Ode de Kort at SpazioA / Pistoia

Ode de Kort / O froooom O toooo O

February 18.02.2017 - 15.04.17

Via Amati 13, Pistoia 51100, Italy

All images: Courtesy SpazioA, Pistoia
Photo by Camilla Maria Santini

SpazioA is  proud to present, Saturday February 18, 2017, 6pm, O froooom O toooo O, the first solo show of the artist Ode de Kort (1992, Malle, Belgium), in Via Amati 13, Pistoia.

In her practice and as a practise, Ode de Kort is searching for movements which serve as a starting point to navigate through images. By multiplying and repeating actions, different meanings of ‘body’ arise. This balancing act initiates a ceaseless process of making as well as a sensory mode of knowledge.

Her work is the result of an extended relationship with one particular material, which unfolds as a dynamic exchange between three elements: object, camera and subject. De Kort explores the tensions between stasis and movement, two- and three-dimensionality, thus challenging and crossing the boundaries between media and disciplines: photography, sculpture, and choreography.

For this exhibition, the artist provides the basis for an ongoing choreography. A prolonged engagement with a single form results in multiple transformations: from number over sound to object - and back again. In this sense, the works on display show a wayward navigation between photographic, typographic and choreographic entities. It is the corporeal experience of situating oneself in a specific spatial environment that prompts this ongoing transformatory dynamics.

Ode de Kort (Malle, 1992, Belgium) received a BA (2010-2013) and a MFA (2013 -2015) in Photography at the School of Arts of Ghent, BE.
Recent exhibitions include: Inhabited by Objects, a dialogue with the house of Jean ProuvĂ©, CAB Contemporary, Brussels, BE; In the wake of his surrounding, he fades, organized by Studio Start, in collaboration with Air Antwerpen, curated by FormContent, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE; Suspension of a circle, curated by Wim Waelput, Hopsteet Gallery (window), Brussels, BE; Preposition, with Martijn Grootten, Tique Gallery, Antwerp, BE; The Gods Must Be Crazy, De Direkteurswoning, Roeselare, BE; Fold/Unfold, SpazioA project space, Pistoia, IT; The Camera’s Blind Spot II, curated by Simone Menegoi, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE; Aperto, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT.  The artist lives and work in Antwerp, BE.