The Other Side of the Mountain
| a new video-installation - 3D prints - drawings |
in collaboration with IMAL, Brussels
24/09 - 29/10/2017
Marieke Van Wuytswinkel's (°1987, lives and works in Brussels) new video-installation reflects the idea of an environment as a metaphor for the elusiveness of wandering thoughts, moments, memories and experiences. A landscape: “something intangible and within touching distance.”1


The works in this exhibition immerse te spectator into the eye of a landscape architect who creates a scenery to enhance the sense of space by offering the wanderer compositions of colours, plants, hills, empty spaces, light and shadows, wideness and nearness. The landscape evolves into an environment in which one can lose oneself in its spatiality and temporality, a fragmentary space that blends the virtual and the real, in which time represents another dimension of space.


The attempt to compose a landscape out of a selection of colours, elements, places and moments, leads to the loss of the images’ content, the evaporating of moments and the blurring of colours and contours.


And we, spectators, always and everywhere,
turned toward the stuff of our lives, and never outward.
It all spills over us. We put it to order.
It falls apart. We order it again
and fall apart ourselves.


1 Berger J. Into the Woods in The Sublime, Documents of Contemporary Art. MIT Press, London 2010, p. 125

2 Rilke R. M. De Elegiëen van Duino. Uitgeverij Ijzer, Utrecht, 2006. p. 73 (8th Elegie)


Marieke Van Wuytswinkel studied Textile design, Luca School of arts and New Media, Kask, Ghent

Between 2009 and 2013 she exhibited in several group shows: Jan Colle gallery, Ghent and Turnhout Vitrine (Turnhout) and Bruges. In 2014 in Sint-Petersburg (RU) 2.04 Gallery. In 2015 she was selected for a solo show at SEAS, Knokke and the same year made a duo show with the Japanese artist Syunsaku Hishikari, a guest project curated by Wolfgang Dengel at the gallery.

Since 2015 is represented by Eva Steynen.Deviation(s).