Doris Hardeman (opening + talk) / Lot Louis Veelenturf (invited by Syzygy Collective)
The opening of ‘EXIT’ by Doris Hardeman on the fourth of May is accompanied by an artist talk at 7 pm. This event is part of the Let’s Talk Leuven, a platform for artist talks in Leuven, organised by STUK, SLAC, Museum M and Cas-co. Next to this, you can attend Queer Erotica Reading by Lot Louis Veelenturf at 8 pm. They are invited by Syzygy Collective, our current OTG-residents, to perform texts as the first activation of the collective’s residency trajectory.
About Doris Hardeman
Doris Hardeman (°1993, Rheden, NL) lives and works in Brussels. Through the media of sculpture, writing and installation, Doris’s conceptual and material research departs from the heterotopic space that balances on the borders of both the personal and the commercial structures of society. Through collecting, reproducing, and recontextualising objects, she attempts to create anecdotal yet poetic scenarios that latch onto social issues surrounding today’s industrial manufacturability. Within the creation of these scenarios, which are intertwined with mythical references and set in contemporary frameworks, Doris searches for a means to reflect on how objects can shape the way we relate to time and thereby frame the perception of our surroundings. Paying close attention to the broad versatility of materials in terms of craftsmanship and the mass production industries, her works play with the authenticity, utility, practicality and the original value of her chosen materials, amplifying connotations concerning the industrial manufacturability of our present time.
About Lot Louis Veelenturf
Lot Louis Veelenturf (they/them) is a writer, translator and sex educator. In their work, they investigate identity, intimacy and desire by diving into the (online) archives of lesbian magazines from the 1980s and erotic story collections from the 1990s, among others. In addition, Lot Louis teaches the course Queering Literature at Creative Writing ArtEZ, gives workshops Queer(ing) Erotica and teaches sex education for the InDifferent Foundation at secondary schools and mbo’s. Lot Louis published in WMN zine, Zink and on Hard//head, among others, and performed at Perdu, Frontaal and Wijsgerig Festival Drift.