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Karel Verhoeven (°1982, Ghent)
creates autonomous and applied works
including both print, digital, spatial work,
video, photography and performances.
Since his graphic design, art and mediastudies in Ghent (BE)
and Athlone (IRL), he started working as a designer and visual artist,
often in-situ and on a co-creativ way collaborating with organisations,
companies, other visual artists, designers, architects, musicians and externals.
Caught Fish City Fish
research and exhibition project
solo-exhibition at Experimental Intermedia Ghent
clay sculptures, silkscreen edition, live action
Since many years I am fascinated by the fishermen, catching fish and crabs in urban waters.
curated by Lieve D'hondt.
I did some basic etnographic research, observing these people, the spots they like, the tools they have. Now and than, a dialogue started.
I found out scientists had been placing fish pots all over the place, to know exactly what kind of fishes are living there.
Next to the exhibition room, there seemed to be a measuring point. I made all the fish species, precisely in real size in clay. Gradually I showed them in the vitrine.
During the finissage, the spectators were invited to release the fish in the canal.
I made a fish poster, offset pressed and published a silkscreened text by Emi Kodama
If you like to get one, please contact me.