Imagine that! Alexandra Crouwers, dhfm, 2020

Mistakes: the artist talk

Alexandra Crouwers, HD, colour/sound, 20’20”, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 anno covidi, I was supposed to give a talk over lunch at the end of my two months involvement in Residency Unlimited. This, of course, took place in another universe.

Instead, I flew back home to Belgium on March 15 for obvious reasons. Luckily, the two weeks in New York were incredibly productive. Back in my studio, I had trouble processing all information I managed to gather during my short stay, and everything that’s connected to the current virus crisis.

A weird overlap between my body of work, my research, and this Situation has occurred. I lost sight of the Universe of Former Normality, in which I was still in New York.

Last week, RU’s Rachel reached out to me, asking if I would be willing to give the talk anyway, through means of a recording of some sort. I suddenly snapped out of artistic bewilderment – I’ve been starting projects since I returned, but nothing at this point really materialized in a satisfactory way – and made this 20 minute hyperspace powerpoint video work, explaining my research, using fragments and frays of halfly finalized ideas.

This is by far the longest film I ever made in the shortest time available. There’s a lot more I wanted to address, but for now, this is it. Thanks for watching.

See also www.theappealoftheunreal.com, www.solastalgia.theappealoftheunreal.com, www.com-pli-cit.com

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Alexandra Crouwers (NL, °1974) is a visual artist working in the digital realm. Her works are made by using a combination of 3D modeling and animation, and post-production, and can take many forms. From 2019 on, she's a doctoral researcher in art and animation at Leuven University/LUCA School of arts, Brussels, under supervision of Wendy Morris.
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