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(IM)MOBILE (WOODEN) SCULPTURE / REMOVAL VAN

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Bluebird /Beter voorkomen dan genezen, sculpture with projection screen and oven, spray-paint, acrylic paint and wood, 2015









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installation view expo Deaf Man's House, 2015









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Pino Stellino, wooden shelf with various objects and tools, 2015


The installation for the exhibition Deaf Man’s House exists of three sculptures: a table, a cabin and a shelf. With those sculptures Bert questions the function and context of objects and spaces. The basic thought is the fascination for small functional spaces, of which their purpose is variable. Just like a cabin of a truck, which is at the same time living and working space, the studio and the exhibition space have crossing functions. Banal objects, souvenirs, collectors items, hand tools and undefined aesthetic objects stage our own temporary reality. The showing, producing and archiving comes all together out of the chaos and is being served with homemade grog.






FACING YOU

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installation view Facing You, 2015

A series of drawings, as a result of a dialogical process with Danny Smolders. These drawings where shown in the group-exhibition Facing You at kunsthuis Yellow Art.









INSTRUMENTALS


Cassettecover and video for Bright Entity, Brussels, Belgium, 2015

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WINE BOTTLES AND DILDOS

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Installation view Wine Bottles and Dildos, sculptures by Gabriella Forzeliusat
Noplace Oslo, 2015

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RESIDENCY AT NORDIC ARTIST CENTER DALE I SUNNFJORD

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How to Catch a Fish, installation view, wood, furniture, spray paint, various objects, 2015







AIR RIVERBAR: MIDNIGHT3000

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installation view: A big pinata and puppets as part of the setting for MIDNIGHT3000, 2014


For MIDNIGHT3000 a site specific installation functioned as a decor for a night full of concerts and a party, co-organized with Michael Langeder. This setting was made out of party zombies and two voodoo giants, a pinata and a stage.

AIR RIVER BAR is an evening in the lock-keepers house in AIR Antwerpen with a focus on an exhbition or arts organisation, initiated and organized by an artist, in the recent past and out of the institutional or commercial realm. Past edition were organized by Rachel Lowther, logement., Harry Heirmans, Dennis Tyfus (in collaboration with Scheldapen) and Joris De Rycke (in collaboration with KRAAK).

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EXHIBITION XIX

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banner for Exhibition XIX, 2014


Exhibition XIX was a group show at basis e.v. Frankfurt. This exhibition zoomed in on different ways of approaching and exploring an unusual perception of reality by means of video, objects, drawings and performances.
There was a concert of Bear Bones, Lay Low at the opening night and publication made by Griesbacher und Tafner with interviews by Saul Judd.

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SHRIMP THAT SLEEPS

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Artwork for the new album of Different Fountains: Shrimp That Sleeps, 2014


Different Fountains is the Brussels-based project of Bernardo Risquez and Michael Langeder. For a few years now, they have been at the center of what Brusssels has to offer in modern electronic music. There new album Shrimp that Sleeps will be released 30th August 2014 in Eupen.









ALLEMAN ZEEGRAS

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Matchbox on tour, 2014


Together with twelve inhabitants of Borgerstein we constructed a big installation in the park. Point of departure for this installation were their dreams and imagination.

Matchbox on Tour is a project of Kunstwerkt vzw, as a travelling atelier-laboratory with a focus on inspiration, experiment and encounters. This edition was in collaboration with vzw Borgerstein. Vzw Borgerstein is an institution for people with an intellectual disability.

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MINOR DEMONS IN A SOLAR SHADE


The Crooked Room, installation view at Minor Demons and Solar Shades, 2014


In the center of Brussels in an old factory the artists Michael Langeder and Thais de Roquemaurel hosted the Renold Summer Sessions. During four weeks they curated four exhibitions showing different artists and performers.

The Crooked Room was part of the group-show RSS4: Minor Demons and Solar Shades. In this exhibition the obscure got entangled with the ordinary. The Crooked Room was protected with Solar Shades made by Ada Van Hoorebeke and spirited by a video of Siet Raeymaekers titled Aphrodisiacal Love Poems.

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RESIDENCY AT KW BERLIN

A Breeze made the Treetops sighs, outside view, a big black lantern, paper and chinese ink, 5m / 3m / 2m, 2014





A Breeze made the Treetops sighs, inside view, a big black lantern, paper and chinese ink, 5m / 3m / 2m, 2014


The drawings he had started, evolved into a sculpture, as an unfamiliar and a temporary presence.





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The extent of time covered by something such as a forecast, chinese ink, chalk, cardboard, 30 x 30 x 50 cm, 2014





A Hypnagogic State of Consciousness, a series of drawings, chinese ink on paper, 160 x 120 cm, 2014





A Hypnagogic State of Consciousness, a series of drawings, chinese ink on paper, 160 x 120 cm, 2014





Der Nacht des schwarzen Sonne, chinese ink on paper, 21 x 30 cm, 2014





LIMBO VARIATIONS

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performance by Siet Raeymaekers in an installation by James Becket at Limbo Variations, 2013


Limbo Variations is a dialogue between the work of James Beckett and Siet Raeymaekers. James' visual composition of concrete objects deals with attraction and repulsion, meditation and despair. In her performances Siet looks for similar frictions and sensitive concepts. Both artists create an intimate, but loaded scenography and thereby subtly exceed the limits of their own medium.
Curated by Bert Jacobs and Louise Osieka for The Pavilion in Gent. In collaboration with SMAK, HISK and KASK Gent.


