EXHIBITION | Saint-Gilles


08/08/2023 à 18:00


17/08/2023 à 18:00

“Outside and inside at the same time”

From 15/07/2023 to 17/08/2023

Transfer and resonance

Upon her arrival in residence at the beginning of July, Katja Pudor, immediately occupied her territory by covering the walls with sheets of paper more than three meters high. The first exhibition room facing the street was thus wrapped from the walls to the floor included.

In the whiteness of the paper and the space that has become receptacle, the artist places herself in position to trigger the action of drawing-writing while playing her instruments, brushes-prostheses extending her body.

The body is an integral part of the arranged space, integrated in order to function as a sounding board. Katja Pudor, like the musician, plays with her instruments, composes a writing-signs that extends into the space by a particular presence to herself. The artist, transformed into a dancer, displays on the paper a written-danced account of the movements dictated to her by her inner sound. The writing then spreads, expands, amplifies in the inscribed space that become vibrant.

These signs that radiate through their presence and transfer their energy allow a rebound to the other side of writing, that of music, of choreography, of stage arts or other multiple possibilities. This actualization and materialization can then serve as a reading grid and be interpreted by choreographers and musicians.

Everything happens as if in the wake of the body that gives itself and reflects upon itself, the graphic arrangement of the walls from the inside opened to the outside. Katja Pudor aims to overcome our most tenacious separations, namely: writing-vs-signs, writing-vs-dance-vs-music.

Katja Pudor is a body that is prolonged, that folds and unfolds from the inside to the outside to the rhythm of standing up and lying down.

Simone Schuiten

Translation by Renaat Beheydt