Traces and Conversations: Meet performance Artists Shane Aspegren and Karl Van Welden
Why We Recommend it
This one-day event is an opportunity to meet artists Shane Aspegren and Karl Van Welden, hailing from the US and Belgium respectively, and to discover their works in an intimate setting.
Organised by WING platform, a non-profit organisation focusing on crossovers between dance, visual art, theatre and more, this event will showcase the works of two of the platform’s resident artists.
Shane Aspegren’s (b. 1975, USA) work uses the starting point of an existing archive of “unfinished” sound loops to provoke conversations with invited guests. Staged with the pretense of performance but executed with a casual interaction of daily life, each visitor is in-turn asked to become an integral part of an ongoing, communal improvisation through recorded interactions.
Karl Van Welden (Belgium, 1980) will focus on the phenomenon of traces and the remains that stretch over a travelled path, revealing previous presence and local habits. In Hong Kong, Karl Van Welden will sharpen his focus on his fascination for the verticality of the city, which is triggered by the contrast between the horizontality of the Flemish countryside and verticality of the city of Hong Kong. In this perspective, the artist will re-create his performance Homo Bulla that was presented during the latest Venice Biennale at Dark Matters Games.
Van Welden will give a lecture performance at the event at 6PM.
The event is free of admission, and interested parties are asked to RSVP via an email firstname.lastname@example.org.