Lieve D’hondt 2002
*1963 in Siegen (Germany)
Lives & works in Gent (Belgium)
D’hondt’s audio-visual installations and graphic works draw on the classical processes underlying sculpture, drawing and architecture, transposing them to the media and virtual environments and blurring the boundaries between the different disciplines. Forming, de-forming and re-forming, constructing, de-constructing and re-constructing, presence and absence, fragmentation and integration, transposition and relocation, association and dissociation, all play a key part in the artist’s reflection on perception, a process that also activates the viewer, triggering physical and mental movement and participation. For several years now most of her projects have focused on the occupation of space, experiencing its meaning and content and that of the surrounding areas and places. She has collaborated in projects with other visual artists, including Maria Blondeel, Rik De Boe, Peter Morrens and Leonidas Martin Saura, and with composer Guy De Bièvre. The multimedia installations and videos of D’hondt have been shown inter alia in Künstlerhaus, Dortmund - Germany 2003 / Video Art Center Tokyo - Japan 2002 / CCNOA Brussels 2002 / Netwerk2, Aalst - Belgium 2001 / Surge Gallery, Tokyo - Japan 2001 / Stockholm - Sweden 2000 / « room104 », Nijmegen - Netherlands 2000 / Cafe9.net, Brussels / « Axis », Yoghyakarta, Jakarta, Singapore 1997 / « Speelhoven 97 », Aarschot - Belgium 1997 / « Trapped Reality », Barcelona - Spain 1997 / « rasters », Breda - Netherlands 1996 / « Barabaro », Florence - Italy 1989.
Her site-specific installation at CCNOA in 2002 expanded on the representation of the empty exhibition space(s). Using adhesive numbers/letters and a video, D’hondt placed - In accord with the other exhibiting artists (Bernard Villers and Heidi Voet) - the dimensions (width/height/length) of selected architectural features (walls/windows, etc) throughout the three exhibition spaces. Her video featured a straightforward registration of the empty exhibition spaces. D’hondt’s installation invited to perceive the space itself, to move around, to rest, to take time to enjoy its physical reality.
D’hondt also participated in the CCNOA organized travelling group exhibition ’2step’.