9 June 2017







During his stay in the MeetFactory, Stijn Van Dorpe has been researching forms of ideology that offer a counterweight for the presumed natural and as such invisible ideology of neoliberalism. Van Dorpe invited different Prague based ideological groups that all assume a radical approach towards different inequalities (caused by capitalist society), to have a common meeting and to discuss some thorny issues. The outcome of this discussion will be visualized by a huge fabric, assembled by sewing during a week of collective meetings. The fabric will be created into a quilt of different ideological signs and positions of the group's together with marks of how the group’s relate to each other and actual solutions for different political challenges. By bringing these people together around the central democratic values of equality and freedom, the artist (re)installs a fictional, utopian political model, a model that offers alternatives for today's status quo. On Saturday the 10th during the open studio at 8.30 pm, the fabric formation will give rise to a public discussion. 

With the generous collaboration of 
RFK, SocSol, INR, KSM, Mladí zelení, Jidelna and Ženy 365





1 November 2016

the 'Room', Z33 Hasselt


photo Kristof Vrancken



The work ‘the Room’ has different performative stages. In the first stage, students in painting and decorative techniques from KTA2 Hasselt and myself, painted the exhibition room in a marble imitation technique.  The second step was to overnight in the room, while our sleeping sounds were recorded. A live music performance in the marbled space with the sleeping sounds composed by Maja Jantar, was a next event. 





12 April 2016

'the contract'







with Bert De Leenheer, Dirk Vanhecke, Sven Van Huffel, Anthony Broeckhove, Anthony Paris, Maxim Lambrecht. Scenario: Robrecht Vanderbeeken




21 August 2015

Pilootproject Tondelier (long-term project) phase 1

phase 1:

a/ maquette / documents



fig. a
fig.b
    

fig.d





fig.c


28 March 2015

Netwerk Aalst: Ideologie AUB! Een denkmodel / Ideology Please! A Thinking Model




photo Tomas Uyttendaele






Ideologie AUB! Een denkmodel
Ideology Please! A Thinking Model





A Bookcase Aalst




performance in collaboration with KTA De Voorstad
photo Tomas Uyttendaele


15 February 2015

27 November 2014

Six Stories - A thinking Model


The Belgian artist Stijn Van Dorpe hosts an evening at Studiolo, during which he introduces his practice in general, as well as some research interests he is focusing on during his residency at KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Stijn Van Dorpeʼs work investigates the interrelation between the art space and our current social world. His interests follow aesthetic frameworks which are embedded in capitalist society; He interrogates the meaning of contemporary creative production and tries to keep paths open to new potential points of view.

This intimate lecture performance will contextualize his approach and practice though 6 stories that are composed of his own materials, external sources, and analyses of former performances.

Thursday 27-11- 2014
7PM
Kunst - Werke Berlin / studiolo


external links:
http://www.kw-berlin.de/en/exhibitions/six_stories_a_thinking_model_448
http://www.kw-berlin.de/en/institution/kw_residencies