Het landschap opgevat als een dansbeweging

Karen Hendrickx


With this project I want to look for dance in the landscape. The intention is to conceive of the landscape from the movement, starting from color, light and shadow. By hanging some works next to each other, I want to create a large dance movement. Just like in my other works, I want to explore the boundaries between the abstract and the figurative, where expression comes first. The works will be installed both indoors and outdoors. During the opening I will also present my performance Sketches of Emotion, in combination with my work.

For this performance I am working with Justine Copette from the Liège dance company JC Choreography. The purpose of the performance is to demonstrate the point where dance and visual art come together, which for us is emotion. In a first face it is me as a visual artist who is inspired for my drawings by the power and emotion emanating from the dance movement, in a second face it is the dancer who follows me when drawing and painting and is inspired by my movements and work. In a third face there is no longer a leading role and we work purely from emotion, in interaction with each other.

The idea for this project emerged gradually and took shape when I saw the works of Claude Monet in the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris. Afterwards I also discovered the work of Joan Mitchell, which inspired me even more for this project.