Program 2018

No 28 Erik Kessels

the Netherlands (1966)

Group Show

In 2014, Erik Kessels presented a mountain of some 350,000 amateur photographs in Sainte-Claire Church. He once again features in the church with an audio-visual installation showcasing a collection of thousands of vintage vinyl album covers of brass bands and folk music choirs, illustrated by surprising group photographs. Mesmerised by the extraordinary composition of these clichés, the artist revives the vernacular imagery of this popular musical genre. In this venue which is normally home to local choirs, the installation is completed by an experimental soundtrack broadcasting a mix of all the records.

Scenography: Roland Buschmann, Jeroen Bijl
With the support of Mondriaan Fund