Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Nieuwevaart 124/001, 9000 Gent (BE)
Opening times: 7-10 PM
Presentation of six artistic researches under the support of the post-master program a.pass.
Audrey Cottin, Veronica Cruz, Danny Neyman, Si?lvia Pereira, Vanja Smiljanic?, Jeremiah Runnels
This is a research based FIRE SALE. This term comes from the negotiation tactics of Marcus Licinius Crassus of Ancient Rome. Crassus would arrive on the scene of a building going up in flames, with his army of firefighting slaves, and begin negotiating the sale price of the property before he would agree to command the fire to be extinguished. Taking cynical advantage of merciless loss and real danger, Crassus struck up bargains, under the urgency of seeking common ground, even without common interest.
Audrey Cottin, is a French (magician facing the wheel of fortune under the sun) artist based in Brussels. Her appearance is colorful, sculptural and spinning. She shares comfort and uneasiness of being in the company of people who don’t stop keeping this world as a continous creative experiment. Inspired by Robert Filiou’s belief that “everybody is perfect” Audrey Cottin has been searching for a perfect col- laboration with people she encounters. This search may include experts of various knowledges, skills and perspectives. The methods of collaboration are often defined by what kind of resonance is created between those people (writers, sculptors, scientists, all kinds of impressarios, etc.) and Audrey herself. During “Firesale” Audrey and the audience will encounter outerspace.