Thierry Verbeeck / Thierry Verbeeck / Thierry Verbeeck

“Share”
Perform in public space 
2014


The medias are formidable instruments that help shape and educate individuals and it therefore results that a lot of what we know finds its source in the media. Currently, with the Internet and all the technologies that are connected to it, individuals benefit from an unprecedentedly significant outreach. People can share content globally to an international audience. The spectator now acts as a relaying ground to the media, or as a media himself. This work poses the idea that each has influence over the other, depending on what he shares. Anyone, as an individual and sometimes anonymously, takes part in the shaping of the perception of the world for a global audience. A global audience, undifferentiated, built up of individuals of all ages and beliefs who, in turn, will influence their entourage. Now confronted to a face that is larger than life, one that evokes the relation of proximity created by new medias, the spectator is invited to share his content inside the head of an individual, and that without censorship. The act of sharing is hereto presented under a less naïve light. In turns out that the spectator is actually writing on a moving image. The face progressively evolves towards a morphing, more or less perceptibly, of different faces of all ages and all cultures. Doing so, once the audience is done writing or drawing, the initial face has already changed. side.


︎ “Share” during the perform @ Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels — June 2014


︎ “Share” back of the installation  






Culture  
Chapter I
2017 — 2019


In this work of art, three bases of differing heights are placed together in what recalls a stage. This stage compares the cultural world to that of sports, with the resulting inherent sense of competition. From this competition emerges a selection. This selection will, therefore, later be regarded as culture. Each base is empty and everyone is invited to fill it. Indeed, the audience more and more contributes to the cultural selection. Most art galeries and museums have started adhering to a logic of mass entertainment. Never before was the democratisation of culture so blatantly gaining ground.





La toile 
Chapter I
2008 — 2009


The ice-cream cone is an anonymous, democratic, universal element. Above the cone there is a blue grid pattern. This grid invites people to add their own content, but at the same time limits it. That content, whatever it may be, will have the same characteristics as a scoop of ice cream: consumable and ephemeral. Glass was chosen as the medium for several reasons: it appears to float, is ethereal, neutral and evokes virtuality. In everyday life, glass is the physical element that connects us to the digital world. It is also thanks to glass that this creation is renewable. Visitors can write on it, draw on it, share, erase, start again...
chosen as the medium for several reasons: it appears to float, is ethereal, neutral and evokes virtuality. In everyday life, glass is the physical element that connects us to the digital world. It is also thanks to glass that this creation is renewable. Visitors can write on it, draw on it, share, erase, start again...





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