Ode de Kort at SpazioA / Pistoia

Ode de Kort / O froooom O toooo O

February 18.02.2017 – 15.04.17

Via Amati 13, Pistoia 51100, Italy

All images: Courtesy SpazioA, Pistoia

Photo by Camilla Maria Santini

SpazioA is  proud to present, Saturday February 18,
2017, 6pm, O froooom O toooo O, the first solo show of the artist
Ode de Kort (1992, Malle, Belgium), in Via Amati 13, Pistoia.
In her practice and
as a practise, Ode de Kort is searching for movements which serve as a starting
point to navigate through images. By multiplying and repeating actions,
different meanings of ‘body’ arise. This balancing act initiates a ceaseless
process of making as well as a sensory mode of knowledge.
Her work is the
result of an extended relationship with one particular material, which unfolds
as a dynamic exchange between three elements: object, camera and subject. De
Kort explores the tensions between stasis and movement, two- and
three-dimensionality, thus challenging and crossing the boundaries between
media and disciplines: photography, sculpture, and choreography.
For this
exhibition, the artist provides the basis for an ongoing choreography. A
prolonged engagement with a single form results in multiple transformations:
from number over sound to object – and back again. In this sense, the works on
display show a wayward navigation between photographic, typographic and
choreographic entities. It is the corporeal experience of situating oneself in
a specific spatial environment that prompts this ongoing transformatory

Ode de Kort (Malle, 1992, Belgium) received a BA (2010-2013) and a MFA (2013 -2015)
in Photography at the School of Arts of Ghent, BE.
Recent exhibitions
include: Inhabited by Objects, a dialogue with the house of Jean Prouvé, CAB
Contemporary, Brussels, BE; In the wake of his surrounding, he fades, organized
by Studio Start, in collaboration with Air Antwerpen, curated by FormContent,
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, BE; Suspension of a circle, curated by Wim
Waelput, Hopsteet Gallery (window), Brussels, BE; Preposition, with Martijn
Grootten, Tique Gallery, Antwerp, BE; The Gods Must Be Crazy, De
Direkteurswoning, Roeselare, BE; Fold/Unfold, SpazioA project space, Pistoia,
IT; The Camera’s Blind Spot II, curated by Simone Menegoi, Extra City Kunsthal,
Antwerp, BE; Aperto, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT.  The artist lives and work in Antwerp, BE.