Their value as information is of the same order as fiction, 2010
height: 279 cm / diameter: 92 cm
Listen to the distance between us, 2004
Pedestals, 8 black and white prints mounted on Forex
70 x 70 x 230 cm and 70 x 100 cm
Lost chances, 2005
Wood pedestal covered with fabric, c-print on Forex
70 x 50 x 50 cm and 20 x 30 cm
The works of Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer (1975) sharpen our perspective of a multilayered relationship of objects and their appearance, in sculptures that are simultaneously sculpture and also serve as the pedestal of another sculpture, or a photograph that shows a sculpture, or better put, an object, that can be read as sculpture due to its placement, or found objects that are enlarged and refer to their original while at the same time taking on a different form. Apparently everyday objects are liberated from their standard use and undergo in their recontextualization a revaluation. Koenraad de Dobbeleer constructs references that prove to be traps of perception. He then again creates objects whose individual elements can seem generally familiar, yet are able to disturb. In light of the exhibition site in question, the artist modifies usually functional objects like tables, perforated intermediate walls or columns, often using photographs, projections, and film, or individual writing elements. Objects and elements are developed into larger units and amalgamate to form spaces in which the individual parts comment on one another on different levels.
Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s works have already been on view at Art Forum Berlin (2008), at Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (2008), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp (2006) and ZKM, Karlsruhe (2006).