James Beckett (1977, Zimbabwe) is a visual artist living and working in Amsterdam.
Siet Raeymaekers (1989, BE) is a belgian dancer, performer and choreographer. She lives and works in Chile.






MB100


MB100, replica (scale 1/1) of a Mercedes 100, wood, plastic, mirrors, 5 x 2 x 3 m, 2013






MB100 (inside view), replica of a Mercedes 100, wood, plastic, mirrors, 5 x 2 x 3 m, 2013






Mercedes 100, a series of framed ply linings of a van with glued pictures on top, 3 x various dimensions, 2013






Mercedes 100, a series of framed ply linings of a van with glued pictures on top, 3 x various dimensions, 2013





SOUS LE COIN PERDU


Sous Le Coin Perdu, environment, various found objects and painted lining, Genk, 2013






Sous Le Coin Perdu, environment with various found objects and painted lining, Genk, 2013


Since the seventies the museum for local history of Genk was based in the basement of Emile van Dorenmuseum. In the beginning 2000 the organisation vzw Heidebloemke, that managed the museum in the basement, decided to close it. After a sell-out, the doors were closed and the objects were buried in their original location.
Sous Le Coin Perdu is an environment, with painted walls, staged objects and a new scenography of the abandoned museum in the basement of Emile van Dorenmuseum. As part of this installation a poster with the collected found objects was distributed, together with a special edition of Heidebloemke, the two-monthly-magazine on local history in Genk.

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STUDIO VIEW

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DANCING MEMORY

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cassette-cover for Walrus, 2013

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Where the wild things are, framed drawing, pencil on paper, 100/70 cm, 2013








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A whopping barb, paint on panel, 20 cm / 80 cm, 2012








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Blue wetland, paint on panels, 2012








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A Prefab Forest, installation: paint, wood, 20 m / 7 m / 5 m, 2012







CLOUD-WATCHING INSTALLATION

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Clouds-watching-cinema for 10, camera obscura in wood, 2012







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Clouds-watching-cinema for 10, inside view, camera obscura in wood, 2012


Via a camera obscura the clouds are projected on a half transparent screen. This mirrored projection is seen by the viewer in a black box.







YOU CANT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT

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collage for publication 'you can't have your cake and eat it', a Cakehouse-project, 2011







MATCHBOX ON TOUR

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Installation for Matchbox on Tour (Kunstwerkt vzw, with Ali Kadum, curated by Pieter Vermeulen), wood, acril paint, screws and nails, stuffed and plastic animals and flowers, a smoke machine and audiotape with junglesounds, and 6m / 6m / 5m, photos by Artur Eranosian, 2011







INTERFRAPPANT XPOINTERESSANT

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FrappantXpo (Antwerp) was an art-competition for young artists. Bert Jacobs contribution to this competition was Interfrappant XpoInteressant; a new competition inside the art-contest 'FrappantXpo (Antwerp)'. The participants of InterFrappant were the drop-outs of FrappantXpo. This happening took place in an installation of recycled wood in Lier during the pre-selections. It involved a fake jury (Michiel Ceulers, Vaast Colson, Timothy Seghers, Tim Cleuren and Hans Theys) that evaluated the quality of the works of the participants of InterFrappant during the official judging of FrappantXPo.

Interfrappant Xpointeressant was selected as a project for the final exhibition of FrappantXpo. For this final exhibition Bert Jacobs invited all the drop-outs to present their works among the officialy selected artworks. By doing so, the final exhbition FrappantXpo was a platform for all involved artist: the officially selected ones and also the drop-outs.
Interfrappant Xpointeressant won the first prize of FrappantXpo. The money this project won, was devided between the drop-outs. 2010







RARITEITENKABINET VILLA DRASHHOEK

Rariteitenkabinet Villa Drashhoek was an experimental and artistic project in Gent. This residential house functioned as a platform for music/art/poetry and experimental actions. The scenery and the use of the different rooms changed for every event.
Ghent, 2008 - 2010

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Interior with the collection of curiosities at Villa Drashhoek, 2009

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Villa ge-trashedhoek, scenery for the last events in Villa Drashhoek, 2010







4 DAYS, 2010

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For 4 days Jeremie Callens, Michiel Ceulers, Dietmar Michielsen en Bert Jacobs locked themselves up in Het Slachthuis in Ghent.
During these days they challenged each other in non-stop drawing. At the end there was an exhibition with the drawings made during this session. Ghent, 2010






KIOSK 16, 2009

bert_jacobs KIOSK 16, a dialogical process in collaboration with KIOSK, KASK and Vaast Colson

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