Hedwig Houben [NL/BE] presented by Kaaitheater
Imitator Being Made
Hedwig Houben introduces three plaster characters: The Made, The Being and The Imitator. How do they relate to each other? How much do authenticity and originality really matter? Don’t we all learn through copying others?
• The Dutch artist Hedwig Houben (°1983) lives and works in Brussels. She studied at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts Flanders (HISK) in Ghent, and the Art Academy Düsseldorf. She previously showed work during Performatik, with the lecture performance In Colour and Shapes.
‘What I want to show and talk about for now doesn’t have so much to do with the appearance of this particular object as such, but rather focuses on those things an object is generally possessed by, the thoughts and meanings that are preserved inside an object. My main focus point will be to gain more insight into that which underlies and determines an object, which is normally difficult to perceive clearly, but in the end does affect our relationship with objects and things, and the way we deal with them on a daily basis. This plaster object will serve as a tool that helps to illustrate my findings and make them become tangible.’ – HEDWIG HOUBEN
Imitator Being Made, 2015 | courtesy of Galerie Fons Welters