c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e at Art Brussels

Heterarchical Archipelago
24/04/2015 > 27/04/2015

For Art Brussels, c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e proposes a ‘re-work’, a group work more than a group show. We invited the 6 artists that we have collaborated with since our opening: Olivia Dunbar, Ninar Esber, Hamza Halloubi, Emmanuelle Lainé, Kato Six, Assunta Ruocco, to participate in a collaborative project, initiated in c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e’s exhibition space during a week long collective work period. The installation includes pieces we coproduced with the artists over the course of the past programme, traces from the artworks’ own fabrication, and materials which sedimented in our storeroom. The aim of ‘Heterarchical Archipelago’ is to performatively create a protocol allowing the artists to enter each others ‘black box’ – the intimacy of their practice and media – and see if any of the elements found there stick in order to create new assemblages. A bench by artist Anna Barham, modeled on the gallery’s existing architectural features introduces c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e’s exhibition space as an actor by transposing part of it into the art fair itself. We consider the whole installation a metaphor of recollection, thinking through c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e’s activities. As such, it suggests an artificial re-composition of our first year’s programme, while also enacting the virtualities it still contains.

Olivia Dunbar
Ninar Esber
Hamza Halloubi
Emmanuelle Lainé
Assunta Ruocco
Kato Six
Anna Barham