maandag 16 november 2009

De Hondenmepper, CBK 's-Hertogenbosch

Te Dog-smacker. Stan Wannet succeeds in surprising you with his work again and again. He is surely becoming renown as the artist, who reanimate dead animals with modern techniques. In this art installation again he reanimates dead animals in his special way. Dogs this time! As closed pets to man, the encounter is maybe even more horrific. Inspired by the novel of the known Dutch writer W.F. Hermans: "De God Denkbaar, Denkbaar De God" Stan Wannet depicts the absurdistic and violent scenes from this novel and he translated them in this probably even more alienated kinesthetic art installation, in which he reanimates these dogs to 'life-action' heroes.
The work of Stan Wannet is often quite confronting. Departing of the remains of hares, guinypigs and this time, dogs. Taking the skin and the structure of these animals and filling the reconstructions of their bodies with a lot of electro-technics and robot-technics. In doing so bringing them back to 'live' and let them performe remarkable and unexpected actions. His work does not ease your comfort zones, it goes more or less easely beyond them, presenting you quite an other picture as the images we normaly see about pets like dogs.

In June 2008 Wannet had already attracted our attention, with his contrubutions at the Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke (Belgium), where he spend six months as an artist in residence. He made a few eye catching contributions to the exhibition "Vision in motion - Motion in vision". Remember the remarkable pair of hares, one writing mathematical formulas and the other working behind a type writer. They were quite intriguing as you can see.

After he had concluded his study at the Art School in 's-Hertogenbosch, Stan Wannet did a degree at the Poly Technics in Eindhoven. Specializing in how to beter master the art of building technical devises and using electro-technics and computerised robot-technics in a more integrated but poetic manner in his art. So if your are in the neighborhood, don't hesitate to go and see his new art installation four yourself. Not in Eindhoven or in Kemzeke this time, but in Stan's own home town 's-Hertogenbosch, at the CBK.

CBK 's-Hertogenbosch, Hekellaan 2, 5211 LX 's-Hertogenbosch. Still on show until 3 January 2010.

The two little video-movies: 1. The Dog-smacker and 2. The pair of extra ordinary Hares.