28 January 2017

Performing Objects – Pauline M’barek and Edwin Deen

ERforS HQ, Drogenbos, BE

These artists talks are part of Performing Objects and not open for the public.

Performing Objects experiments with objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience. This project researches different ways artists can anticipate this process during the conceptualisation and the conception of their work. The artworks made for this project will possibly manifest themselves in different locations outside the regular arts contexts.

Pauline M'barek
Edwin Deen

Liquid Rainbow, Edwin Deen, 2013 (involved in the project Performing Objects)

Pauline M'barek and Edwin Deen introduced their work in relation to Performing Objects.

Pauline M’barek not only draws on sensory perceptions—such as sight, touch, and hearing—but also on the medium through which an assumed reality is manifested or shown: the frame of an image, the pedestal for an exhibited object, the supporting framework of a construction. M’barek’s work operates in the transitional space between knowledge and perception, the observer and the observed, the shown and the hidden.

Edwin Deen is interested in physical and cultural processes and the use of everyday objects and base materials.  ‘Physical Experiments Live’ is a continuous performance series through which he explores and shows the ‘hidden nature’ of seemingly unnatural/artificial, human made things.