The Volcano Notes - Karl Van Welden

Expo / Concert

Thu 15.03 → 18:00 – 23:00     Fri 16.03 → 14:00 – 23:00     Sat 17.03 → 11:00 – 18:00

The volcano notes by Karl Van Welden, part of ‘JUST A GOOD PROGRAM’
Expo, performance, LP releases and concerts with guest appearances by Timo van Luijk (Af Ursin) & Frederik Croene.
Karl Van Welden is an artist whose work is centered upon his cycle United Planets. Using the planets in our solar system as anchor points he questions the relationship between small humankind and the universe. So far he has created a diverse, but consistent body of artwork and performance art. This exhibition gives an insight in the work that surrounds the MARS-series, such as A Fall. In this installation/performance he stages a disaster scenario for a single object. A self-made vinyl record is turning on a turntable in a closed room. A rain of ash slowly descends. The whole scene gradually turns dark grey, until the music and movement come to a halt. What remains is a fragile, purposeless object in a monochrome landscape.
The exhibition ‘The volcano notes’ is also the occasion to release his double vinyl ‘MARS II’, which contains the music composed for ‘MARS II’, the performance. Van Welden explores the impact of volcanic ash on the performance of pianist Frederik Croene and the sound he produces, playing on an automated piano. At the same time Timo van Luijk & Frederik Croene present their new album ‘Fortune de Mer’ (La Scie Dorée LP ), a sequel to their previous album ‘Voile au Vent’, that crystallizes the core of their language into sparse instrumentation and dramatic plot points.This event can also be found online on Facebook.
Thu 15.03 → 20:00 performance ‘A Fall’
Fri 16.03 → 21:00 releaseconcerts by Timo van Luijk (Af Ursin), ‘Pieces from Cul-de-Sac’ by Frederik Croene and Part IV from ‘MARS II’ by Frederik Croene & Karl Van Welden
Organised by Kunstencentrum Vooruit and Gouvernement.