Lukas De Clerck – Airbag/14Holes
Hours and dates
- From Oct 27 to Oct 30 from 10:00 to 18:00
AboutLukas De Clerck
Lukas De Clerck lives and works in Brussels.
His artistic practice is currently centered around the Aulos, an ancient-Greek double reeded double pipe that got extinct more than a millennium ago. Inevitably auto-didact, he tries to imagine different improvised sound worlds.
Furthermore, he likes to work with recognizable, everyday sound production. By putting actions like gargling, whistling and sneezing in an artistic context, a connection is made between the audience and its environment.
Throughout De Clerck’s work, a tension between the extra- and the ordinary prevails.
KIKK in townAirbag/14Holes
AirBag/14Holes consists of a large central air cushion with 14 bulging cones.
By improperly using this attraction, the air cushion becomes part of an instrument, which looks like a gigantic children’s bagpipe. The huge flow of air makes it possible to activate a collection of wind instruments.
A mass of abandoned, unused flutes and organ pipes donated for the project.
The sound it produces tends more towards that of an inert, dysfunctional organ. Omnipresent but ephemeral overtone structures are revealed over time.
Moving through the installation, it is you who manipulates the balance between the notes.
As a spectator and listener, you are invited to actively intervene in your own listening experience, playing and composing the space by walking through space, moving your head or gradually covering your ears.