Part of the Gouvernement at Vooruit-residency programme
Supported by Vooruit and Stad Gent / Cultuur Gent
© Stef Van Looveren
Antwerp-based artist Stef Van Looveren is a familiar face, having previously presented work during Lichtfestival Gent’s off-parcours in 2018 and Night Shift at De Studio in 2019. With studies in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, London, and Sint-Lucas, Antwerp, Van Looveren is known for his multidisciplinary and genderfluid practice. From video installation and photo, through sculpture, to performance and all other things theatrical, he uses each action as an attempt to reflect and dismantle the performativity of our human behaviour, primarily within the notion of gender. Playfully mimicking our social conducts along with visual culture, his work moves towards a surreal gesture.
With an exciting new GHOST-edition at Vooruit in sight, Van Looveren uses his residency time to further elaborate several ideas such as the creation of a special knife sculpture fitting the festival’s chosen themes perfectly.
Triggered? Because so are we! The sculpture will be presented at the GHOST-festival. His public moment therefore doesn’t conclude his residency, but will be on view for a week in this ‘The Shining’-inspired edition.