Artist Talk Maarten Vanden Eynde
Location: IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
In his work Belgian artist Maarten Vanden Eynde (Leuven, 1977) looks for and relates to different fields of study, social contexts and anthropological perspectives. One of his main interests is his self invented field of study Genetology (The Science of First Things), a post-apocalyptic science which collects imaginary pieces of a puzzle putting back together again a possible future history. Genetology’s main area of research is our fascination with time and its consequences: How will we look back to the past in the future? What will remain of the present? From a fictive point in the far future he tries to imagine how we will look back and which aspects of our evolution and presence on earth will remain.
Featured in the exhibition A World Without Us are Vanden Eynde’s works Zoology of Genetology, part of his extensive publication Of Genetology, and Homo Stupidus Stupidus, a human skeleton taken apart and put back together again in a different way disregarding our knowledge of human anatomy. During his artist talk he will discuss these works in relation to the exhibition A World Without Us next to other projects he has been working on.
This programme is organised in collaboration with Flemish Cultural Center De Brakke Grond