Arthur R. Cordier

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Disciplines: Fotograaf, Installatiekunstenaar, Videokunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

I worked for two years in an advertising company. I hate advertisement. I believe that advertising does not stop at the boundaries of the poster, but crops the public space by many other means, by its structure as well as its inherent consumerist philosophy. My artistic practice originates from this feeling of disgust and to make something about it. More recently my works investigate the intertwined economical relation between leisure time and domestic space. This translates into near functionality in order to constantly evolve and escape the gripping. In order to counteract the powerfulness of the promotional systems, my works often function as tautologies that unfold on themselves; the cycle of production reveals itself in a precarious way by exposing the labor contained. My disgust for ads changed in an interest, I hope critical, for commercial displays and mercantile relationships between individuals.

Werk

D.D.-Domestica Dove
Titel D.D.-Domestica Dove
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving “I really hate pigeons” he says, but this sad death brought us closer to the ceiling; such a simple creature trapped dead in a flying position. A pigeon that cannot fly is not a pigeon anymore. Collaboration work with Ioana Ciora.
Techniek Photography & Installation
Formaat 140x180cm
Key Holder
Titel Key Holder
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving For a few years now I have been through disgust, curiosity and attraction toward advertisement signs. I have collected, climbed on a ladder and unscrewed light boxes from local shops multiple times. I actually did everytime I had the opportunity to do so. Most of the time I just want to own the light box because I liked their shape and colors - as any other object of fetish. By collecting light boxes the shop owners didn’t want on their facades, I realized how advertising signs themselves become obsolete. In addition to the commodities they promoted in the past, the commercial signs themselve aged, changed ownership or passed away. Labor time is perceptible and imperceptible by the senses, labor is abstractly contained in every commodity we exchange - works of art included. Yet, commercial signs are the shop gondolas heads upon public space, and end up representing the labor they hide behind.
Techniek Lightbox, Plexiglass
Formaat 85x35x40 cm
Second Degree Obsolescence
Titel Second Degree Obsolescence
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving "We can imagine the advertisement well lit and placed visibly above the highway becoming part of an endless stream of daily consumed images. From this perspective we are not only consumers of products, but also of the endorsing commercials that eventually wither and fade away."
Techniek Billboard structure, Poster
Formaat 220x220x120cm
Back in 5
Titel Back in 5
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Image of an empty kiosk stall. Back in 5 pasted on it.
Techniek Photography
Formaat 59,4x84,1cm
Liquid sign, Light tar
Titel Liquid sign, Light tar
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Ephemeral commercial light box turned into a lying down sign, lighting its location as only message. This plastical action defines the spatiality of advertising and the structures that composes it. The above ground foundation makes the initial advertising device visible in its entirety. The horizontal tilt causes an unstable transition, between birth of an advertising sign near to be raised and a dead uprooted tree. The current importance of advertising verticality, allowing visibility, is toggled in a cantilevered relation with the ground. The signboard, elongated but alive, only now dazzled the asphalt. Installation presented at the group show and residency FRICHE, in the backyard of a semi-industrial building in Brussels.
Techniek Site-Specific Installation
Formaat 220x280x60cm
Groter, Nieuwe, Prix Réduit, Toute Nouv
Titel Groter, Nieuwe, Prix Réduit, Toute Nouv
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Sculpture, installation. 4 Illuminated signs Variable dimensions Aluminum, Plexiglas, LED. 4 Printed booklets 52 to 80 pages, A5 Size
Techniek Lightbox, booklet
Formaat 600x600cm
Streetlamp
Titel Streetlamp
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek Lighbox LED. AA Batteries
Formaat 55x55x20cm

Omschrijving werk

I worked for two years in an advertising company. I hate advertisement. I believe that advertising does not stop at the boundaries of the poster, but crops the public space by many other means, by its structure as well as its inherent consumerist philosophy. My artistic practice originates from this feeling of disgust and to make something about it. More recently my works investigate the intertwined economical relation between leisure time and domestic space. This translates into near functionality in order to constantly evolve and escape the gripping. In order to counteract the powerfulness of the promotional systems, my works often function as tautologies that unfold on themselves; the cycle of production reveals itself in a precarious way by exposing the labor contained. My disgust for ads changed in an interest, I hope critical, for commercial displays and mercantile relationships between individuals.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.arthurcordier.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Master Artistic Research 2017-2019 N
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Bachelor Fine Art, Exchange 2016-2017 N

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels Bachelor in Fine Art, Urban Space 2013-2016

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief The Balcony, vitrine for visual arts

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 ART CONTEST 2018, Brussels (BE) Vanderborgh Building (UPCOMING September) GROEP
2018 1646, The Hague (NL) 'The Ongoing Conversation #5' GROEP
2018 Vitrine01, Berlin (DE) 'D.D.- Domestica Dove', Collaboration with Ioana Ciora DUO
2018 KABK Gallery, The Hague (NL) 'The Nudist on the Late Shift', Curated by Barbara Seiler & Marcel van Eeden GROEP
2018 Quartair, The Hague (NL) 'Rise', Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist GROEP
2017 Sagacity, Brussels (BE) 'TO PLAY', Curated by Pathfinders Collective GROEP
2017 De Besturing, The Hague (NL) 'Turn Left on Supernova' GROEP
2017 NEST, The Hague (NL) 'Everything must go' GROEP
2016 FRICHE, Brussels (BE) 'FRICHE', Residency & Exhibition GROEP
2015 BELGIAN.ARTISTIC.DISTRICT, Brussels (BE) 'Bruit & Fluctuation / The Foreseen Project', Residency & Exhibition GROEP

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2016 FRICHE, Brussels. Residency & Group show
2015 The Foreseen Project, Brussels. Residency & Group Show

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2017 The Annex Collection UK London, UK Purchased work in collection

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2016 User Manual. Exhibition catalog. FRICHE, Brussels

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Initiator of 'The Balcony', vitrine for visual arts presentation, The Hague 2018 -