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Goele De Bruyn

Goele De Bruyn’s works, often containing elements from the immediate domestic environment, deal with a variety of formal and human concerns. By juxtaposing or overlapping functionality and the non-functional, the familiar and the strange, or by unifying them in their contradictions, her works are sometimes absurd or slightly comical, but are always marked by a specific emotional tension. The uneasy ‘being’, the melancholy and absence of the hybrid object reveal the works themselves as cultural constructions. The principles with which meaning is constructed are related to the staging of the works. Elements from earlier works are often reused, copied, relocated, altered, disguised. The work traverses different periods, its character contaminated according to the environment it infiltrates. In this way, Goele De Bruyn always again constitutes a mental space for every audience. Objects and environment often form a reassuring and disturbing whole. Disorientation is her point of departure. Once one has adapted, doubt is again renewed along the path of interpretation; there is a play of ‘disappointment’ in opposition to every expectation. She does not so much reveal the idyllic or touching aspects of the objects as their potential to become something else. The brute familiarity of the objects that appear are alienated from their referent, giving rise to a turbid, sometimes invisible or ghostly retranslation of the sign referred to.



De Alpen

Michaël Aerts / Goele De Bruyn / Anouk De Clercq / Stefaan Dheedene / Sofie Haesaerts / Arno Roncada / Steve Van den Bosch / Wim Wauman / Rachel Zanders




HAP / Clementine Roy / Kristof Van Gestel / Koenraad Dedobbeleer / Goele De Bruyn / Derk Thijs / Gerry Clara / Hans Verhaegen / Goddy Leye




Ellen Augustynen / Karel Breugelmans / Goele De Bruyn / Koen De Decker / Francis Denys / Christine de la Garenne / Johan De Wilde / Stefaan Dheedene / Lieve D'hondt / Ellen Ane Eggen / Geert Goiris / Sagi Groner / Chris Van Der Burght / Lucie Renneboog / Mirjam Somers / Freek Wambacq

Goele De Bruyn: Clean Speech & Soap

+ performance en boekpresentatie Goele De Bruyn + concert Miaux (BE)

Clean Speech & Soap

Goele De Bruyn