Precarious pavilions: SPEED TRIP 3 - RENDER.B.ENDER
In a SPEED TRIP, you and artist Pieterjan Ginckels check the rendered image and its built reality. How and where exactly, beyond being promoted worldwide by their developers, do these dream images end? What is hidden behind the facades, what makes them ‘Leuven’? How do you live in them?
To understand this new landscape, Pieterjan Ginckels provides new tools for new times. One instrument is SPEED TRIP, a performance that he has already rolled out from Los Angeles to Beijing. As a SPEED TRIPPER, you embrace the superficiality you’re investigating, and you take selfies rather than samples. Field research becomes safari. Will you join and become a render character turned to life?
During the exhibition, Pieterjan Ginckels organizes three SPEED TRIPS together with the local skating community, the Swiss architects Svizzera Intl. and the student collective Paradigm Weekly.
The base camp for these activities is the NO PEAKS sculpture at the Barbarahof: a black truck trailer painted with the words "NO PEAKS", wedging itself between the perfectly realised renderings of the urban developers and the daily routines of their clients. The trailer appears to be a stately monolith, but opens itself as a field station, recording and broadcasting studio, and discussion space.
During each SPEED TRIP, participants gather in the NO PEAKS sculpture for a brief introduction by the artist. Pieterjan Ginckels appoints experts who will guide you through the city on a unique NO PEAKS safari. We complete the SPEED TRIP back at the sculpture, where we translate the aftershock of our experiences into new markings on the sculpture’s dusty surface.
SPEED TRIP 3: RENDER.B.ENDER
25 MAY 2019 12:00 - 18:00
Guide: Paradigm Weekly Collective.
Filter: precarity of the realized rendering.
We are flooded on screens and banners with rendered images of our interiors, apartments and hoods, and they shine so brightly that their realized versions always disappoint. We excel in consuming the rendered reality in such a way that the places in which we live seem only remnants of a lesser reality. When we collide with the limits of this delusion, face to face with brick and concrete, we ask the question: is the realized render more real than its unrealized counterpart? Have we rendered or are we being rendered? ”- Paradigm Weekly Collective invites you to enter the render.
creation Pieterjan Ginckels curator Michiel Vandevelde assistence Jara Vlaeminckx production Disagree. vzw coproduction 30CC support Stad en Architectuur, Cas-co (Leuven) with support of De Vlaamse Overheid
- free, with reservation
- reservations until 3 May
- 2 groups of 25 people