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Christian Marclay



Christian Marclay, ‘Mixed Reviews (American Sign LAnguage)’ (2006)

This video takes writing about music as its theme, and depicts American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter Jonathan Kovacs signing a long, collaged text made by Marclay from reviews of musical performances and records.

Matias Faldbakken


Matias Faldbakken, ‘Magazine picture n0. 5’ (2007)

Pieter Brueghel the Younger

«Pilgrimage of the Epileptics to the Church at Molenbeek» | «Dancing Mania» | «The dance at Molenbeek» Pieter Breughel the Younger, painting.

‘Pilgrimage of the Epileptics to the Church at Molenbeek’, by Pieter Breughel the Younger.

Dancing mania (also known as dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance and, historically, St. Vitus’ Dance) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time. The mania affected men, women, and children, who danced until they collapsed from exhaustion.

The outbreaks of dancing mania varied, and several characteristics of it have been recorded. Generally occurring in times of hardship, up to tens of thousands of people would appear to dance for hours, days, weeks, and even months.

Bartholomew notes that some “paraded around naked” and made “obscene gestures”. Some even had sexual intercourse. Others acted like animals, and jumped, hopped and leaped about. They hardly stopped, and some danced until they broke their ribs and subsequently died. Throughout, dancers screamed, laughed, or cried, and some sang. Bartholomew also notes that observers of dancing mania were sometimes treated violently if they refused to join in. Participants demonstrated odd reactions to the colour red; in A History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany, Midelfort notes they “could not perceive the color red at all”, and Bartholomew reports “it was said that dancers could not stand… the color red, often becoming violent on seeing [it]”. Bartholomew also notes that dancers “could not stand pointed shoes”, and that dancers enjoyed their feet being hit.

More here.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder


Pieter Bruegel the Elder, ‘Hunters in the Snow (Winter)’ (1565)

Pierre Ardouvin

pierre ardouvin_retour dans la neige(2015)

Pierre Ardouvin, ‘Retour dans la Neige’ (2015)

Philip Janssens


Philip Janssens, ‘No title (Open Windows)’

Philip Ewe at Flat i









Philip Ewe‘s performance for PLATOON at Flat i, London, last Friday (October 2).

A performance event of bombastic proportions and mobile limits. Stretching inside oneself and outside oneself – this was a one man apartment-based battle with questions and answers and then more questions…

Los Carpinteros

Los Carpinteros-Croissant I, 2013. Watercolour on paper

Los Carpinteros, ‘Croissant I’ (2013)

Watercolour on paper.

Ruben Ochoa

Ruben Ochoa Grounded, 2010

Ruben Ochoa, ‘Grounded’ (2010)

Ry Rocklen


Ry Rocklen, ‘Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde’ (2013)

Rug, resin and tiles.