In my work, I seek for power-driven narratives - as an organizational structure - that carry a duality within them, that embody a margin, a residual zone, a void. Fractured by abstractions and norms, rules and regulations, power-driven codes limit, if not violently define, how I comfortably find a home in the world. But, at the same time, norms and abstractions compel me to dwell in a shimmering border zone between the real and the desired. However uncomfortable this limbo position is at times, I believe that this border zone implies a state of potentiality; where constant change has its domain, and where one should reside as an interlocutor.
I intend to articulate the deep impact these stories have on land, body, and community by injecting matter or physical substance in these power-driven narratives. Just like any other protagonist matter has specific behavioral characteristics, with its object of desire and its inner conflicts. Once this new protagonist is added new associations arrise; I seek a symbolic alliance between matter and meaning, I want to give rise to a place with constant osmosis between matter and meaning.
Felix Fasolt, transcription of a conversation with Romola M. , Brussel, 2018
2009 - 2016 Sint-Lucas University of Architecture, lector Mixed Media (Masters-Bachelors)
2010 Sint-Lucas University of Architecture, Promotor Philippe Francitti Master assignment
2010 - ....... LUCA School of Arts, Mixed Media
2012 RTS, research training sessions (Gent - Brussel), doctorate study, KUL Leuven
2015 - ....... LUCA School of Arts, Lenses, elective, Bachelor class on Rethorics in cooperation with Luanda Casella 2016 Bialystok University of Technology (Poland) - Masterclass on Edward Hopper
2019 Biennale of Lubumbashi, Promoter and co-designer scenography for an exhibition in cooperation with Picha and LUCA School of Arts
2009 Lineart: Solo Exhibition ‘the surveyor’s maps’ , Kunstzicht (Gent)
2009 Salon Blanc: Solo Exhibition (Oostende), curated by Els Wuyts
2010 Huset: Solo Exhibition ‘the Portrait of Irené Florent’ (Gent)
2012 Invited: Group Exhibition (Gent) curated by Kristof Lemmens
2013 BLANCO: Solo Exhibition: Margin’s Vessels
2015 Nucleo Lindelei: group exhibition orbiting around the legacy of Henri Lefebvre: ’the Production of Space’,, Nucleo, (Gent), curated by Felix Fasolt with GAFPA, Max Kesteloot, Kristof Lemmens, Olivier Goethals, Thomas de Ridder, Luanda Casella, Bert Joostens.
2016 In de Ruimte: Group Exhibition: True Stories, group show curated by Ilse Roosens (Mu.Zee) and Katrien Blanchaert (Herbert Foundation) with Thomas de Ridder, Oshin Albrecht, Roeland Tweelinckx, Felix Fasolt, Alexey Kokhanov, Sarah Bostoen, Koba de Meutter
2017 VAP, Venice solo exhibition: Dissecting a Line, curated by Edoardo Cimadori
2018 MIART Milano: Solo Exhibition: I,YOU,YOU,AR,MY! The Powerade Series
2018 BLOKKER Dendermondsesteenweg 124B: PRODUCTION OF SPACE II, groupshow with Marie-Clair Messouma Manlanbien, Matthieu Ronsse, Ella Litwittz, Guy Slabbinck, Kelly Schacht, Felix Fasolt curated by Guy Slabbinck and Felix Fasolt
2018 - 2019 ‘Short of Lying’, a solo show by Luanda Casella, Scenography by Felix Fasolt. Theatre aan Zee 2018, KVS, NTGent, Montykultuurfactorij, Frascati Amsterdam, Theaterfestival 2019, Boulevard Den Bosch, Spielart Zurich.
2019 Powerade Series #1, auction Museum D’Hondt D’Haenens MDD, Paddle8
2019 BLANCO, Solo Exhibition: I,YOU,YOU,AR,MY! The Powerade Series
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / PRESS
DISSECTING A LINE, a publication for an exhibition. Text editing by Romula M., graphic design Bert Heytens NISI DOMINUS, In fact this is a dog. Text editing by Romula M., graphic design Bert Heytens
I,YOU,YOU,AR,MY! The Powerade Series: White Cherry - Orange - Mountain Berry Blast, a dialogue with Antonio Grulli (IT), graphic design Bert Heytens
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, Structurally Incomplete Glossary 2019, a dialogue with Romula M., graphic design Bert Heytens
2009 Project grant, City of Gent, solo exhibition ‘the surveyor’s maps’, Lineart Festival
2010 Project grant, City of Gent, Solo Exhibition ‘the Portrait of Irené Florent’ (Gent)
2015 Project grant, City of Gent, ‘the Production of Space I’, curated by Felix Fasolt
2015 Project grant, City of Gent, ‘True Stories’, curated by Katrien Blanchaert & Ilse Roossens 2017 Project grant for exhibition abroad, Kunst en Erfgoed, ‘Dissecting a Line’, Venice Biennale 2018 Project grant, Kunst en Erfgoed, ‘Short of Lying’, a solo show by Luanda Casella, Scenography by Felix Fasolt. Theatre aan Zee 2018, KVS, NTGent, Montykultuurfactorij, Frascati Amsterdam, Theaterfestival 2019, Boulevard Den Bosch, Spielart Zurich.
2019 Project grant, City of Gent, ‘the Production of Space II’, curated by Felix Fasolt & Guy Slabbinck
2015 Margin’s Vessel I, The Line (BE)
2015 Margin’s Vessel II, Its Space (BE)
2016 Wake, a Trail of Disturbed Matter (BE)
2017 Dissecting a Line I (BE)
2018 Dissecting a Line II (BE/IT)