As part of his residency program at Fondation CAB, we are pleased to offer a screening of our 26th artist in residence, Thomas Bakker (Netherlands, b. 1969). Thomas Bakker shot a number of site-specific, 16mm films inside the depot of the Plaster-cast Workshop at the Royal Museum of Art and History of the Cinquantenaire. These films were developed, selected and edited during his residency at Fondation CAB and will become part of sculptures and a new series of drawings presented as one spatial installation, shown on Saturday January 13 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Thomas Bakker’s conceptual practice explores the way that ideas can be communicated through form, incorporating a diverse range of media including installation, sculpture, photography, film and text. Bakker employs strategies of exhibition making that are often site-specific, viewing exhibitions as a catalyst to produce a reservoir of possible meanings and discursive experiences. His poetic work derives its refined aesthetic from a wide range of influences including film, sculpture and literature. Visual or textual sources and ideas are often repeated across different bodies of work, an indication of his desire to keep ideas in play or to bring them back to life as raw material for future use.