"Oracles - The Life of S.F.​"
KIOSK x Komplot

vernissage: 07.12.2022, 18h - 22h
7.12.22 – 07.01.23
KIOSK, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium

We are pleased to announce the result of our new collaboration, which is also the second iteration of the project 𝑰𝑽 – 𝑰𝑰 – 𝑰𝑰𝑰 - 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑺.𝑭. The first chapter (titled „IV”) of the exhibition series was held at SB34 Clovis in the central atrium of the former children's language school. Now it's time for a performative interlude 𝑶𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔 in the space of KIOSK - the former anatomical theater of the Clinical and Outpatient Institute in Ghent.

𝑶𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔 is the interlude of the trilogy 𝑰𝑽 – 𝑰𝑰 – 𝑰𝑰𝑰 - 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑺.𝑭, a re-telling of Sophocles' tragedies. The nomadic exhibition series departs from the story cycle of Oedipus - written and performed in the period of an epidemic that plagued Ancient Greece - and follows the logic of the Sphinx’s riddle: "What creature walks on four feet in the morning (IV), two in the afternoon (II) and three at night (III)?" Each exhibition narrates a life stage in S.F.’s fictional biography. The protagonist wanders from Brussels and halts at the oracle of Ghent, where various Pythias will enounce prevailing spells that herald the tragic turns of the storyline. Every week, a new oracle will predict the future course of the saga, expressed by performative gestures within a group exhibition of six artistic practices. On how many feet will you enter the stage to consult 𝑶𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔?

𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠: 07.12, 18h - 22h / / 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧: mon – sun, 12h – 18h

Apparatus 22, Laurène Buchheit, Judith Geerts, Francesca Hawker, Marnie Slater, Javier Téllez

Judith Geerts - 07.12.22, 19h
Laurène Buchheit - 07.12.22, 20h
Marnie Slater - 14.12.22, 20h
Francesca Hawker - 21.12.22, 20h
Apparatus 22 - 07.01.23, 14h - 18h

Curated by Koi Persyn - Komplot x KIOSK

Font design: Victor Verhelst

KIOSK will be closed from 24.12 until 03.01.2023. KIOSK reopens 04.01.2023!

With the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, COCOF, VGC, The Flemish government, KASK & Conservatorium and the City of Ghent