Joris Van de Moortel, ‘The ephemeral joys of the body’, 2016, Galerie Nathalie Obadia
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The ephemeral joys of the body, 2016

Wood, speaker, neon, transfo, oil on canvas, strings, amplifier (front), varnish
71 3/10 × 59 1/10 × 6 1/2 in
181 × 150 × 16.5 cm
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Paris, Brussels , Geneva
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Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Bruxelles
Joris Van de Moortel
Belgian, b. 1983
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Musician and artist Joris van de Moortel creates process-driven works with continuously changing components. He often incorporates musical elements: the piece Hit the Snare, Don’t you Dare (2008) is an encased drum set, and The Shortest Song Goes On and On (2011) was, in part, a musical performance. Van de Moortel describes his works as relics and seizes any opportunity to create new meaning from materials originally intended for other purposes. In the 2010 exhibition “Like a Hurricane (you are like),” van de Moortel explored the idea of planned chaos, re-exhibiting several of his pieces to look as if they had been wrecked by a hurricane. “After an exhibition and sometimes during it, I destroy, burn or run a bulldo¬zer over the work to then recycle the rubble into new works,” he has said. “Undoing becomes part of doing.”

Joris Van de Moortel, ‘The ephemeral joys of the body’, 2016, Galerie Nathalie Obadia
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Joris Van de Moortel
Belgian, b. 1983
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Musician and artist Joris van de Moortel creates process-driven works with continuously changing components. He often incorporates musical elements: the piece Hit the Snare, Don’t you Dare (2008) is an encased drum set, and The Shortest Song Goes On and On (2011) was, in part, a musical performance. Van de Moortel describes his works as relics and seizes any opportunity to create new meaning from materials originally intended for other purposes. In the 2010 exhibition “Like a Hurricane (you are like),” van de Moortel explored the idea of planned chaos, re-exhibiting several of his pieces to look as if they had been wrecked by a hurricane. “After an exhibition and sometimes during it, I destroy, burn or run a bulldo¬zer over the work to then recycle the rubble into new works,” he has said. “Undoing becomes part of doing.”

The ephemeral joys of the body, 2016

Wood, speaker, neon, transfo, oil on canvas, strings, amplifier (front), varnish
71 3/10 × 59 1/10 × 6 1/2 in
181 × 150 × 16.5 cm
Sold
Location
Paris, Brussels , Geneva
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