REVIEWS

/ Jan Mot
Manon de Boer, On a Warm Day in July, 2015.
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Maria Palacios Cruz

Manon de Boer’s minimalist cinema is at its most radical in her latest film On a Warm Day in July (2015), currently on view at Jan Mot, Brussels. Like a number of her films made over the past ten years, it features a performance—American Soprano Claron McFadden improvises on a... continue reading
(Left) David Lamelas, Reading film from “Knots” by R. D. Laing, 1970. (Right) David Lamelas, Reading of an Extract from “Labyrinths” by J. L. Borges, 1970.
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Dessislava Dimova

On the way to David Lamelas’s latest show, which inaugurates Jan Mot’s new location in Brussels, I wondered how much of an artist’s practice is trapped in the discourses surrounding its inception. After all, aren’t artworks entangled with, if not contingent upon, the conditions that govern the time of their... continue reading
Joachim Koester’s “I myself am only a receiving apparatus” at Jan Mot, Brussels
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Vivian Sky Rehberg

In the darkened gallery, two projectors, each threaded with a black-and-white 16mm film by Joachim Koester, cast twin beams of light on two whisper thin screens sandwiched between them. The screens are suspended back to back on taut wires and seem to float in midair. The room purrs and hums moodily; the mechanical apparatuses squat there, arcane and totemic. Pushing through the heavy curtain at the entrance, you have the distinct sensation that you are interrupting a... continue reading

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