringing together their respective artistic practices in the gallery space. The video contribution made by Roger Claessens (BE) reinforces the proposal of the two artists : Cape Horn Fever reflects its temporality to decontextualize us: it is indeed a summer show !

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(IM)MOBILE (WOODEN) SCULPTURE / REMOVAL VAN

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Bluebird / Beter voorkomen dan genezen, sculpture with projection screen and oven, spray-paint, acrylic paint and wood, 2015





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Pino Stellino, wooden shelf with various objects and tools, 2015


The installation for the exhibition Deaf Man’s House exists of three sculptures: a table, a cabin and a shelf. With those sculptures Bert questions the function and context of objects and spaces. The basic thought is the fascination for small functional spaces, of which their purpose is variable. Just like a cabin of a truck, which is at the same time living and working space, the studio and the exhibition space have crossing functions. Banal objects, souvenirs, collectors items, hand tools and undefined aesthetic objects stage our own temporary reality. The showing, producing and archiving comes all together out of the chaos and is being served with homemade grog.







FACING YOU

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installation view Facing You, 2015

A series of drawings, as a result of a dialogical process with Danny Smolders. These drawings where shown in the group-exhibition Facing You at kunsthuis Yellow Art.







WINE BOTTLES AND DILDOS

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poster for Wine Bottles And Dildos, a duo-exhibition with Gabriella Forzelius

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RESIDENCY AT NORDIC ARTIST CENTER DALE I SUNNFJORD

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How to Catch a Fish, installation view, wood, furniture, spray paint, various objects, 2015







AIR RIVERBAR: MIDNIGHT3000

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installation view: A big pinata and puppets as part of the setting for MIDNIGHT3000, 2014


For MIDNIGHT3000 a site specific installation functioned as a decor for a night full of concerts and a party, co-organized with Michael Langeder. This setting was made out of party zombies and two voodoo giants, a pinata and a stage.

AIR RIVER BAR is an evening in the lock-keepers house in AIR Antwerpen with a focus on an exhbition or arts organisation, initiated and organized by an artist, in the recent past and out of the institutional or commercial realm. Past edition were organized by Rachel Lowther, logement., Harry Heirmans, Dennis Tyfus (in collaboration with Scheldapen) and Joris De Rycke (in collaboration with KRAAK).

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EXHIBITION XIX

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banner for Exhibition XIX, 2014


Exhibition XIX was a group show at basis e.v. Frankfurt. This exhibition zoomed in on different ways of approaching and exploring an unusual perception of reality by means of video, objects, drawings and performances.
There was a concert of Bear Bones, Lay Low at the opening night and publication made by Griesbacher und Tafner with interviews by Saul Judd.

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MINOR DEMONS IN A SOLAR SHADE


The Crooked Room, installation view at Minor Demons and Solar Shades, 2014


In the center of Brussels in an old factory the artists Michael Langeder and Thais de Roquemaurel hosted the Renold Summer Sessions. During four weeks they curated four exhibitions showing different artists and performers.

The Crooked Room was part of the group-show RSS4: Minor Demons and Solar Shades. In this exhibition the obscure got entangled with the ordinary. The Crooked Room was protected with Solar Shades made by Ada Van Hoorebeke and spirited by a video of Siet Raeymaekers titled Aphrodisiacal Love Poems.

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RESIDENCY AT KW BERLIN

A Breeze made the Treetops sighs, outside view, a big black lantern, paper and chinese ink, 5m / 3m / 2m, 2014





A Breeze made the Treetops sighs, inside view, a big black lantern, paper and chinese ink, 5m / 3m / 2m, 2014





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The extent of time covered by something such as a forecast, chinese ink, chalk, cardboard, 30 x 30 x 50 cm, 2014





A Hypnagogic State of Consciousness, a series of drawings, chinese ink on paper, 160 x 120 cm, 2014





Der Nacht des schwarzen Sonne, chinese ink on paper, 21 x 30 cm, 2014







MB100


MB100, replica (scale 1/1) of a Mercedes 100, wood, plastic, mirrors, 5 x 2 x 3 m, 2013






Mercedes 100, a series of framed ply linings of a van with glued pictures on top, 3 x various dimensions, 2013







SOUS LE COIN PERDU


Sous Le Coin Perdu, environment, various found objects and painted lining, Genk, 2013


Since the seventies the museum for local history of Genk was based in the basement of Emile van Dorenmuseum. In the beginning 2000 the organisation vzw Heidebloemke, that managed the museum in the basement, decided to close it. After a sell-out, the doors were closed and the objects were buried in their original location.
Sous Le Coin Perdu is an environment, with painted walls, staged objects and a new scenography of the abandoned museum in the basement of Emile van Dorenmuseum. As part of this installation a poster with the collected found objects was distributed, together with a special edition of Heidebloemke, the two-monthly-magazine on local history in Genk.

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Untitled, framed drawing, pencil on paper, 100/70 cm, 2013







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Blue wetland, paint on panels, 2012







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A Prefab Forest, installation: paint, wood, 20 m / 7 m / 5 m, 2012







CLOUD-WATCHING INSTALLATION

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Clouds-watching-cinema for 10, camera obscura in wood, 2012


Via a camera obscura the clouds are projected on a half transparent screen. This mirrored projection is seen by the viewer in a black box.







RARITEITENKABINET VILLA DRASHHOEK

Rariteitenkabinet Villa Drashhoek was an experimental and artistic project in Gent. This residential house functioned as a platform for music/art/poetry and experimental actions. The scenery and the use of the different rooms changed for every event.
Ghent, 2008 - 2010

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Villa ge-trashedhoek, scenery for the last events in Villa Drashhoek, 2010







4 DAYS, 2010

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For 4 days Jeremie Callens, Michiel Ceulers, Dietmar Michielsen en Bert Jacobs locked themselves up in Het Slachthuis in Ghent.
During these days they challenged each other in non-stop drawing. At the end there was an exhibition with the drawings made during this session. Ghent, 2010







KIOSK 16, 2009

bert_jacobs KIOSK 16, a dialogical process in collaboration with KIOSK, KASK and Vaast Colson

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