Spike Island

Artist Performance: Hedwig HoubenImitator Being Made


Thursday 3 November 2016, 6.30–7.30pm


Free, booking advised

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Imitator Being Made features three characters, ‘The Made’, ‘The Being’ and ‘The Imitator’. In its discussion of the relationships between these three characters, the work considers issues of power, collaboration and dependency. How much do authenticity and originality really matter? Don’t we all learn through copying others?

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During the exhibition, four invited guests will take on the role of ‘performer’. More details coming soon.

Hedwig Houben (b. Boxtel, The Netherlands, 1983) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Houben studied at Higher Institute for Fine Arts Flanders (HISK), Ghent (2010-2011) and Art Academy Düsseldorf (2006-07). Recent solo exhibitions include: First, you learn to see; second, you try to understand; and third, you're about to act, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014); The Hand, the Eye and it, 1646, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2013); Five Possible Lectures on Six Possibilities for a Sculpture, P/////AKT, Amsterdam (2012); Personal Matters and Matters of Fact, Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2012). Group exhibitions include: Haar werk werd verder o.m. getoond in: Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art after Identity Politics, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Trains of thoughts, Goethe-Institut Rotterdam (both 2014); Six Possibilities for a Sculpture, La Loge, Brussels, Belgium; The Moon has a Complicated Geography, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2013); Definitional Disruptions, Kunstraum, London, UK; Riptide, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria; Manufacture 3, CentrePasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland (both 2012); Comique Géométrique, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France; Found in Translation, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Sober & Lonely Institute For Contemporary Art / Outlet Project Room, Johannesburg, South Africa; Making is Thinking, Witte de With, Rotterdam (all 2011).