Paul Casaer, Ann Clicteur
Head and Shoulders
As a part of the new workplace policy, the FLACC's current exhibition space is getting several new functions as well as a new layout. FLACC selected interior designer Ann Clicteur (b. 1964, Ostend ) to set up a complete workplace project of her own here, based on this starting point. As her sparring partner, she invited the artist Paul Casaer (b. 1967, Brussels) to think along with her. The exhibition hall will be transformed into a workplace in the broadest sense of the word: a place where artists can reflect, model, present, communicate… Clicteur and Casaer mainly want to cater for the very diverse needs of contemporary artists and accommodate the many different manifestations of their art production. Their second aim is to investigate the possibilities of working with, on and in different media, scales, zones and lighting situations. HEAD & SHOULDERS concentrates first and foremost on the versatility of the space: a place with room to give attention to every stage of the artistic work process. The open structure offers opportunities for collecting traces of all the activities and interventions that take place here. By allowing for this, Clicteur and Casaer also want to shape the memory of the space. As a result, their work can be seen as a blank book, open and waiting to be filled. In the past, Clicteur has worked in arts centre Witte de With (Rotterdam) and the Musée du Louvre (Aile Richelieu, Paris), Z33 (Hasselt), Netwerk (Aalst) and has been in charge of the spatial arrangement of exhibitions of several artists, including Herman Asselberghs and Lieven De Boeck. Paul Casaer has shown his drawings, sculptures, photographs and films in the M HKA and deSingel (Antwerp), Netwerk (Aalst), Mariantonia (São Paulo), and at the Architecture Biennale in Venice. In his work, he always enters into a particular relationship with whatever is unique to the space and the context.
On Friday 29 September at 20:00, the duo will present a scale model at FLACC and show a series of virtual and utopian configurations to the public. This workplace project is also the start of the actual realisation, which will proceed in stages.