[EN] “We love to experiment with new and alternative lifestyles, to extract ourselves from the world and rethink it while sleeping on it. We met in February 2015 at an experimental carnival. Since then we have been meeting on a regular basis to fulfill our need for life experiences. We turn everything upside down in order to set ourselves apart from everyday life and observe society from a distance. We tackle the three most fundamental aspects of everyday life : to eat, sleep and work. Our dynamic duo allows us to rapidly project ourselves into delirious fictions and to fully realize them.”, Clément Thiry & Chloé Schuiten.
Under the aegis of the Wandering Arts Biennial, which combines a series of events highlighting art forms related to nomadism, ISELP welcomed Chloé Schuiten and Clément Thiry as artists in residence. Working together since 2015, they stopped wandering and experimenting with their “Laboratory for alternative living” to reflect on the meaning of the actions and forms they have produced together: a collection of objects, drawings, photographs, documents, etc.
For the end of their residence at ISELP and in collaboration with Greylight Projects, the two artists are exhibiting some of their past actions : experimentation capsules in different spaces and times, which question the notions of productivism, energy management, and the relationship to time, food and sleep. This exhibition is curated by Maud Salembier.
[NL] De tentoonstelling ‘Junk Office’ werd gecureerd door Maud Salembier en was het resultaat van een drie maanden durende expo in ISELP. Alle ‘experiences de vie’ die Chloé en Clément tot dusver realiseerden werden in de expo opgenomen.