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independence of character - novel figures perpetrating disappearance

Onomatopee 131


Onomatopee 131, Lieven De Boeck, 2017

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Although convention allows for much of what is current, poetry can be seen as supplementary in the placing of a sphere (yet) to be touched upon. This gesture is acted out in the white between the lines. It is within these linear constraints, that Lieven De Boeck delivers his inscriptions.

Here, diverse dynamics are at play: laws become liberal units, markings become diffuse, the image becomes an after- or pre-image, the line a scenario. As fixation dissolves, the advance of resignation and mediation begins. As the universal and the relative collide in this cultural landscape, they leave space for a particular poetic criticality that engages identity formation.

The artistic gesture marks an exception. It is a language, a breath, a code; this is where identity performs for us. In this exceptional reading, we explore imagined scenarios pertaining to elements of architecture, sculpture, graphic arts and more. All the while the author prosaically dissolves in his own solution.

Editors: Freek Lomme, Lieven De Boeck and Sara De Bondt
Graphic design: Sara De Bondt
Authors: Andre Gordts, Chantal Pattyn, Jannah Loontjens & Jamal Mahjoub, Pascal Neveux, Tanguy Eeckhout and Zac Rose.

Made possible thanks to the generous support of:
Frac Provence-Alpes-C.te d’Azur. The Fonds regional d’art contemporain (Regional Fund for Contemporary Art) is financed by the Provence-Alpes-C.te d’Azur region and the Ministry of Culture and Communication / Regional direction of cultural affairs Provence-Alpes-C.te d’Azur. It is a member of Platform, a group of Regional Funds for Contemporary Art and founding member of the Marseille Expos network.
The museum Dhondt-Dhaenens is a private foundation recognised by the Flemish Government. As a contemporary art centre, it aims to play an active role in the international art field.


235 x 165 mm / 9.3 x 6.5 inches (portrait
Freek Lomme, Lieven De Boeck and Sara De Bondt
Sara De Bondt
Lieven De Boeck
Swiss binding
cover The Tube 2-s chalk. inside 135 grams Magno Matt, with additional silver metallic and/or extra varnish
Art Libro / Drukkerij Roelofs (NL)
Image specs
17 black/white images, 71 full color images
6-page cover with golden foil inside
Text editor
John Tittensor, Mels Dees, Nanne op t’ Ende
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